Tag Archives: Great Sand Dunes NP

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


Our Saturday Afternoon

Wifey, Auntie C and I took our kids to the Sand Dunes for some sand boarding. It was a lot of fun and the kids got sand in places they didn’t even knew they had. Wifey and I did take our turn at sand boarding and we each had a blast. We are still getting sand out. Its a great way to spend an afternoon.

abby and sebi boarding flat
Auntie C and her Boys and our 5 year old
cate sand dunes summer flat
our 3 year old chilling in the sand
kids and auntie C flat
Auntie C sand boarding along with kiddos
cousin teamwork flat
cousins working together
davey and abby boarding flat
first runs of the afternoon
sebi sand boarding flat
the oldest of the cousins
sand Dunes summer b&w flat
sand dunes in summer
sand Dunes in summer1 flat
sand dunes in summer
sand dunes summer cooling filter flat
sand dunes in summer with a cooling filter
sand Dunes summer flat
Sand Dunes in summer

Playing at the Dunes (cont)

So far I have been to the Great Sand Dunes National Park in late summer, winter, and now Spring. There really isn’t a bad time of year to go. Every season provides its own spectacular beauty. It makes is much fun to photograph and just to have fun with your family.

building a dam flat
Building a little dam
abby carrying water flat
Abby playing in the water at the Sand Dunes
bird on a limb flat
Bird on a Limb
footprint flat
Footprint in the sand
unclejoshconstructing flat
Uncle Josh constructing a dam
alone in the wilderness flat
Alone in the wilderness
Cate splashing flat
Cate splashing in the water
abby the helper flat
Abby lending a helping hand
Sand Dunes in Spring flat
The beauty of the Sand Dunes
abby&cate in water flat
Girls wading through the water