This father was carrying his daughter up the steep sand dune. When the two of them reached the top they went running and laughing all the way down the other side.
For nearly fifty miles, from the mouth of the Siuslaw, to Cape Blanco at Coos Bay, the largest area of dunes in the United States lies between the Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountains. In places, the dunes extend 2.5 miles inland, and some are as high as 500 feet. In 1972, 32,186 acres of dunes, forest, streams, and lakes were set aside as the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.
These dunes were the inspiration for Dune
, the 1965 science fiction novel by Frank Herbert.
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