Coral Pink Sand Dunes

The Coral Pink Sand Dunes are some of the most beautiful dunes in the state of Utah. With sands ranging in color from white, to orange to pink and even shades of grey. We got there just in time to watch the sunset.
The park entrance charged $6.00 to enter, which was so that you could pay the park ranger to be there to take your money. You can enter north of the ranger station for free, and it's basically the same thing there.

It was ridiculously cold but I couldn't help but feel like a little kid running through the soft sand. My hands quickly turned to wood in the bitter cold, but strangely they warmed up after a while and resisted the cold.

Monday, December 31, 2007

Looking east from Highway 9 toward the Elkheart Cliffs at the end of Glendale Bench.
On the very southern tip is Dianas Throne 7,054

Gray and yellow sine waves caused by the vibration of moving air.

Orange sand deposited millions of years ago
by an ancient sea named Lake Bonneville.
Now it's a beach with no sea.

Ripples of sand in the desert floor

Cold desert winds vibrating in a symphony of time.

Copper plated shimmering red sands.

Tourists trying to slide down the sand in sub freezing temperatures.
It wasn't working so good. The sand slides best when it's hot.

Looking east over some rippled orange sand toward the Moquith Mountains.

Like sands in an hourglass, so are the days of our lives.

Resilient desert plants, having to survive sub-zero winters,
while being able to handle temperatures exceeding 120 degrees in the summer.

Looking east as the sun sets.
From this angle you don't see the embossed effect as much.


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