High Dune Climber's Log

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Alcas24

Alcas24 - Mar 20, 2007 1:25 am Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2006

Windy!!!!  Sucess!

Really special place. Did it w/ my girlfriend who was out visiting me at WSC in Gunnison. Very windy day but very enjoyable and got some great photos.

Zac Finley

Zac Finley - Jan 16, 2007 9:09 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2005

A Must  Sucess!

Have made the trek up High Dune three times, all part of my road trips either going to or leaving Yellowstone from Atlanta. I always find a way to make it over to the dunes each summer, because it's like no other hike you can do anywhere else, unless you're in the Sahara.

Thomas Gurviez

Thomas Gurviez - Jan 14, 2007 1:11 pm Date Climbed: Jan 9, 2007

beautiful  Sucess!

Beautiful area, a bizarre part of Sahara at 2500 meters... I was lucky for the climb because it was the last day of sun before a storm. No wind and pretty mild with the sun, but still some snow in north slopes.

TiogaBradford

TiogaBradford - Dec 11, 2006 2:56 am Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2005

Surprising  Sucess!

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.

rasgoat

rasgoat - Dec 9, 2006 4:31 pm

Fun!  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!!!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Dec 9, 2006 12:13 am

High Dune  Sucess!

Climbed a few times-- always spectacular.

jfrishmanIII

jfrishmanIII - Dec 8, 2006 7:08 pm Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2006

Good fun  Sucess!

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!

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Dec 8, 2006 5:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2006

Tougher Than It Looks!  Sucess!

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.

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