Wednesday, July 25, 2007

At the Sand Dunes

After packing up our camp early on Sunday morning, we started home and decided to stop in Hinton and check out the Athabasca Sand Dunes. It was quite the experience as a strong wind sandblasted us periodically. The quadding was very different from the heights and rocks further north. This area is a haven for dirt bikers and racing quads as they can throw sand all over the place. Our quads with their big tires are great for muddy places as they 'float' across but here they just spun out.

The trail to the dunes was very rocky at the beginning, then it changed to sand and many, many moguls! It was like riding a mini roller coaster!

Of course all the guys had to try going up the same hill. No one was successful in reaching the top so I guess it was an even draw!

The dunes shift and change every day depending on the winds. Ed had fun climbing some of them but it would have been a whole lot more competition if Darrin and Bryce had been there!

It was so peaceful to drive along the edge of the lake.

The end of a wonderful weekend spent exploring new places and marveling at God's greatness .


  1. Great photos! It sounds like a really neat place - I don't think I've ever been there.

  2. Sounds like an awesome adventure.... all these quadding photos ae making me yearn for a quad myself.

  3. Anonymous7:32 PM

    I enjoyed looking at your photos from the trip--you're such an adventurous woman, Crystal! The views are absolutely breathtaking. Quadding looks like a lot of fun! XO