Sand Dunes 101: What are they and how are they formed

What are sand dunes, and how do they get established? A dune is a hill of sand that forms where the combination of winds and/or the contribution of sediment by water currents allow the accumulation of sand: the wind lifts the accumulated sand from the sea and carries it inland,…

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Sand Dune Climbing

Climbing on sand dunes differs from hiking for the lack of trails and the fact that you are, well, attempting to climb on a huge pile of soft sand, inevitably ending up half step back after each step forward. Dune climbing is no easy feat, but the challenge is what…

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Sand Dunes in Michigan

The state of Michigan is home to many incredible sand dune systems and national parks which are especially popular with trail hikers. There are over 300,000 acres of sand dunes in the state, and most of them are worth a visit. The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore site offers some…

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The Highest Sand Dunes in the World

Star-shaped dunes are often massive in size. Stunning landscapes can be enjoyed from the top of a sand dune, and many recreational activities such as sand boarding and dune bashing can be enjoyed on these peaks. But where can you find the most extraordinary dunes, those as tall as mountains?…

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Sand duning and off-roading in the desert
Sand Duning in Arizona. Photo courtesy of Kvnga.

Sand duning and off-roading in the desert

Off-roading (driving vehicles over natural terrains and landscapes rather than artificial pavements, that is, driving “off road”) is one of the most exciting activities you can do on a desert adventure, where it takes the name of sand duning. It’s hard to explain the thrill of riding a car through…

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Where to go sandboarding in the US

The popularity of sandboarding and related sports has boomed in recent years and there are now many opportunities to practice sand dune surfing across the United States. As a matter of fact, some of the best sand dunes and sport facilities for dune boarding are located in the USA and…

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