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  •  Hope the restoration funds help... (17+ / 0-)

    Thanks for the informative diary.

    When you mentioned singing dunes I thought of times I have camped/slept near the Eureka or Kelso dunes in the California desert. The low, rumbling 'song' of desert sand dunes is magical.

    Kelso dunes at dawn - California

    Advancing dune - Arizona

    "When the well is dry, we know the worth of water." - Poor Richard's Almanac

    by desertguy on Thu Jul 02, 2009 at 11:32:29 AM PDT

    •  Beautiful pix, MC and Desertguy. (5+ / 0-)

      Many people think that their own environment is nothing special compared to the spectacular beauty of _____ (somewhere else).  The desert has its own beauty, as do the lakes.  I live near chaparral, which is hard for some people to appreciate at first -- I hated it when I was a kid -- but I've gotten to love its subtle beauty.

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      by RLMiller on Thu Jul 02, 2009 at 03:51:38 PM PDT

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    •  Thanks for those pictures. (4+ / 0-)

      Love that shot of an advancing dune.

      I've experienced the mystery of the booming Eureka dunes many times.  Before it was forbidden, we used to ski out there.  At the end of every run I'd look up trying to find the turboprop airplane that I could hear droning on and on.  Finally somebody told me it was the dunes making the noise.  It's a different phenomena than the singing beach sands.  Everybody agrees it's caused by sand avalanching down the slip-face, but the exact mechanism is still uncertain.  On one cold spring day we could actually feel the dune itself resonating beneath our feet.  Quite an experience.

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      by C Barr on Thu Jul 02, 2009 at 09:52:20 PM PDT

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