Saturday, October 30, 2010

Great Sand Dunes National Park – Day 29

These sand dunes appear on a dried up ancient lakebed that resides in the middle of the Rocky Mountains.  The mountains behind the sand dunes (which can stand up 750 feet above the ground below) were beautifully covered with snow from the day before.

We climbed to the top of the Tallest Dune, which is not technically the tallest but appears that way from the parking lot.  We didn’t make it quite to the top because it was so windy and the sand was pelting us.   We are still finding sand in random places, such as our silverware. 

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