Climbing the Dunes

This pictures are from a few weeks ago, when my brother and I climbed the High Dune in the Great Sand Dunes National Park. If you ever get the chance to come and visit, I highly recommend climbing the Dune. Its a lot of work but a lot of fun. It took us about 90 minutes to reach the summit, and 10 minutes to come down.

sand dunes in BW flat
in Black and White
the ascent flat
looking back what we just climbed. the picture doesn’t show how steep it really was.
panoramic shot flat
little panoramic shot of the dunes.
footprints in the sand flat
Footprints in the sand.
climbing high dune flat
Beginning our Trek
at the summit of high dune flat
At the summit of High Dune
ants on the sand flat
People looking like Ants

 

Advertisements

13 thoughts on “Climbing the Dunes”

  1. Nice photos! I drove by the Dunes often with my family headed to camping trips when I was a kid. My Dad never would stop at the Dunes. Seeing your pictures makes me want to revisit the area!

  2. Climbing a sand dune is incredibly hard and slow-going. My family tried climbing a sand dune in 1986 at the White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. We laughed ourselves silly when we got six feet in 15 minutes. It’s a great memory to have!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s