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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 πŸ“

Sand Transport

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 360Β° 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

  • jordanfoy

    Absolutely incredible! Really dig this story, awesome scenes! @jaywilder check this out man!!

  • jaywilder

    Truly amazing. I know you mean about being in the dunes. It is transcendent feeling. It's hard to tell too how high or far anything is too. I can't wait to see the night show too like you did. I'll always remember my time exploring the sand dunes of southern Colorado. Thx for reminding me. Captured it perfectly.

  • cimek

    @jordanfoy thanks a lot! really appreciate it πŸ™πŸ˜Š

  • cimek

    @jaywilder Thanks a lot! glad to hear that! Maybe the dunes in Colorado will be my next stop then 😊 and thats so true about the distances! we though it would be a ten minutes walk to the top, turned out to be almost an hour πŸ˜„

  • cimek

    I think interacting (jumping and rolling in the sand) made me feel closer to nature. and watching the thousands of stars made me feel closer to the universe. maybe that's what was so special about this experience. @jaywilder

  • kbasta

    What a wonderful story / adventure. I love the rawness & solitude of the desert, the sky full of so many stars. (Never thought to roll down a dune! Will try it next time, for sure.) πŸ’›

  • brianstowell

    So incredible. The desert is such a unique place with insane landscapes. I can always feel it drawing me in. Great adventuring!

  • JenY

    Awesome story & adventure! I really want to go and see it all with my own eyes β˜€οΈπŸ’›βœ¨

  • cimek

    @kbasta it was my first time in a real desert so the rawness and solitude was really powerful I guess! the rolling just came naturally 😁 I had sand literally everywhere after that day! but so worth it 😁

  • cimek

    @brianstowell thanks! totally agree! didn't think I would like it that much, pleasant surprise I guess. 😁 glad you like the story πŸ™

  • cimek

    @Jeny thanks! you definitely should if you get the chance! πŸ™πŸ˜Š

  • ailoves

    This is so stunning! Can't wait to check it out myself some day!

  • 1_of_8

    Worthy of publishing in book form. Wowzers.

  • the1andonly

    What an awesome story! Thanks so much for sharing.

  • photistry

    I really appreciated your commentary to go along with your great images. It was a very nice story.

  • absnthemndedswd

    Perfektion Cim... πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

  • journeyofnow

    One of my favorite stories I've seen today. You really took me away to the desert. What an experience. @cincinati I so want to do this!

  • olgarouge

    SAVRŠENO! Hvala na divnom otkriću Cimek! :D

  • olgarouge

    PERFECT! Thank you for wonderful discovery Cimek! :D

  • cimek

    @ailoves thanks! you defiantly should! would love to see your photos from there already πŸ˜‰πŸ˜„

  • cimek

    @1_of_8 oh my, thanks a lot my friend! nice to see you here! πŸ˜ŠπŸ™

  • cimek

    @the1andonly glad you like it! thanksπŸ™πŸ˜Š

  • cimek

    @photistry thanks a lot! much appreciated πŸ™πŸ˜Š

  • cimek

    @absnthemndedswd Γ₯h tackar tackar! πŸ™πŸ™

  • cimek

    @journeyofnow what an awesome comment to revive! thanks a lot πŸ™πŸ˜Š so glad to hear that! you should defiantly go if you get the chance!

  • cimek

    @olgarouge hvala puno! glad you like it πŸ™πŸ˜Š

  • joey_es

    Stunning photos!!!

  • ilcavallopazzo

    @cimek simply wonderful your story and your feed on instagram πŸ˜πŸ‘

  • mischiru

    Absolutely love it!

  • k8ie

    Grew up in the desert and I miss the bright blue sky and white puffy clouds, the beautiful sunsets and sunrises and the stars...sigh those starry starry nights. I try to explain to others abt the beauty of the desert but just can't seem to do but this is beautiful and you captured some of my favorites

  • indradel__

    Wooooow speechless , I recently went to Death Valley and it really is impressive! Well captured!

  • yellowillow

    This leaves me speechless!!πŸ˜πŸ™

  • feniceny

    Your photos make me want to visit too! Breathtaking !

  • skylerwagoner

    Wow that was inspiring! My favorite story so far.

  • lacebark

    Really beautiful πŸ’™πŸ’™

  • claireonline

    So gorgeous!

  • sbakshian

    Wow!!!πŸ˜πŸ‘Œβ€οΈ

  • sarah_alsayegh

    I want to go!!! Amazing story!

  • yalabdullah

    Such a beautiful story

  • irockutah

    Very cool!

  • manuelamonteiro

    Love it!!!

  • Pari

    Lovely

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