Kobuk Sand Dunes – A desert in Alaska

By Anthony RemboldtOwn work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

Kobuk Valley National Park in northwestern Alaska 25 miles (40 km) north of the Arctic Circle is noted for the Great Kobuk Sand Dunes and caribou migration routes. No roads lead to the park. People typically get there by chartered air taxi. Three sets of sand dune fields are located on the south side of the Kobuk River. The Great Kobuk Sand Dunes, Little Kobuk Sand Dunes and the Hunt River Dunes are remnants of dune fields that covered as many as 200,000 acres immediately after the retreat of Pleistocene glaciation. A combination of out-wash deposits from the glaciers and strong winds created the field, which is now mostly covered by forest and tundra.
info: Wikipedia

By Western Arctic National ParklandsJust Another Day at the Office, CC BY 2.0, Link

By National Park Service, Alaska RegionKobuk RiverUploaded by AlbertHerring, Public Domain, Link

By Western Arctic National ParklandsStream and Sand, CC BY 2.0, Link

By National Park Service, Alaska RegionKobuk RiverUploaded by AlbertHerring, Public Domain, Link

By National Park Service, Alaska Region [CC BY 2.0 or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Western Arctic National ParklandsCruising on the Kobuk, CC BY 2.0, Link

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