A couple weeks ago, I went to Great Sand Dunes NP in Southern Colorado.
Coming from California, I was pretty surprised to see that Colorado has its very own desert… by the mountains. the park is home to the tallest sand dunes in North America. Star Dune rises 750ft from its base to its crest. Pretty cool stuff! In a lot of ways it reminded me of the dunes in Death Valley.
I tried going to the top but no luck this time. It was too hot…
Oh and look for that Ten-lined June Beetle aka Watermelon Beetle (Polyphylla decemlineata) when you look through the photos below: