Don't get burnt!
It gets really hot climbing around in the dunes and not only is the sun beaming down on you but it is reflecting off the sand. That makes it Really easy to get burnt so make sure you wear sunblock (even if it is cloudy!) and if you burn easy, like me, it's not a bad idea to wear a hat to shield you from some of that sun!
From going there year after year I have found the best time to climb the dunes is morning or dusk because the sun isn't so bad at that point in time. When the sand warms up it starts to hurt your feet!
Leaves of three - let them be!
I did observe a considerable amount of poison ivy growing along the few paths that we walked, and the unofficial park web site brings attention to its presence. If you are unfamiliar with poison ivy and are not certain you can identify it, check with a park ranger or somebody who can point it out to you. Until then, don't touch any plant that leaves growing in bunches of three!
Some people are totally unfazed by contact with this plant, but many break out in a terribly uncomfortable rash that can spread and make you sick if untreated.
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