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Kelso Dunes, Essex

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Kelso Dunes, also known as the Kelso Dune Field, is the largest field of aeolian sand deposits in the Mojave Desert. The region is protected by the Mojave National Preserve and is located near the town of Baker, San Bernardino County, California, and the Preserve Visitor Center. The dune field covers 45 square miles (120 km2) and includes migrating dunes, vegetation-stabilized dunes, sand sheets, and sand ramps. The tallest dunes rise up to 650 feet (200 m) above the surrounding terrain.
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  • I saw Kelso Dunes is also called the Singing Dunes. Actually it’s more of a boom. At the top, we ran our hands across the sand and heard small booms. I carried a saucer sled up with me. Sledding down....  more
    I saw Kelso Dunes is also called the Singing Dunes. Actually it’s more of a boom. At the top, we ran our hands across the sand and heard small booms. I carried a saucer sled up with me. Sledding down....  more »
  • Found turn off on road into parking. Not well maintained - go slow to main hiking trail parking. Did not venture further. Bathrooms here and NO Water. Long hike to bottom of the dunes, problem... 
    Found turn off on road into parking. Not well maintained - go slow to main hiking trail parking. Did not venture further. Bathrooms here and NO Water. Long hike to bottom of the dunes, problem...  more »
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  • Fantastic!! Great to be able to climb and explore the dunes. Epic!
  • Absolutely breathtaking!

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