Mesquite Dunes, Stovepipe wells, death valley national park, sand dune, ripples, California, photo

Mesquite Gold

Mesquite Dunes, Death Valley National Park

Pristine textures shape the impressive dunes in Death Valley National Park. For dunes to exist there must be a source of sand, prevailing winds to move the sand, and a place for the sand to collect. The eroded canyons and washes near Mesquite provide plenty of sand and wind to shape these iconic dunes. Photo © copyright by Richard Bitonti.