June 22, 2017

For You, God, are great and do marvelous deeds. Psalm 86:10

 Catch a wave at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve!

Every spring and summer, snowmelt from the Sangre de Christo Mountains tumbles down onto the dunes surrounding Medano Creek, creating ridges in the sand. The folds in turn cause regularly occurring waves, turning the water into the perfect place for tubing and wakeboarding.

This article explains a little bit more about the phenomenon, and the accompanying photo makes it look like a lot of fun. So if you’d like to go to the beach in Colorado, better hurry: the water’s usually dried up by the end of July.

I love reading about these natural but unusual happenings in our national parks. They remind me how creative and, as David the psalmist declared, marvelous God’s works truly are.

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