Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Colorado's biggest sandbox

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The best thing about the dunes: No fences, no stay-on-trail signage. You can go anywhere you want on these dunes!

We met and made friends with our neighbor in the next campsite who had a son. Above is our son and his friend Claude, running up the dunes in late morning. They had a great time digging in the sand with their shovels and pails. The boys were fast friends and we all hiked together up the dunes this day. We made it two thirds of the way up. The elevation is high here, over 8000 feet, and we were suckin' air trying to walk through the sand! The air is thin and so dry. I kept getting thirsty during our entire stay at Great Sand Dunes National Park.

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