Saturday, February 23, 2013

Project 365-ish: February 23, 2013

Today's post features another moving picture!

I've been waiting on finishing my pinhole processing of the Imperial Sand Dunes, before making a little Dunes video, so I could include them.  This is my family's point-and-shoot camera footage of our stop at the Imperial Sand Dunes in California, with the pinhole images in the mix, as well.

This was just a little side stop on our way to San Diego, for Daughter's gymnastics meet last month.  It turned out to be one of the best parts of our trip!  What a beautifully, haunting place.

location: Interstate 8, exit 156, Grays Wells Road.

This is largely an ATV recreational area, and a week-long permit is required for camping and driving on the dunes.  You can't buy the permit on site- but it must be purchased either in Yuma or El Centro.  We talked to the very nice campground host, who told us that we could briefly visit without the pass, meaning we could walk on to the dunes from the parking area, so long as we did not drive on the sand.  We did this, and had a great awe-inspiring time.

You can also drive down Grays Wells Road to an exhibit of an authentic portion of a wood plank road, which was used from 1914-1927, for the old Model Ts to cross.

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