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... Sand Dunes National Park. Well, we saw them from the road in the drizzling rain and the Full sign. We had forgotten that it was Saturday. Off we set for Blanca where we now sit in our very comfy motorhome. From what we saw, the sand dunes did not rival those at Moreton or the ones in Namibia. Maybe another trip. We have been avoiding the weird weather here. Maybe our next stop will be Alaska.
Left camp and drove north, crossed Ute Indian land and passed Chimney Rock. Arrived at Treasure Falls. Fifteen minute hike up near to the falls, ascending 300 feet.
Then travelled up Wolf Creek Pass, getting to 3333 metres! Pine forests and lots of snow.
Then came own a bit to The San Luis valley and Great Sand Dunes NP. Had hoped to camp, but camp site full. Amazing sight of 750 feet high sand dunes nestling against 14,000 ...
Steve - we decidd to take a day from the TAT and diverted to the "great aand dunes". Hell of a ride across an open planw to find we coild not even get anywhwre near them wiyh the bikes. Took some ohotos and went to the nearest vakp site which to be frank was kot offering a geeat deal. We checked out the pitch site ...
... dunes rising from the valley
floor. This area of Colorado was formed millions of years ago through the interactions of tetanic plate movement, glaciers, and volcanic activity. The valley floor was at one time a large lake where sand washed in from the San Juan Mountains and larger gains and pebbles from the Sangre de Cristo Mountains collected. As the lake shrunk, the prevailing south-west winds blew the sand grains to pile up beneath the Sangre de Cristos ...
Wednesday May 21, 2014
This morning started out bright and sunny, but later it turned
a little cloudy, a perfect day for traveling.
We headed south on I-25 to Walsenburg and then west on US 160. This was a drive through beautiful mountains