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… Veins in a rock formation resembling a raw steak near The Wave in South Coyote Buttes in northern Arizona, just over the Utah Arizona Border. Not too far from Kanab, Utah.


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… If I remember correctly, this is Highway 12 in Central Utah, on the way to Calf Creek. It is pretty close to Capitol Reef National Park. I believe this particular section of the highway is called The Hogsback. There are very deep canyons/valleys on both sides of the narrow ridge which holds the highway. Everything is so vast in this part of the country. You can see for miles and miles in every direction.

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… A wider view of Eureka Sand Dunes in the northern section of Death Valley National Park. Accessible from Big Pine, California via Highway 168 and Death Valley Road. Or, if you have a vehicle of means, it is accessible from the south via some backroads from the main western entrance to the park off of Highway 190. There is a narrow canyon at Steel Pass that has a few pretty big rocky crawls to climb in order to get over the pass. We came in from Big Pine and after hanging around the sand dunes a bit, we started down the backroad going south toward the main entrance to the park just to see how far we could get in my 4×4 Jeep Liberty. We made it all the way up to Steel Pass and decided not to push it up the rocky ledges and turned back down. We were just one vehicle, and if we ran into any trouble we could have been quite stuck. If we had another able 4×4 with us, we would have gone for it. I keep a hand winch, tow straps, shovel, spare gas, etc. along for emergencies, but my Jeep is still stock with all-terrain tires.

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… Eureka sand dunes in the northern section of Death Valley National Park accessible from Big Pine, California via Highway 168 and Death Valley Road. These are the tallest sand dunes in California at about 700 feet tall, but only cover about 3 square miles. The Kelso sand dunes in Mojave National Preserve previously shown here are just slightly shorter but cover more than ten times the footprint of Eureka dunes at about 45 square miles. The Eureka dunes are nestled in a smaller valley and stand out from the flat-ish scrubby valley floor in their amazing height and brightness.