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distressbarkhighest dune  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 5, 2012

distressbark

Amazing area. Tons of fun hiking the dune ridge top. Witnessed several thousand geese flocking to the small lake below the main dunes; they were flying in from the north and landing by the hundreds. It was truly an amazing sight to experience! A great place to experience a desolate, isolated landscape.
Posted Mar 8, 2014 7:09 pm

Larry LavertyVarious Routes  Sucess!

Larry Laverty

In the late 70's, early 80's. I think it's wonderful that the dunes are noted here on this site. My days in Idaho are very dear to me.
Posted Jun 15, 2013 7:07 pm

asaking11The Dunes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2011

asaking11

I've been living on the base in Mountain Home for about a month now, and I finally got around to go play on the dunes. The main dune is huge and quite a little grunt to get to the top, but very fun. There were tons of mosquitos out.
Posted Jul 5, 2011 5:53 pm

mtybumpoSo Much Fun!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2009

mtybumpo

It was like playing in a giant sandbox! Brittany had a wonderful time at the Bruneau Dunes! It's a very interesting area with a geat view.
Posted Feb 7, 2009 10:37 pm

byatesMany Laps  Sucess!

byates

The Wasatch Mountain Club has been organizing Annual ski trips in October to the dunes for about the last fifteen years, I've been the organizer the last 4 years, lately it has been listed on telitips forums also.
Posted Jan 21, 2009 11:05 am

splattskiFamily affair  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2001

splattski

Climbed it with my brother and our two sets of kids
Trip report
Posted Jul 4, 2008 12:50 pm

LudditeFlew a kite...  Sucess!

Luddite

from the top. We try to make it out here once a year to really feel what a lot of sand in your shoe feels like.
Posted May 30, 2008 1:15 am

wyomtmanSandy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2007

wyomtman

Fun day with my sister, next time I am bringing my snowboard!
Posted Dec 17, 2007 6:15 pm

BeDrinkablepretty area  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 1995

BeDrinkable

Ah, yes. One of the very first places I visited when I came to Idaho. We camped overnight and it was as cold as any night I've spent in the mountains. Walked over the dunes the following day. Nice starlit sky.
Posted Mar 20, 2007 9:42 pm

redmachineBruneau Dunes
Date Climbed: May 31, 2002

redmachine

Short side trip. Lovely place.
Posted Mar 18, 2007 5:10 am

mrhBruneau Dunes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2002

mrh

Had to make a quick trip to Mt. Home on business and found a few hours to zip down to the dunes. Great place, but the blinding sand and wind were terrrible.
Posted Mar 12, 2007 6:45 pm

tarolWonderful, interesting place to explore  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 7, 1999

tarol

My notes from my journal from the day I climbed Bruneau Dunes... "Sitting on top of one of the dunes at Bruneau Dunes State Park in Idaho. Down below are flocks of honking geese on a lake. They're making a racket, and faintly in the distance I can hear several fighter jets. The lake is still frozen and it shimmers in the intense sun. All the geese are congregated around a center portion that is unfrozen. A flock or two will take off and land at intervals; as they do so the honking increases. The dunes are so sharply set against the bright blue sky, only a few clouds float overhead to soften the view. The sand is a soft tan, fine and smooth. More geese are arriving now and a jet is flying overhead."
Posted Mar 12, 2007 5:25 pm

mountaingazelleBruneau Dunes  Sucess!

mountaingazelle

I'm from Mountain Home but only lived there for a short time. The Bruneau Sand Dunes were the closest place to go on weekends. My parents especially enjoyed fishing in the nearby lake.
Posted Mar 12, 2007 4:38 pm

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