Dunes And The Buggies That Love Them


Description: Remember those nice, nearly pristine sand dunes I posted just a bit ago?

During the winter (and a bit during the blazing 110°F temps in the summer) they are a magnet for all kinds of off-highway vehicles. I mention dune buggies in the title, but there are plenty of motorcycles, ATVs and other 4-wheel vehicles that clamber over these dunes.

While I’d love to keep the dunes pristine, I realize driving these OHVs is a lot of fun. The wind will wipe away their track in short order and there is a Algodones Dunes Wilderness just to the North of this photo that is off-limits to all motorized traffic. It’s a good balance.

It was also nice to see they stopped around sunset and the din of motors faded as everyone enjoyed a classic desert sunset.

More images of the dunes without the tracks can be found here and here and here.

Title: Dunes And The Buggies That Love Them

Location: Algodones Dunes, California, USA, North America

Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email)