Sunday, June 15, 2008

Sandy Weekend

This weekend I traveled down to the Great Sand Dunes National Park with some friends from church. The weather was beautiful all weekend and I think we each got more sun than expected. The nights were cold but dry - colder for Aaron who forgot his sleeping bag. We visited the dunes, hiked through ice-cold water to see Zapata Falls up close and personal, and lounged in the sandy river at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains with beer and a Frisbee. The weekend was relaxing - and as usual - too short. Thanks to Andrew and Kate who planned the trip and everyone who pitched in with food, transportation and, er, site management. Below are a few pictures and videos.

Rotta captured this action shot perfectly.

The sand got hot in a hurry - we needed to put on our shoes.

Rotta rafting

Kate jumps into the creek.

Burying Andrew.

Relaxing in the creek.

Zapata Falls

Ginni splash.

Corn prep work was handled by everyone.

Sand Farts

For more, check out this web album from Picasa:
Sand Dunes NP 2008

1 comment:

Andrew said...

Looks like you guys had a great time. I really like the black and white shot of the dunes.