Dunes near Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, CA

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Wim de Vries on February 8, 2007

The Mesquite Sand Dunes are at the northern end of the valley floor and are nearly surrounded by mountains on all sides. Due to their easy access from the road and the overall proximity of Death Valley to Hollywood, these dunes have been used to film sand dune scenes for several movies including films in the Star Wars series. The largest dune is called Star Dune and is relatively stable and stationary because it is at a point where the various winds that shape the dunes converge. The depth of the sand at its crest is 130-140 feet (40-43 m) but this is small compared to other dunes in the area that have sand depths of up to 600-700 feet (180-210 m) deep. Star Dune is shaped like a starfish.

cbjo on October 19, 2008

Very nice landscape and picture!

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Wim de Vries on October 22, 2008

Thank you for your visit cbjo!

Greetings, Wim

Lutz P on July 15, 2011

Lutz was here

Wim de Vries on July 15, 2011

Da kommt schon einiges zusammen, wir müssen noch einen weiteren Tag finden :-)

c0l0gne1 on July 15, 2011


Lutz P on July 15, 2011

... oder so, hab aufgegeben, zu viele Kommentare und links :-))

c0l0gne1 on July 15, 2011

Das braucht Zeit, Wim und poly haben ein paar Jahre Vorsprung mit taggen;-)

Rita Eberle-Wessner on August 7, 2011

Ach Wim, da warst du auch? so eines lade ich demnächst auch hoch

©polytropos on August 7, 2011

Ich glaube, es gab eine Zeit, da hätte man den einen oder andern Bekannten getroffen, wenn man sich hier an diese Kreuzung gesetzt hätte ... naja, ein staubtrockenes Vergnügen. ;-)

Lutz P on August 7, 2011

... genau, poly, ein oder zwei Sabbaticals hätten da schon gereicht ;-)

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