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First post and First trip to Dumont... Knocking it all out at once.
I want to give a huge shout out to everyone who has posted on this forum. I felt like I've been camping out there my whole life with the info I've been able to get from this forum.
With Ocotillo being closed I needed a new desert home. Never been much of a duner but I am a complete convert now. After moving to Vegas from SoCal several years ago I'm kicking myself for continually making the haul down south when I had this slice of heaven only 2 hours away.
Took the Wife and son out from Wed the 16th to the 20th. Few people out camping. Weather was absolutely beautiful. It being my first trip to Dumont I don't have much to compare to but coming from Johnson Valley and Ocotillo camping it was heaven. Woke up Thursday to some nice clouds which opened up to beautiful skies. A little breezy on Thursday but that was the only day worth noting the wind.
Sand was smooth as glass and provided for an amazing first experience. Can't wait to get back out in a couple of weeks.
I look forward to many many many more trips in the near future.
Sorry no riding pics though... I couldn't think about anything besides how much fun I was having.
We arrived on Thursday night to dark dunes and a light breeze. Friday morning brought smooth buttery dunes and fast dune runs.
Lots of drop offs and shelves.
There are a few groups out this weekend, laying down some good tracks.
Fresh ripples all over with no tracks at all.
The dreaded W blew all night and looks to be continuing today. Maybe Monday's predicted storm rolling in early??
Sand is saturated and is slidy and then tons of hook up.
Camp area is pretty sparse, filled in a little last night, but definitely not a huge crowd.
Since we were just coming from Pahrump, we made it out yesterday about noon
Set up the Buggies...... First run, lugs stripped out of right rear wheel...😮 Damn, I hope I can find new VW 4to5 adapters in Vegas today, buddy will deliver to me later if I find them.
Watch the Knights Lose in a very sad fashion.
But Hey, we are here and loving it.... Love the Dunes😎
W has been light to full on gusty...
Pics are from this 0700 this AM😊
Friday 10:18 AM UPDATE
I-15/ Mountain Pass and SR-164 have re-opened, however there still may be some delays.
For those who are heading out today, you can check the NDOT website for road closures. Also, Google Maps should have the traffic layer up to date with any closures.
Mt Potosi/ SR-160 is open. Lots of snow on the mountain, but the road is plowed and clear.
Current closures as of 7AM, Friday
I-15 South leaving Vegas. It is expected to re-open today, but expect long delays.
SR-164 leaving Searchlight towards Nipton
Check NDOT's site for up to the minute conditions as they may change.
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