Christmas Valley Sand Dunes came across my radar about 6 months ago while planning for a photo shoot. I was surprised to learn that Oregon has the largest inland shifting dune system in the Pacific Northwest. Over 18 square miles of sand dunes reaching heights of 60ft. Of course I had to check it out, so back in October, Alicia and I literally drove down an endless gravel road to the middle of nowhere. When we reached the spot, much to our surprise, we were the only ones out there. Our timing couldn't have been more perfect, as the sun was just beginning to set and cast beautiful shades of color across the sands and sky. There was just sand, as far as your eyes could see. The dunes are made mostly of pumice and ash from the Mt. Mazama eruption that happened over 7,000 years ago, which is now better known as Crater Lake.
the stars are magic. every time we are camping and i glance up and see them lighting up the sky every worry and problem goes away and all i can think is we are so lucky to witness such beauty. life is beautiful. (Press ▶️)