Saturday, April 03, 2021

Dunes and Shadows

Spent most of the day hanging out at the VRRV, checking some electrics on Mariko (yep, another short circuit involving the headlights this time), and verifying what worked with the ECM disconnected.

Tried but could not locate the short for the headlights so now planning on dropping off the Sammy with the mechanic in Parker, CO for him to troubleshoot.  Have also found the quick disconnect for the positive terminal of the battery tends to "lose connectivity" randomly, am going to ask the mechanic to eliminate it as it's no longer required.

I'll also have the mechanic hook up the replacement ECM, this to ensure it's not something I might cause beforehand.  The ECM is due at home Monday evening, so hoping to be able to drop off the Samurai on Tuesday afternoon.

Anyways, enough of that shit, I rode out on Yagi shortly after 4PM to see what the late afternoon sun did for shadows among the dunes of the Great Sand Dunes National Park.

From Ponderosa Point along the Medano Creek Primitive Road

Looks like a couple of climbers made it up to the top of the first
dune I tried to get to yesterday!

Riding back towards the main dune access area

See the guy atop the dune, near the center?

Looks like he was taking a selfie!

While posing Yagi near the main dune access area, a spot of
white caught my attention....look up and to the left of Yagi...

Yep, looks like a new bride, getting her post-wedding pics

Another "can you see" the folks on the top....

On the way out of the park:

Tonight's sunset was a bit better than yesterday's sunset I believe:


CCjon said...

Another great day of snapping pix, you got some "keepers" there. Have you thought about making a book with your photos?

Am surprised at the number of people climbing the dunes, are you close to a metropolitan area?

redlegsrides said...

Thanks CCjon! You are not the first to suggest a book with my pictures however I would want to do it the same way Gary France did it with his book and it's way too expensive. His book is truly a coffee table quality book. As to the number of people on the dunes, the park is about 20 to 25 miles from Alamosa, Colorado which is on US 160 so maybe the proximity to a major highway crossing the southern border of the state?

SonjaM said...

What a photogenic area, Dom.

BTW, there are some apps around, from which you can create nice coffee table books. I have used FIND PENGUINS and BLURB in the past. Lead-time, results and quality have been satisfactory.

redlegsrides said...

Thanks for the info SonjaM! Perhaps someday....