Steps in the Sand Steps in the Sand

Steps in the Sand

Artist: Raymond Gaynor


At dawn I drove to the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes in Death Valley. As the sunrise crested over the mountains the dunes became alive with its changing light and shadows As I hiked along the dunes towards the 100-foot high peaks the sun continues to highlight the ridge edges, shadows, and patterns in the sand. I know I have limited time before the colors and shadows will be bleached out by the rising sun. Looking down along a ridgeline I see a set of footprints made by an earlier hiker. This is Steps in the Sand – Death Valley National Park, CA

Collections: California: Death Valley National Park, National Parks of the United States, Sand Dunes

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