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Camping — Great Sand Dunes National Park

The family had the opportunity to camp at Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado this week. The Great Sand Dunes are the tallest dunes in North America. Here are a few pictures:

Great Sand Dunes from Pinyon Flat campground. The dunes are about 650 to 750 feet (xxx to xxx m) tall.

Great Sand Dunes from Pinyon Flats campground. The dunes are about 650 to 750 feet (200 to 230 m) tall.

View of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains from High Dune, the second highest star dune in the dune field. The altitude at the top of the dune is near 9000 feet above sea level.

View of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains from High Dune, the second highest star dune in the dune field. The elevation at the top of the dunes is near 9000 feet (2700 m) above sea level.

Bedforms of various sizes.

Sedimentary structures (ripples, dunes) of various sizes.

Braided stream at the base of the dunes, about 30 m wide and less than 10 cm deep.

Braided stream at the base of the dunes, about 30 m wide and less than 10 cm deep.

Our tent in Pinyon Flats campground.

Our tent in Pinyon Flats campground.

Me enjoying the dunes.

Me enjoying the dunes.

We think the alternate name for the park is “Great Mosquito Swarms National Park,” but we couldn’t find that in the literature the rangers handed out.

Grace and Peace

June 26, 2009 - Posted by | Geology | , ,

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