When we got to Death Valley, we were tired from the drive so we only did one very short hike at these dunes. These are the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. It was late in the day and that is probably the best time of day to see them as the light is warm and makes for interesting shadows that shift every few minutes - it was a bit hazy too. This was December 9, 2012.
Lots of footprints in the sand there - these are heavily visited dunes.
A few days later we visited them briefly again on our way out of the park, here are Ed's way superior photos of the dunes on Dec. 14:
I used to travel between my job in Nunavut and my two homes in Ottawa and Los Angeles, but am now a year-round resident of the paradise that is Ottawa. I'm not renaming the blog, though. People obsessed with factual accuracy will just have to cope.