Love hiking the dunes! Pretty much my first sand dune experience. Awesome!
We heard the singing sands! Out of this world strange. At first I thought it was an airplane flying overhead.
I spent 3 days hiking with Heather and then she went off to do 100+ miles on the PCT. I then spent 4 days bagging peaks solo. Kingston, East Ord, Cady, Chemehuevi, Mastodon, and Eagle (J-Tree).
Great fun exploring around the dunes at dusk. With Providence BM earlier in the day. Trip Report.
Yeah, I went straight up the face of it, and that was not fun. But coming down sure was! Big falling steps with that weird honking sound as the feet sink into the sand.
First stop on a four day trip around the Mojave National Preserve
But it was worth it!
on Thanksgiving weekend. Love the Mojave area.
Pretty cool place. went to the top of the dunes.
This was my first time on real sand dunes. Quite a cool experience. We went up right after a nasty storm so that sand was very nice. The lighting was amazing and the views were also amazing!
Climbed with Jisun on the way to Zion.
My first hike in the Mojave National Preserve provided a great opportunity for my 17 month old to play around in and hike in the sand. Photo ops are great in this spot when the lighting is good. Despite much recent rain, I was able to create a bit of the booming noise on the steep backside (north side) of the highest dune. The trip back to the car can be very fast if you want it to be.
My wife and I had a fun scramble up and 'ski' down the dunes.
I hiked this one with Rex Hardy, Les & Kirk Rekve, Steve & Tyrel Stembridge, Ed & Cody Seastrunk, and Adam Thomas. We had just done Teutonia Peak the day before (along with Mitchell Caverns and Hole in the Wall). The "booming" sound the dunes make is cool. Mojave Nat. Preserve is a fun area.
Fun hike and remote area. Did it again in 2002.
Stopped here for a lunch break on one of hundreds of four wheeling trips in the past 23 years of enjoying this area of the Mojave. My cousin and I both went to the top of the highest dune.
My friend Jeffry and I climbed to the top of the tallest Kelso Dune on the afternoon of Sunday February 19, 2006. The weather was great, partly to mostly cloudy and cool. I would not attempt to climb the dunes when it was warm or hot outside, it's hard enough to do when it's cool! At times the going was very slow and tough - the steepest section we hiked up was probably at a 70* angle! But the views from the top are worth the climb. On the way down we were able to create the "booming" noise and that was so cool. Not only do you hear the low resonant noise, you feel it vibrating up through your legs! Simply awesome... Unlike anything else I've ever experienced!
Bring a windbreaker and lots of water and be prepared for having sand in every conceiveable nook and cranny after the climb...