West of the Guadalupes

PART 1:

The Gypsum Sand Dunes of Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas

4.  Denouement

Whose footsteps are these on the flank of the highest dune?  Ours!  We went straight up, then came down at an angle:

  

As we come down to this level there are tracks left by others and we decide to follow the ones that lead off the dunes the quickest (a bit steep but very soft):

 

See where our deep footsteps are in this next photo?  There is a poor excuse for a path here, one that follows the edge of the dune field:

Soon the trail widens into the old road we used to get to the dunes, and the official path for entering the dunes is marked:

We follow the road back to the parking area:

As we get closer to the end we take a last look back at the edge of the dune field:

It was a nice walk, don't you agree?

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2. Cornudas Mountains Highlights

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3.  Peak Experience

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