The one thing you're not supposed to do at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, but probably the most fun! This family climbed to the top of a dune near Central Beach and slid down the slope to the beach below.
This is frowned upon by the park service because it erodes the dune prematurely. Another reason this is not a good practice is the fact that there are hidden dangers under the sand. roots and sticks partially buried act as punji sticks and can impale people who slide over them or fall onto them.
It does look like a lot of fun.
Posted by Tom Gill at Wednesday, May 09, 2012