IMPERIAL SAND DUNES, CALIFORNIA

The first time I saw the Imperial Sand Dunes I was completely unaware that I was approaching them. I was driving through a particularly barren part of the Mojave Desert, drove around a small mountain and there they were, huge dunes for as far as the eye could see. It is a surreal place, the wind was blowing hard and snow plow trucks were clearing the drifts off the road.