Great Sand Dunes

In mid Summer of 2018, I embarked on a week long driving trek through southeast Colorado. One objective during that adventure was to spend time at the Great Sand Dunes National Park.

I expected a rather large sand pile. I did not understand the enormity of the scope of the rather large sand pile until I stood in front of it .

Like other people I walked to the closet, smallest sand hill where people where sand surfing. I took photos of other people walking through the sand to even greater heights among the ever shifting dunes. I, however, stayed close to the Visitors Center as not to over extend my overweight out-of-shape body.

There is a sand dunes national park in Indiana. Interestingly, it is call the Indiana Dunes National Park. I have never been there. Actually, I have never wanted to go there. I don’t know why. Maybe it is too far to drive the three hours it would take to get there. Yet, I’ll drive over a thousand miles just to spend a few hours walking through the sand in Colorado. So, I’ll need to put the Indiana Dunes on the list of Indiana places to see. If for any other reason is that I’ve lived in Indiana my entire life and yet have never made an effort to visit the only National Park in Indiana.

The Great Sand Dunes at the Great Sand Dunes National Park. Nikon D600 photo taken by Dave O on August 1, 2018.
The Great Sand Dunes at the Great Sand Dunes National Park. Nikon D600 photo taken by Dave O on August 1, 2018.

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