Jul 5, 200610:42 AMThe Life
Signs of Life: Drifting sand
Jul 5, 2006 - 10:42 AMOn certain days, you'll see this sign while driving east near the outskirts of town. However, during thick sandstorms, you might not even be able to see the warning light. [Click thumbnail photo to enlarge.]
We humans installed a road through an active sand dune zone, and that darn sand shows no respect for our road.
Lisa Snellings-Clark blogged eloquently about this area in The Dunes of Vista Chino:
"Bulldozers will scoop up the dunes and dump them back onto the desert floor. The plows will scrape up the rest and we humans in our little machines will buzz through, running our individual errands. We chug happily along, knowing we've managed to maintain the slowly expanding border between the area we've dug up and paved over and irrigated and changed to our liking, and the ancient living desert."