Thanks guys. I think the light got a little too harsh before I found any good dunes compositions but it was hard enough to find any areas that weren't trampled with footsteps. I've seen much more epic shots from there that must have come after wind storms.
Suzzer: My "process" would sorely disappoint you. Wander around until something looks interesting click the shutter then move on and hopefully when i get home there is something to salvage. Rarely am i aware of the ones that actually end up best when im taking them. A friend lives in spokane so I will probably visit her in the next couple months and do a day or two photo tour with a photographer that is in that area whose work i like. Probably try to make the oregon coast sometime. There's tons of stuff in the northwest.
Thorleif thanks for the edit. I was confused and kept staring at it seeing if there was an abstract of something inappropriate in there. Thats just a tight crop rotation from this.