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It's hot! What is everyone up to? How are you staying cool? What trips do you have planned? Where's your summer escape?

 

 

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Working OT this weekend but just got back last night from my first ever trip up to Pismo Beach. Had heard horror stories and b*tches, moans, and complaints about the place and just kinda needed to see for myself. Granted it's not Dumont, and Dumont is not Glamis, Glamis is not Little Sahara Utah, and Little Sahara Utah is not Saint Anthony's Idaho.... But, it is sand and it was a six hour drive so I made the best of it. It is what you make it! Matter of fact I may go back someday. Something about highs in the low to mid 60's has an appeal when it is in the 110's where you live.

$5 for a day trip, $10 per day if you're overnighting.

Anyway, I hope everyone is having a safe and relaxing summer, and I hope to see you out at D when the cooler temps roll around.

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On 6/22/2018 at 5:46 PM, dunefreak said:

It's hot! What is everyone up to? How are you staying cool? What trips do you have planned? Where's your summer escape?

 

 

My summer escape has always been the Big Bear/Green Valley Lake area. Always 20/30 degrees cooler than down below!   Just came back from another trail run. Dishpan Springs trail 3N34 from Arrowhead to Crab Flats. Tough run. Popped a bead but was able to reseat it. 

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Nice wheeling pics! Just got back from Pismo as well, however had to leave the sand toys at home as it was our 27th anniversary :thumb:

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We've been busy with all the new stuff! New house, new dog, new dune home.... We did make it to Coral Pink for Father's Day...

 

Weather was perfect..

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New dog likes to ride...

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New house, owning again is freaking awesome!!! But less trips..

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Back to college...

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Did manage to land a West Rim Trail permit in Zion...

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And I have a girls trip planned to knock out 36 miles on the JMT (John Muir Trail) 

 

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Anna and I are hitting up our favorite band tomorrow night (The Dirty Heads) at Mandalay Beach here in Vegas, celebrating my 41st :dayum: birthday on Saturday, then we're hitting the road for the next 8 or 9 days in our Sprinter van. We'll be heading to Mammoth Lakes area, maybe Yosemite, then Lake Tahoe and we'll see from there. We have no agenda other than to enjoy some cooler weather, drink some cold beer, & do some mountain biking. :beerpint:

 

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Yosemite ain't no maybe! That's a must do. And while you're in the area Kings Canyon is much more majestic and waaaay less crowded.

Have fun though, sounds like a nice trip.

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We recently went out and did some back packing in the Sierra's this is Little Lakes Valley about 20 miles north of Bishop. It was really nice to get out and recharge the batteries 

 

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4 hours ago, aceisback said:

Yosemite ain't no maybe! That's a must do. And while you're in the area Kings Canyon is much more majestic and waaaay less crowded.

Have fun though, sounds like a nice trip.

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Thanks Vic. I'll check that out. I say maybe to Yosemite because I hate crowds. The last time I was there it was awful. We may just pop in via the Tioga Rd and see a couple spots instead of going into the village. 

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On ‎6‎/‎23‎/‎2018 at 4:05 PM, aceisback said:

Working OT this weekend but just got back last night from my first ever trip up to Pismo Beach. Had heard horror stories and b*tches, moans, and complaints about the place and just kinda needed to see for myself. Granted it's not Dumont, and Dumont is not Glamis, Glamis is not Little Sahara Utah, and Little Sahara Utah is not Saint Anthony's Idaho.... But, it is sand and it was a six hour drive so I made the best of it. It is what you make it! Matter of fact I may go back someday. Something about highs in the low to mid 60's has an appeal when it is in the 110's where you live.

$5 for a day trip, $10 per day if you're overnighting.

Anyway, I hope everyone is having a safe and relaxing summer, and I hope to see you out at D when the cooler temps roll around.

Oceano Dunes is GREAT Midweek. Weekends are like ay other Dune spot on a major holiday weekend.

 

Go Mid-week and enjoy that SoCAL Beach dune riding....who cares if its small.

On ‎6‎/‎25‎/‎2018 at 2:23 PM, raspadoo said:

Nice wheeling pics! Just got back from Pismo as well, however had to leave the sand toys at home as it was our 27th anniversary :thumb:

We just did our first No-Toy trip to Pismo, stayed in North Beach Campground and had a blast....was weird at first seeing peeps with toys coming and going. My youngest son hard the hardest time getting over it, He said it was like standing outside the gates of Disneyland without a ticket...LOL....reminded me of being at a strip club actually LOL

On ‎6‎/‎29‎/‎2018 at 9:22 AM, DirtBikeGuy said:

We recently went out and did some back packing in the Sierra's this is Little Lakes Valley about 20 miles north of Bishop. It was really nice to get out and recharge the batteries 

 

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Some day I'll get a motorhome and explore that part of this state...looks so tranquil and serene...

