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Moving on to the park -Great Sand Dunes National Monument
All the national parks and monuments have nice little broschures.

It felt really strange to find this beautiful area of sand dunes nestled in Colorado's mountains.

Ingrid crossing the Mendano creek which you have to pass to get to the dunes.

Same view towards the east and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains but from a distance.

Cautionary signs on entering the dunes area. We were at a high altitude and it was fortunately a relatively cool and windy day. They say the mosquitoes are fierce otherwise.

Ingrid and Lars in the middle - LeAnn to the right - Per way ahead of us.

Here we are tramping up into pure tranquility. It was spooky how restfull the area was.

Snow capped mountains in late June!


Per and Lars after chatting with a park Ranger.

© Ann Thulin © Lars Thulin,
© Per Thulin, © Ingrid Hansson
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