Great Sand Dune NP 05/15/16

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GSDNP-103 Nice weather for our visit to the area.
1 Nice weather for our visit to the area.
GSDNP-105 Way outside the park, the dunes are already easily visible. Way out of place too, just a big pile of sand among all the mountains.
2 Way outside the park, the dunes are already easily visible.
Way out of place too, just a big pile of sand among all the mountains.
GSDNP-109 Ready to start our exploration of the park.
3 Ready to start our exploration of the park.
GSDNP-130 The scrub, the snow capped mountains, the low clouds, and the dunes make for a strange experience.
4 The scrub, the snow capped mountains, the low clouds, and the dunes make for a strange experience.
GSDNP-131 Taking it all in from the observation deck.
5 Taking it all in from the observation deck.
GSDNP-138 Gary and his trusty vaporizer brave the stiff wind and the chill.
6 Gary and his trusty vaporizer brave the stiff wind and the chill.
GSDNP-132 I know, but everyone needs one selfie.
7 I know, but everyone needs one selfie.
GSDNP-111 Hanhan the brave is going into the wilderness to face off with the sand dune. Will she remain?
8 Hanhan the brave is going into the wilderness to face off with the sand dune.
Will she remain?
GSDNP-112 Should I wade the freezing water of the creek? Why is there a creek here anyway?
9 Should I wade the freezing water of the creek?
Why is there a creek here anyway?
GSDNP-136 Tom Sawyer has forded one branch of the creek. It was VERY cold water!
10 Tom Sawyer has forded one branch of the creek.
It was VERY cold water!