No snow here but more like Dunes!
When we were driving back from San Diego we went through the Imperial Sand Dunes of southeastern California. I was amazed as these Dunes went on for miles and miles!
We were in awe! Many, many people were in this recreational area having a blast on the dunes!
There were hundreds of hundreds of RV’s boondocking here. (I have learned what boondocking is from my friend Ingrid. It’s camping in an RV without hookups. She explains more on her latest blog post.)
Experiencing these Dunes looks like lots of fun!
We plan to go back to “catch big air!”
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Not sure where these dunes are, but see plenty of them on our trips back and forth between So Cal and here….always thought it would be so much fun….
You would not believe HOW MANY were having fun here… Kirt!
We’ve boondocks in that area several times, it’s pretty cool. They filmed Star Wars there too.
Mary… Wow! I did not know about Star Wars filming there. Thank you!
Actually there are many places in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico that sometimes would make a great moonscape for a movie let alone for a wild Wild West movie!
Imperial Dunes is a very popular boondocking place especially for RVers with OHV’s (off highway vehicle). Looks way fun! Thanks for the mention and glad I could share my wealth of knowledge 🤣
It’s a beautiful sight, the brown sand against the blue sky and white clouds, Nance. Very invigorating!
Said so perfectly!
Well, I’ve learnt something new – Boondocking! Here we just call it ‘Free Camping’ and Dean and I have done a little of it – love it!
We learn something new every day!
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Great photos of the Dunes, Nancy! Love the blue sky and clouds you captured. 🙂
The sky worked in my favor! Thanks for checking out The Dunes. I would love to ride an OTV all over the place!
Last year we did some ATVing on sand dunes in Mexico. It amazed me that in many ways it’s like snow in how you drive. Looks like amazing scenery Nancy. I’ll pop over to see Ingrid. Xo
She would love a visit from you! Ingrid and I would live for you to come to AZ! Most likely bail $$ would have to be tallied together for all of us!!
Oh my I do believe the shenanigans would be in full swing!
Just looking at the sand makes my legs ache! Nothing worse than hiking through sand. We just climbed three short, very steep ankle deep sand hills today. What a killer!!
We were saying the same thing! I think snow shoes are needed for the sand hiking!
These dunes look amazing and I want to go Boondockig some day! I thought yurting was cool until I read this! BTW: I recently posted about a yurt stay if you are looking for a unique experience! https://gotowiparks.wordpress.com
I love the desert. These dunes are gorgeous.
They are truly amazing! Thanks fir stopping in!
Nancy, those dunes are beautiful. Looks like a desert in the Middle East, I,would have never guessed California!
I know!! We were amazed by the vastness as well.
I am so glad you got to enjoy them right along with us! Thanks for stopping by!
It looks amazing! I lovethe composition colors of the skies and the sands. Thank you for introducing this place – I had no idea!
It truly is a fabulous place to visit and experience!
So that’s what those youngsters were up to!? Boondocking! Excellent photogrpahs Nancy, and I can easily envision you returning and ‘catching the air.’
The dunes are believed to have been formed during the period when Colorado River flowed through
the area choosing several directions, one being to turn westward into an area called Salton Sink. Whenever the river chose this direction, rather than to flow into the gulf of California, it would form a large lake known as Lake Cahuilla. Last time this happened was estimated to be 1450. The dunes were formed after the lake dried and the wind began pushing the sand about, creating the dunes …often towering up to 300 feet.
Great photo essay Nancy. Thank you.
Well a great essay by you as well. I did not know how the dunes were formed. Now I do! Thank you!!