Climbed them late in the day when the shadows were great and wanted to share
I've climbed High Dune (650') many times, weather has rarely been this good. Not blazing hot, and and not storming up.
from the lot
base of the dunes
near the top of High Dune
Top of High Dune
Looking north, notice the smoke from the fire
Had my camera in two zip lock bags to keep the sand out, there was a lot of sand blowing around!
From High Dune headed out into the dune field (causing some confusion to a guy who obviously though getting up High Dune was some feat). Headed in a general straight direction to Star Dune (750', but slightly lower elevation) trying to stay on ridges and avoid dropping down.
Star Dune in the distance
Made excellent time up to the final pitch, very steep, in loose sand. The elevation gained was maybe a couple hundred feet if that, but it was soo exhausting. The views were well worth it though!
Dune field and Crestones from Star Dune
Headed down to the ridges and followed the creek back. Honestly going back the way I came would have been quicker.