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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Kelso Dunes


Next camp was at the Kelso Sand Dunes.

 There's nothing to see in sand dunes except evidence of the comings and goings of the locals.
A Pinacate beetle, otherwise known as a stinkbug.

A mouse.

 A Kangaroo Rat.  They drag their long tail.

At one time I would have climbed this dune, but these days the idea of sand-filled shoes don't appeal to me.  This dune is over 600 feet high.  That may not seem like much but when your slogging through soft sand slipping back a foot for every two feet gained, well you get the idea.



11 comments:

  1. A scout is lost on you seeing all those determinated animal tracks.

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  2. You are a real tracker to determine all those animals. I can imagine you did't want to climb that sand hill, we are all getting older....

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  3. Yeah, I'd stay off the dune. Great photos.

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  4. I'm with you on hiking up that dune.
    The older I get , the less I have the oomph to do such things.

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  5. I'm with you on hiking up that dune.
    The older I get , the less I have the oomph to do such things.

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  6. Neat to see, but I'm with you...who wants sand in their shoes..not to mention the exertion it would take to climb the hill. I prefer to sit and stare at nature.

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  7. Having slogged my way through some of our little seaside dunes I can well imagine that 600 ft dunes would soon lose their appeal. The tracks are interesting though, so maybe looking for them would keep me going (for a little while).

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  8. I so love that first shot..

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  9. We climbed this dune once upon a time.

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  10. We climbed this dune once upon a time.

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