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This is a wild area, do not feed or approach the animals especially the black bears. The ecosystem here is fragile and easily damaged so please stay on the trails, except where dune access is allowed. The trails are very primitive and steep in spots and footing can be difficult. Be aware of the weather and watch for rapid changes. If a thunderstorm occurs seek shelter immediately. The sand can reach temperatures of 140 degrees F so prepare accordingly. Drink lots of water. The visitors center is over 8000 feet in elevation and mountain peaks are up to 14,000 be extra careful if you are not used to higher elevations.
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