Out For A Stroll

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 7D
8643856/1000000 sec. / ISO 100
Nearest Area
Death Valley National Park
Town
Amargosa Valley
Brief Directions
From I-15, take Kelbaker Road/California Hwy 127 North from Baker. Turn left on Hwy 190 and continue to the Furnace Creek Visitor Center. Continue on Hwy 190 north and follow the signs to the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes and Stovepipe Wells.
Description
A hiker takes a stroll in the Mesquite Flat Sand Dues in Death Valley National Park. The Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes are at the northern end of the valley floor and are nearly surrounded by mountains on all sides. Due to their easy access from the road and the overall proximity of Death Valley to Hollywood, these dunes have been used to film sand dune scenes for several movies including films in the Star Wars series. The largest dune is called Star Dune and is relatively stable and stationary because it is at a point where the various winds that shape the dunes converge. The depth of the sand at its crest is 130-140 feet. In between many of the dunes are stands of creosote bush and some mesquite on the sand and on dried mud.
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Date Added
May 8, 2018

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