Great Sand Dunes backpacker 2002

David and his backpacking crew get their five-day, 30-mile hike out of the way.
Getting ready to leave.
Just a cool old tree.
Our first campsite.
The sun sets behind the dunes.
The remains of a deer.
There's a deer back there, see his eyes?
Breaking camp in the morning.
My favorite picture: the Sangre de Cristo mountains and the sand dunes.
Our fair camp (second night).
A panoramic view of the entire dune field.
Bryce and Collin Dunn.
The obligatory dead fish.
A tree covered with bear claw marks.
Purifying water out of the river.
Our fair camp (third and fourth nights).
Hiking up to the lake.
Mount Herard.
The crew relaxing by the lake.
David takes a dip.
Getting ready to cook dinner on the fourth night.
Hiking out.
Back at the cars, our adventure finished.
Pasha is kind enough to be the subject of my last photograph.