Standing at 470 feet high, Bruneau Dunes State Park in Mountain Home, Idaho is home to the highest single-structured sand dune in North America. I love how it took me an hour to get up and only 5 minutes to get down. It was worth it but I didn't finish the trail as my legs were exhausted and there was no way I could make it all the way up and down the second dune off to the right. This place is pretty cool for stargazing as well and has its own observatory. I came here during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower in August 2017 for some night photography, but I wasn't so lucky because every night was cloudy. Kind of a bummer to say the least but sledding and playing with the pups in the dunes was a nice alternative, along with kayaking the small lake at the base of this structure.
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