As I said yesterday, I'll be going through the five stops we made on our RV trip. Here's stop number 2 from #ifyouroamthedesert
2. Kelso Dunes, east of Calico
Why? Because we live in California, which is known for our beaches, and Yosemite, yata, yata, but we have cool sand dunes that look like we're in the middle of the Sahara desert? Pretty sweet! This place did not disappoint at all. The drive is gorgeous, with granite mountains all over, and the view from the peak was like nothing I've ever seen before.
So... Very kid friendly depending on the age of your kids. We saw many families there, the difference between them and us is their goal wasn't to make it to the summit, they were just there to enjoy the huge sandbox. We however had our one year old strapped to Roman's back and went to the top, which was exhausting. We were rationing our water and gave up on half the things we were wearing, but it was amazing. Since we went early spring I didn't have to have shoes, I was bare foot/ in socks the whole time, and it was way more comfortable than shoes because sand gets in and makes walking up a steep sand mountain even harder. So this is a must! Whether you're a hiker or not, to the summit and back it took us 3.5 hours, and thats because we went to the east peak, not the one everyone else went to. Out of the whole trip, this was the most challenging.
Ps: this is one of my only artsy photos, so bare with me