Situated just south of the Kobuk River, the constantly changing dunes are surrounded by a slowly encroaching boreal forest. Ahnewetut Creek transects the dunes, winding through its amber shoals in serpentine lines. e creek is a vital water resource and a pleasant reminder that not all is dry in this sandy wilderness. As a veteran hiker of the tundra, I found the dunes a bit exotic and surprisingly easy to walk upon. I spent a few days hiking and photographing in this bizarre but beautiful landscape, while the wind etched patterns in the sand below my feet, and the ever-changing clouds drew shapes in the sky above.