DAy one of Frans adventure
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Our adventure started on Tuesday Sept 20
Tom even wore a shirt he bought when he visited our first stop several years ago when he visited the area. . I did not figure out that was just where we were headed. Three hours and 30 min latter we were at the turn off for the Great American Sand dunes National Park. What a site to see so many piles of sand trapped between the Sangre de Cristo Mountains visitors as told to avoid bare feet or sandals the sand temperatures of 140 degree in the day. It as cool while we were there but most people did wear hiking shoes or some type of walking shoe . in the spring the creek my still flowing. By Sept when we visited it was dried up.
we made to day one of my adventure
This one Tom took across the road from
Checked in at the visitors center for hiking information Tom found a short one he had not done on his visit it was a short three mile drive up a bumpy gravel road
This is the road I was ready to turn around after a short distance Tom told me he had driven on roads like this and it was just fine sit back and enjoy . here is the road
At last we arrived at the parking lot and trail head
notice the view of the dunes on our way down the trail
more waterfall pictures they were so
once we finished the hike and the bumpy ride down back to the dunes here are a few pictures we took as we headed back into the park.
One of the short trails we did from the camp ground trail no we did not camp but the trail was short and had great views of the dunes.
part two coming we did do a little walking on the dunes
thanks for stopping by