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Kelso Dunes Professional Review and Guide
"This unique half-day desert hike leads to the second tallest, but most extensive field of sand dunes in the California desert. To many persons, sand dunes represent the essential desert landscape, but dune systems are few and widely scattered in California’s deserts. Most of these are administered by the National Park Service in Death Valley National Park and Mojave National Preserve. Surprisingly, the vast, sandy expanse of the Kelso Dunes hosts vegetation, including many species growing solely in sandy environments. Colorful spring wildflowers and far-ranging vistas are major attractions of a hike in the Kelso Dunes, but the dunes’ most interesting attribute is the booming or rumbling sound the sand makes as hikers create miniature sand avalanches while walking along the narrow crest of the dunes."
--Ron Adkison, Hiking Southern California (Falcon Guides).
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