Wednesday while we waited for our trailer to finally have repairs completed, we decided to make a trip down the Gem Valley corridor. Along the way we saw a sign for Bruneau Dunes State Park. With a *slight* memory of the place I recommended we take a little side trip. Located 64 miles south of Boise, Idaho this park offers camping, boating, hiking and star gazing.
The campsites were pretty nice and we seriously considered staying a night here … mainly so I could see some stars.
Bruneau Dunes State Park boasts the tallest single-structured sand dune in North America with a peak rising 470 feet above the surrounding desert floor.
When they say bring PLENTY of bug spray. They are not KIDDING. The bugs were plentiful. And apparently we were pretty tasty.
The trail starts along the swampy lake with plenty of trees & grass. And bugs. Lots and lots of blood-thirsty vampire bugs.
Halfway through was this amazingly beautiful tunnel. It was lovely. And then *BITE*. So I ran through this instead of getting to savor the moment.
We made it to the dune. It was hot. We had bites everywhere. The sand was so hot that it was burning Tippy’s paws. So we turned back and dashed back toward our truck.
It was cool to see the dunes. Not so cool to be overwhelmed by bugs. Mosquitos to be exact.
Next time, I’ll go prepared with a gallon of spray!