"Finding Nirvana is like Locating Silence" Jack Kerouac- Dharma Bums
High Dune stands about 699 feet tall and only 1.5 miles from the parking lot but felt closer to 10 miles after trudging through the sand.
This was going to be our second foray into Sand Sledding. This, however, was something completely different than White Sands. Here you need wet sand or an ample amount of wax to gain decent speed. In White Sands, the gypsum will carry even the cheapest plastic sled. The other trade off is that gypsum doesn't get hot (but gives off a blinding glare), while the sand in Great Sand Dunes can get up to 150 degrees.
Like I said...ample wax for for decent speed...and wipe outs....