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This was my president's day weekend. It was an on-again, off-again trip. I thought it was off until Friday night. As it turned out, it didn't rain or snow us in, it was just really really windy. I had to crawl down off the upper bed in the trailer in the middle of the night because it was rocking so badly I got seasick. On the upside, there was hardly anyone there, and when we left on Monday, we were the only people remaining, so there wasn't anything close to the craziness of Halloween. The images are kinda poor quality; I was afraid the sand would scratch up my the lens on my digital SLR.



On the north side. Between the weather and I80 closing, there were hardly any people. For once. Even on a heavier machine with no sand paddles, my father more than kept up.

Notice the ominous clouds. They were all around, but not a drop of rain or snow actually fell. Just really, really windy. There was some residual water on the flat from a previous storm.

The wind literally carved the south side of the dunes up overnight. Imagine coming up over the ridge and plowing down into that.

Another view. The perspective isn't great, but those troughs were four feet deep in some places. We rode this section the day before and it was absolutely smooth.

This is the back side of the ridges on the south end. I've never seen them so sharp and abrupt like that. One of the few motorcycles out there went over this Saturday morning and the unexpected landing sheared the bolt off his front tire.



Lastly, my quote of the day:
Exit, pursued by a bear.

*edit - I don't know why the formatting is so whacky...stupid scrapbook.

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veijukka
Feb. 24th, 2009 04:54 am (UTC)
I really love the third from last and the last ones...they have what makes deserts so beautiful. Nice shots, and nice shadows.
kidboomerang
Feb. 24th, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC)
=) Glad you had a good weekend!
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