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Ibex Sand Dunes Professional Review and Guide
"These remote sand dunes in a spectacular wilderness setting rise more than 150 feet and are trapped against rugged hills in the extreme southeastern corner of the park. From a distance the dunes appear taller than they are, making them even more impressive. Both the drive and the approach are relatively easy. The dunes are a picturesque and worthy destination in and of themselves, with added bonuses of expansive views and interesting mining ruins. Their isolation, hidden from paved roads by stark desert mountains, is a key attribute. This all adds up to an enjoyable romp in a giant sandbox.On rare occasions a recent rainstorm may cause the Amargosa River to flood portions of the Saratoga Springs Road, rendering it impassable. Dune boarding is destructive and illegal under both park service and wilderness regulations. Drinking water is unavailable, so carry ample water when hiking. Strong winds may reduce visibility with blowing sand. Do not attempt this hike during the heat of the summer or anytime when temperatures exceed 100 degrees F."
--Bill and Polly Cunningham, Best Easy Day Hikes: Death Valley National Park (Falcon Guides).
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