Last weekend I got to do a little getaway to one of my favorite places to explore, the Eastern Sierra portion of Highway 395. My first night out I stayed at the Eureka Sand Dunes in Death Valley National Park. I have long wanted to experience the dunes and the nearby mountains, the Last Chance Range, at sunset. It wasn’t the dramatic sunset sky experience I had hoped for, but I did have the unexpected pleasure of hiking through a sandstorm which kicked up halfway through my trek up the dunes.
Taking advantage of the circumstances I documented the wind whipping through the dunes. Below is a four-minute video of what I saw, along with some of the photographs I captured. It was definitely my most memorable trip to Eureka Sand Dunes, I’m still trying to get sand out of my car and gear a week later!