Sand Dunes near Stovepipe Wells
This view is looking northeast from the top of the star dune (the highest dune in the dune field) near Stovepipe Wells. Star dunes are found in most large western North American dune fields. They form in basin-confined dune fields that experience seasonal variations in wind patterns. Opposing crosswinds cause the sand to pile up, with one dune typically rising high above other dunes in a field. The Funeral Mountains are in the distance.
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Last modified: 11/30/2010