Tuesday, December 15, 2015

SoCal's San Dunes

The larger dunes are on the west side of the North Algodones Dunes Wilderness (2.5 hours from San Diego).

I typically love the sea, sun and sand. Interestingly though, not all the sands I’m drawn to lie in coastal regions. In fact, most of the sand on Earth is stacked in massive piles in remote areas – rarely in coastal regions, which you might expect. That doesn't stop surfing sufis from hitting the slopes.
The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in Colorado claims the continent’s tallest dune, Star Dune at 750’. This particular dune is estimated to be approximately 12,000 years old, formed by deposits carried down the Rio Grande River canyon.
But SoCal’s got its share of sand. (Read more...)

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