Want to see what a new 'icon' looks like? Here it is. Thanks to climate change desertification has been happening at an increasing rate across much of the Great Basin and California the last two decades, these are 'new' sand dunes, and this is just the start of the show. Good for photographers, bad for....well, anything else currently living here.
This place, which you have almost certainly not seen photographed, contains a forest of literally thousands of Joshua Trees spread out over many square miles which are being consumed by highly rippled sand dunes, some now even 50 or 100ft high. I have spent many miles on foot exploring the possibilities here, and yes, you also can take the journey here with me on any of my new Southwest trips... as long as you are sworn to secrecy, haha ;-) It is actually only about 1 hour from the nearest road.... Photo © copyright by Marc Adamus.