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We cruised around June Lake yesterday. Good times & gorgeous weather.

 

 

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On 6/29/2018 at 9:22 AM, DirtBikeGuy said:

We recently went out and did some back packing in the Sierra's this is Little Lakes Valley about 20 miles north of Bishop. It was really nice to get out and recharge the batteries 

 

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NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE!!!!!!!! Can't wait to hit up the Sierras! This will be my first trip, starting July 14th! Devils Postpile to Toulunme Meadows, up and over Donahue! Can't wait to lay my eyes on those high mountain lakes!

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Well, we're finally back home from our trip in the Sprinter. We hit Mammoth Lakes, June Lake, Mono Lake, Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Donner Pass, San Fran, Half Moon Bay then took the 1 south through Santa Cruz, Monterey,  Carmel, Big Sur, then around to Morro Bay, Solvang, Santa Barbara, Ventura then HB. I think we hit all the good ones! lol

 

 

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Well I bought a new boat and getting ready to start tear down finally on the car 

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HOLY HELL IT'S HOT! :pissed:

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Took an amazing trip to Mexico

 

Took the kid to Sea World and the beach because she made us feel guilty for not taking her to Mexico...

 

Built the new X3 

 

And took it to Utah....

 

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as like the last many years my dune season doesn't end.i was at sand mt nv in may, coos bay oregon for the utv takeover in june, pismo (no riding just camping on the beach) july, and coming up is st anthony's for the utv invasion end of august... then its time to get everything ready for dumont season.

 

 

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Looks awesome @DuNe~Rydher Hope to see you guys next season. We gotta link up. Is that a new RZR or color change? Looks good

 

Badass @vegas style Cool videos. I'd love to hit up Oregon one of these days. It looks really fun up there.  

 

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11 hours ago, dunefreak said:

Looks awesome @DuNe~Rydher Hope to see you guys next season. We gotta link up. Is that a new RZR or color change? Looks good

 

Badass @vegas style Cool videos. I'd love to hit up Oregon one of these days. It looks really fun up there.  

 

Sold the RZR and switched teams to the Can Am X3. Whole nother animal, can't wait to dune it. From 110hp N/A motor to 200hp turbo (tuned of course) and long travel to tear up the sand, and a fully lockable front diff to conquer Moab. Still isn't a rail, but it's good for year around fun with the fam. 

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6 hours ago, DuNe~Rydher said:

Sold the RZR and switched teams to the Can Am X3. Whole nother animal, can't wait to dune it. From 110hp N/A motor to 200hp turbo (tuned of course) and long travel to tear up the sand, and a fully lockable front diff to conquer Moab. Still isn't a rail, but it's good for year around fun with the fam. 

oh! Shows you how much I know about those rigs. haha Nice. I've heard nothing but good about the Can Ams. Everyone loves them. 

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Hello everyone yes it's been a pretty hot summer can't wait for Dune season 2 start hopefully it cools down we are going out the weekend before Halloween to beat the crowd hope it is cooled off a little bit by then thanks Transporter.   :beerpint:

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We've done back to back to back exercises here aboard the base this summer so time has flown since it's so busy, and lots of OT, but its rough on an old body.

My daughter booked me some depravation chamber flotation sessions since I am too stubborn to slow down on my own, and can't get mellow (smoke weed) cuz Uncle Sam says so. I made me a little sound track for while I'm in the chamber that starts and ends with this song. Helps drift me off and then bring me back as the session ends.

So, in the theme of summer, take four minutes out of your busy lives and get mellow with me for a moment.

 

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I've managed to get out of the heat of Vegas a couple of times... Did 36 miles on the John Muir Trail, this was my first time in the Sierra's, just three girls. Backpacking with girls is a completely different monster then backpacking with dudes, conversations about face cream and make-up and fingernail paint vs. poop, body smell and farts... Lol.. I think I would rather talk about poop...:laughing: Although it was pretty empowering being 3 female's, trekking into bear country, without the security of a male... We hit up three passes over 10,000 ft and Donahue Pass was 13, 075 ft. The wildflower were crazy! The high mountain lakes were breathtaking. With my usual guys, we trek longer miles and faster paces. So it was nice to take our time and take photos. Here are a few of my favorites...

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