This was the view I was denied at Great Sand Dunes. It’s kind of a rite of passage at the dunes, to make it all the way to the top. Beyond the act of making the climb and the mental and physical challenges it represents, the view is unlike any other. Looking down on the dunes from within the dunes, surrounded by a sea of sand, having crested dune upon dune to get there… it’s spectacular!
There is a third dimension to traveling, the longing for what is beyond. ~ Jan Myrdal
So while I’m pleased with my time there last year in spite of the problems, this is something I wanted to do very badly and I’m left still with a bit of longing for an adventure denied me, a longing for what lied beyond the edge of the dunes… my missing third dimension.
With plans for our next big expedition underway, I’m including the Dunes yet again and I will hopefully quench that longing by returning once more. I know you’re surprised. 😉