Thursday, September 3, 2009

Great Sand Dunes NP

On our way south on Monday, we made a slight detour to the Great Sand Dunes National Park. It was beautiful and very quiet and peaceful. We went hiking in the nearby hills on Monday afternoon.

View of the dunes from an overlook:

Tuesday morning we "took to the dunes" to play around. Animal tracks in the morning sand:

It get a bit windy sometimes!

I love the little flowers growing where it seems nothing should survive:

It wasn't exactly easy climbing up the steep sand - but worth it for the close-up views:

Nearby mountains, including a 14er or two:

John without shoes:

We'd like to come back in the spring and see the river flowing - that sounds like fun too!

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