M O J A V E D E S E R T
A day in
Last winter me and my husband went on a road trip through California and Arizona. One stop was the Kelso Dunes in Mojave Desert. Our visit to this place turned out to be one of the most memorable days on our trip. It truly stood out. I hope this story can bring you some of that desert magic we experienced.
To the top!
L E T ' S G O
The tallest dune rise up to 200m (650 feet) above the surrounding terrain.
no shoes needed
J U S T A L I T T L E B R E A K
. . . T O E N J O Y T H E V I E W
No sign of life as far as the eye can see.
A L M O S T A T T H E T O P
W E M A D E I T 📍
All of the sand has been brought here by the wind! The dunes are the result of a sand transportation system that's been going on for 25000 years.
There was something very transcendent with this place. Maybe it was being completely alone in the middle of nowhere or was it the 360° view of the desert? Perhaps it was the fact that there was no sounds at all. I can't tell.
a quick lunch, with the best view.
Then it's playtime!
" S I N G I N G S A N D" When you slide down the dunes it generates a low frequency rumble that you can both hear and feel. truly amazing.
L E T Y O U R S E L F G O
Become one with your surroundings
As the sun got low we started to walk (read jump) down the dunes
Soon everything had turned pink
Please, stop the time
I didn't want this day to end. but in the desert the beauty doesn't disappear with the last sunlight...
The truth is, I've been wanting to experience stargazing in the desert (without any light pollution) for a very long time. Now I finally had the chance.
Seeing the past
The star light that we see left the stars several years ago! You are looking at the past, it's the only real time machine.
Watching stars always give me such a inner peace. I love how it puts everything in a perspective. You realize how small you are and how temporary your lifespan is.
It was a sad farewell as we left and I kept thinking that I'll have to come back! One day wasn't enough, it was just a taste. One day I'll be back.
CIM + DEJAN