Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes Death Valley is located near Stovepipe Wells and was unlike any other parts of the park that we visited. It was pretty unreal! It was the first time we got to walk on sand dunes, and I can see why photographers love this spot. We had planned to wake up around sunrise to beat the heat but instead overslept and woke up closer to 9. By that time all the dedicated photographers and travelers had already came and gone, and they left footsteps in every direction for miles.
The sand dunes are just a short walk from the parking lot, but we started venturing further and further out to see if we could find areas that were left untouched. We walked 45 minutes into the dunes with no luck, so we took our photos, footsteps and all, and decided to make our way back to the car. It was precisely that moment when we realized that we forgot to bring water with us. There seemed to be an endless number of dunes that stretched between us and the car. We were exhausted from the heat, dehydrated, and got a small taste of what it was like to be wandering in the desert with no end in sight. We thought we would be in and out, but we ended up getting much better acquainted with the desert. It was an experience… for sure.
Photos of Mesquite Flat Dunes Death Valley:
Sand everywhere! I vined Jacob dumping out the sand from his shoes.
I’m taking a photo of Jacob’s silhouette taking a photo:
I’m really interested to go back to visit when it’s cooler since the landscape is always changing there. Next time, we might try to actually wake up around sunrise.
What are some of the most interesting landscapes that you’ve seen?