imperial dunes

Along interstate 8, just west of Yuma, Arizona are a spectacular array of sand dunes, the Imperial Sand Dunes.  As they are managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) this area is a recreational fun house already rolling at the early morning am.  Full of BBQs, confederate flags and the constant hum of All Terrain Vehicles.  At the California 156 exit you will find this southern stretch of the Imperial Sand Dunes poetically split by the highway with the South side dunes radiating a motorized hum, cigarette-beer-meat mixed smell, with dust rising, while the North side dunes silently stretched behind the All American Canal seeming just out of reach.  Standing on the overpass above hwy 8 is the perfect place to simultaneously appreciate landscape activated and landscape sublime.

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