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Excellent perspectives of the surrounding mountains come into view as one climbs higher up Kelso Dunes

Excellent perspectives of the surrounding mountains come into view as one climbs higher up Kelso Dunes The Kelso Dunes sand is soft, and one does sink in with each footstep, but it's not as difficult as I thought it might beThumbnailsApproaching the top of Kelso Dunes, this final stretch is the steepest partThe Kelso Dunes sand is soft, and one does sink in with each footstep, but it's not as difficult as I thought it might beThumbnailsApproaching the top of Kelso Dunes, this final stretch is the steepest partThe Kelso Dunes sand is soft, and one does sink in with each footstep, but it's not as difficult as I thought it might beThumbnailsApproaching the top of Kelso Dunes, this final stretch is the steepest partThe Kelso Dunes sand is soft, and one does sink in with each footstep, but it's not as difficult as I thought it might beThumbnailsApproaching the top of Kelso Dunes, this final stretch is the steepest partThe Kelso Dunes sand is soft, and one does sink in with each footstep, but it's not as difficult as I thought it might beThumbnailsApproaching the top of Kelso Dunes, this final stretch is the steepest part

Often in the desert, everything is gently tilted. The slope that Kelbaker Road slowly climbs for miles in front of the Providence Mountains behind me is quite evident here, exaggerated a bit by the camera angle.