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  •  full moon nights. . . (11+ / 0-)

    I had a similar experience, but also lizards messing about my sleeping bag (I NEVER use a tent!). Of course, what sleep? I mean, that big, yellowish orb was in my eyes for most of the night. Agreeing with your daughter, it is quite the outdoors experience camping out in the monument and seeing a big, fat and full moon so close you can almost reach out and touch it. Almost! If she has any pics of that camping experience and wants to share. . .post 'em on this commentator's site, because I think the DKos community will enjoy sharing the experience (vicariously), of course. Thanks for posting your comment, Hanging Up My Tusk!

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    by richholtzin on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 08:47:50 AM PDT

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    •  Her camping experience at WS was approx 25 years (2+ / 0-)
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      ago and any photos she might have (I've never seen any of this particular trip) are non-digital and packed so far away it would take months to unearth. Other than that, I'd love to post photos. That area is spectacular and I think those seeing it for the first time are dumbfounded at the purity and brightness of the dunes.

      Thanks for writing and posting this series on our national parks. Great opportunity for us to see those out-of-the-way parks we might never have a chance to visit in person.

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      by Hanging Up My Tusks on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 12:14:21 PM PDT

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    •  I was too chicken to camp here (2+ / 0-)
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      I was afraid of snakes and other critters and was alone. Too bad. I bet the sky show was unbelievable on a moonless and cloudless night.

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      by kovie on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 07:26:36 PM PDT

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