Departing the Los Angeles area at 10:30 pm, we drove through the night in order to catch the sunrise over the dunes in Death Valley National Park. After unsuccessful attempts at sleep in the Jeep 4×4 rental once we arrived, I gave up, anxiously awaiting 5 am and the beginning of the day. When the alarm went off, I hopped up and began gathering the essentials for the morning. Hiking for about 45 minutes, we made it to the highest dune, a 600 foot monster that towers over the rest of the sand. Here is the view from the “summit”.
After taking some shots from the peak we decided to trek around the sandy hills for a bit. The sun was just peeking its face over the eastern mountains, spreading its golden light across the dunes. Views like the one you see below were everywhere.
I absolutely loved watching the dance that the shadows played with the sand. Walking (more like taking 3 steps forward and sliding 2 steps back) on the spines of these majestic sandy creations was magical, a perfect start to our Death Valley trip!
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