Sand Dunes
At Honeyman State Park
Lane County, Oregon
As A Campsite Place

Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park contains sand dunes. In physical geography, a dune is a hill of loose sand built by wind or the flow of water. Dunes occur in different shapes and sizes, formed by interaction with the flow of air or water. Most kinds of dunes are longer on the windward side where the sand is pushed up the dune and have a shorter "slip face" in the lee of the wind. The valley or trough between dunes is called a slack. [from wikipedia]
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Dunes Trail
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(Date Photographed: 17:03:19 Monday 5 September 2016)
(Date Published: Thursday 23 March 2017)
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A modest sign next to a dirt path indicated that it was the trail to the sand dunes. The sign simply read, "Dunes Trail."


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Gate Reduced Path Width
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(Date Photographed: 17:03:54 Monday 5 September 2016)
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A gate composed of wooden logs narrowed the opening to prevent access by motorized vehicles. The opening was, however, wide enough to allow bicycles, wheelchairs, and strollers.


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The Dunes
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(Date Photographed: 17:09:00 Monday 5 September 2016)
(Date Published: Thursday 23 March 2017)
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The sand dunes extended down from the edge of a forest. In the center left of this photograph, two people sat on a log. Their tiny relative size emphasized the vastness of this dune valley.


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Dune Valley
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(Date Photographed: 17:09:19 Monday 5 September 2016)
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A vast sand dune valley extended all the way to a fence at the far end. Notice the hundreds of footprints in the sand.


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Close-up Of Sand
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(Date Photographed: 17:10:10 Monday 5 September 2016)
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A closer look at the sand revealed that it contained small bits of forest.


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Closer To Forest
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(Date Photographed: 17:10:18 Monday 5 September 2016)
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Another close look at the sand, this time right up next to the forest, revealed even more bits of forest in the sand.


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Denver And Westley
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(Date Photographed: 17:10:59 Monday 5 September 2016)
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Denver and Westley played in the sand. They were only part way down the face of the dune.


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Edge Of Sand
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(Date Photographed: 17:11:28 Monday 5 September 2016)
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The edge where the sand met the forest. Notice that the forest appears to be gradually growing over the sand.


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Patch Of Grass
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(Date Photographed: 17:11:31 Monday 5 September 2016)
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A small island of grass had established itself out over the surface of the sand.


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Pine Cones
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(Date Photographed: 17:16:12 Monday 5 September 2016)
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Pine cones grew on a pine tree that towered over the edge of the sand.


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Forest Marched Downhill
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(Date Photographed: 17:29:15 Monday 5 September 2016)
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The forest was marching slowly (over centuries) down over the sand.


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For Scale
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(Date Photographed: 17:33:52 Monday 5 September 2016)
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For scale, Denver and Westley had walked almost all the way down into the sand valley.


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