Great Sand Dunes National Park

Hike To High Dune - Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

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Great Sand Dunes National Park

February 25, 2007 - Lars and I arrived at the Great Sand Dunes at 9 a.m. We found ourselves all alone in the parking lot near the Medano Creek bed. We had the entire sand dunes to ourselves! :)

The adjacent photo taken at the visitor center.

Great Sand Dunes National Park We decided to hike up to High Dune, located to the left and behind me in the photo.
Great Sand Dunes National Park Note the "mini-avalanches" of sand that transpired down this dune. Fascinating!
Lars Leber
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Lars Leber is quite a photographer.

A photo of Lars and another shot that shows some of the curves, contours and nuanced shades of the sand.

Great Sand Dunes National Park It was quite a rigorous hike uphill, but once we reached this ridge, we were almost there.
Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO A photo of Lars with the Sangre De Cristo Mountains in the background.
Red Vines Licorice Great Sand Dunes National Park At the summit, I pulled out a bag of Red Vines candy and chomped on a few. Special thanks to my friend "Tote" for giving these as a care gift! :)
Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO The skies was fairly cloudly, but it was so good to get out to the dunes. On the way down, I got a shot of Lars running down a really steep dune! :p)

-Photos by Steve Garufi in Buena Vista, Colorado. His web site is www.ColoradoGuy.com.


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