A Wild Ride - The Sand Dunes at Little Sahara

The Oklahoma Gazette, August 17th, 2011


The sand dunes at Little Sahara State Park create a mythical playground for off-road enthusiasts. Heide Brandes

Legends say the towering sand dunes of the Sahara Desert in northern Africa were created by the chaotic consequence of a foolish joyride.

Pantheon, son of Helios, grabbed the reins of the Greek god’s sun-chariot to speed across the sky, but when he lost control, the flames scorched the land, creating the arid desert.

Half a world away, sons and daughters are still going on joyrides through another Sahara, this time without world-destroying results.