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shanrickv2 steps forward & 1 step backward!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2006


Great climb, especially with kids. My brother and I started out with 6 of them and put 4 on the summit with minimal complaining. One of the cooler places in Colorado.
Posted Dec 14, 2006 1:11 pm

TiogaBradfordSurprising  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2005


Surprising how cold the sand was under the top sun-heated layer of sand. Of course, it didn't help that it was 10F the night before.
Posted Dec 11, 2006 2:56 am

rasgoatFun!  Sucess!


Just a great place, with the Crestones looming above. I liked climbing the steepest part of High Dune, it felt like I was going nowhere with every step but I eventually got there. Then run back down!!!
Posted Dec 9, 2006 4:31 pm

Bob SihlerHigh Dune  Sucess!

Bob Sihler

Climbed a few times-- always spectacular.
Posted Dec 9, 2006 12:13 am

jfrishmanIIIGood fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2006


High Dune was a very pleasant winter outing, diversion from a road trip. The sand was pretty cold, but we still went barefoot for a good amount of time. Found some fulgurites: very cool!
Posted Dec 8, 2006 7:08 pm

Mark DoironTougher Than It Looks!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2006

Mark Doiron

Did it early in the morning and had wonderful light for photography! But, it is harder than it looks, both because of the altitude (over 8,000 feet), and because the sand made hiking so difficult. Well worth the view from the top, however! You'll see parts of the park that can't be seen from anywhere along the main roads.
Posted Dec 8, 2006 5:07 pm

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