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Dune expedition 2010

Colleagues interested in the dunes of the Great Sand Sea planned an ambitious trip through the Libyan Desert of western Egypt, led by Tom Farr of JPL, in the style of the long range desert group of early last century. Unfortunate permissions issues prevented us from doing more than a reconnaissance of these sites for a future trip, but we still saw and studied much of value in linear dune systems near Cairo and in the west desert.

The pictures are sorted by trip segment, and are mostly chronological. If you'd like the short tour, head straight for FAVORITES.

FAVORITES: Cairo: Pyramids: Whale Wadi:

Cairo Dunes 1: Cairo Dunes 2: West: Sand Sea: