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20 September 2009 @ 04:11 am
Ai Climbs A Sand Dune  
First pictures from our road trip are now up... Pictures from Great Sand Dunes National Park (tallest sand dunes in North America, at 800+ feet tall) and a bonus Monarch Pass picture.

Here is a sand dune:



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In the mood: busy
 
 
 
thjazithjazi on September 20th, 2009 12:58 pm (UTC)
It's not very windy, is it? The plants at the bottom of the dunes musn't move except during a storm? (or else the plants at the bottom of the dunes must grow fast)

It's ok to be annoyed or worse about a bunch of other people coming to one of your spots and mucking it up by doing what they think is fun. Tobaganning is pretty much like ATVing through a public forest so I understand the point- if the dunes don't cover the tracks quickly by moving.
Douglas Triggs: spiderdoubt72 on September 20th, 2009 03:41 pm (UTC)
They grow fast, or at least, they regrow every season. And while it's fairly windy, it's intermittent -- I don't know how fast the dunes move, but they do.

It's not like they'll damage the dunes. In a year or so, all traces would be gone, I think (or at least, they will be eventually). I just don't like the crowds -- it's not nearly as bad as the dirt bikes or snowmobiles in other places.