Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Great Sand Dunes National Park
I am pretty sure this was the first anyway. All the others were monuments or forests etc.
Thankfully it was early enough as spots were still available. Although it turned out of the several we really only could squeak into one. And it took a little effort.
Because of the dynamics of the sand the water does this weird surge kind of thing. You can kind of see some of the surges in the picture... they will disappear in a second and then it will surge someplace else.
There was a log hiker to a pass but the description really made it sound like a waste of time.
The deer came through every evening driving Tucker insane. Some of them even fell asleep next to trees in people camp sites. Wild!
Speaking of wild a gang of children hung out literally in the tree next to our site. They loved Tucker and he totally put up with being pet by half dozen kids.
And it was hard taking 2 steps up sliding back 1.5 steps. The wind was crazy at the tops so it was like being sandblasted.
We watched a few and it looked slow and very little payoff for how difficult a climb it was.