Eureka Dunes

Eureka Dunes, Death Valley, California

After leaving Bishop, we headed to Eureka Dunes in Death Valley National Park. These dunes are just about as tall as the Great Sand Dunes in Colorado, but are basically one single big dune, instead of an endless repetition of them. Another striking characteristic of the Eureka dunes is their absolute pristine remoteness – there is nothing out there in that valley! No lights, no distant towns, just one dirt road and absolute silence. Very cool.

Eureka Dunes, Death Valley, California, October

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Dusk light atop Eureka Dunes - October.

Any regrets about leaving the cold and snowy Sierras vanished as we enjoyed a perfectly calm and warm desert evening atop the highest dune, with our bottle of wine and my camera of course.

4 thoughts on “Eureka Dunes

  1. That second shot is STUNNING, Jack. Love that light! How is Claudia adjusting to life in America? Excursions like this are helping, I’m sure.

    1. Thanks Justin! I’m sure the recent election results helped with Claudia’s adjustment to America! 🙂 She’d have been appalled otherwise, I’m sure… or we’d have just moved to Germany… lol..

  2. Jack. Great work. Eureka Dunes is definitely one of my favorite spots I have ever visited. Like you mentioned, the complete solitude is incredible, as is the scenery. Hopefully it can stay pristine and not become overrun like so many other “once remote” locations.

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