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TOP 10 DUNE SYSTEMS: Guide to the best places to sling sand!

If you watched the 2013 Dakar Rally, you were likely awed by the video of Robby Gordon ripping down the face of a 3000-foot Peruvian sand dune at well over 120 mph. The Dakar route also included Peru’s Ica Desert (“Endless Dunes”) in 2012, but the Dakar didn’t visit Peru this year, so Chile’s huge coastal dunes had to suffice. While Peru’s Cerro Blanca, “The Everest of the Desert,” is 6,824 feet above sea level, Chile’s Cerro Medanoso is “only” 1800 feet high. It’s in the Atacama Desert, and Dakar competitors have to carry…