DVNP: Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes & Mosaic Canyon

The overnight temperature was probably in the 50’s—not too bad at all.  Everyone had a good night’s sleep except for me.  I guess I am the light sleeper of the family.  At least I was able to sleep better the second night.  For breakfast we had quesadillas and fruit.  We were able to leave the campsite by 7:30 a.m.

Our first stop was the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.  This was the kids’ favorite part of the trip. 


There are no trails, so the book I read said to just keep looking back so you can keep track of where the parking lot is. 


It was like a huge sandbox!  The kids ended up walking in their socks because they kept on complaining about sand in their shoes.




Hiking in sand is pretty difficult, and n tired himself out early, so we weren’t able to go too far. 

Our next stop was my favorite, Mosaic Canyon.


This was a short hike, about 1.0 mile roundtrip.



n found this rock that he thought was shaped like a mitten and carried it with him along the hike.



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