Jun 072013
 

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Imperial Sand Dunes in Glamis, California.

We took a drive on Sunday to visit the Desert Tower Museum on US-8.  The Desert Tower Museum commemorates the completion of the original road over the mountain pass.  Part of building the road was figuring out a way to cross the Imperial Sand Dunes given the constant shifting sands.  The original road was a plank road.  If you are interested, here is the full story: http://www.desertusa.com/sandhills/plankrd.html