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Everything posted by dunefreak

  2. Looks awesome up there, Brad! So I killed the DPOM for the summer months. It was more effort than it was worth and offered very little for the site. There was limited participation, plus nobody ever seems to have any off-season pics. Don't worry though, we'll get it going again in October as we all get back into the sandbox at Dumont. Thanks for your continued support and content!
  3. Definitely consider going in November. The weather is perfect and there are plenty of groups to link up with.
  4. ha! Except this one was...uhhhh dude, I think DDR is done!
  5. Just got back from enjoying 4 days of riding and camping at Troy/ Kennedy Meadows in the Sierras.
  6. Some of you might have noticed the site was offline for a couple days now. I didn't realize until Monday night. I was out of town and out of cel phone range for four days so who knows. It could have been even longer. It seems there was an issue renewing our domain name and it turned into quite the fiasco with our registrar company. I am happy to say it is all cleared up now though. I thought it might have been the end of DDR because it appeared our domain was either hacked, stolen or transferred and picked up by another company. The good news is I got it back and it has been renewed. We're still alive. This was my screen on Monday night. My stomach dropped a little bit when I saw this.
  7. Yes, you can always buy a weekly pass from the machine at the entrance.
  8. Last weekend we headed up to Big Bear for the annual Crafts N Cranks event.
  9. The tower is already built. They are working on getting the service installed by fall. There's nothing to really update yet.
  10. Just a reminder if you feel like renewing your campfire permit before dune season. Every campfire permit is good through the end of the year. Seams ridiculous, but it's technically required on BLM land and it only takes 2 minutes to do online. Campfire Permit Campfire permits are required for open fires, such as campfire, barbecues and portable stoves on federally managed lands and private lands that are the property of another person. On private lands, written permission from the landowner is also required for campfire use. Get your California Campfire Permit quickly and easily online! (readyforwildfire.org) Visit the BLM California fire restrictions website for more information about current fire restrictions on BLM-managed public lands. Follow wild land fire incident information and updates via InciWeb and CAL FIRE.
  11. Congrats! Where are you moving from? And welcome to DDR!
  12. yeah it's up and will be running by fall. It's all in that article.
  13. That is badass! Good luck with the sale.
  14. Nice photos, Irnbear. I worked and took a few naps on the couch. Much less exciting that what you did. I've been to the area though. Awesome place there in Alabama Hills. I'll be a little north of it in a couple weeks ( Mammoth).
  15. Start planning your 2019-2020 Dumont season now. The holiday weekend dates have been confirmed by the BLM. Many have asked when the official Halloween weekend is and it is October 26-27 weekend, the weekend before Halloween. After Halloween we have Thanksgiving, New Years, then MLK and President's Weekend in 2020. The 2020 cleanup date has not been set, but it will be in mid-March. Keep checking back on our site for more upcoming Dumont events. Dates when a holiday pass is required Halloween: October 22-October 28, 2019 (since Nevada Day is the last Friday in October, there will likely be staff the following weekend as well. Holiday passes will not be required that weekend) Thanksgiving: November 26-December 2, 2019 New Year’s: December 31, 2019 - January 6, 2020 Martin Luther King: January 14-January 20, 2020 President’s Day: February 11-February 17, 2020
  16. It's a new week. What did everyone do last weekend?
  17. Awesome. I love the Sierras! I can't wait to get back to Mammoth this summer.
  18. With summer here and nobody going out to Dumont much, let's keep this place alive! Share a little from your most recent trip, project, sand toy maintenance, or whatever it is you have been up to as of last weekend. Post as little or much as you'd like. Didn't do anything and laid on the couch all weekend? Post that! The whole point is to stay in touch as a community. The more we do that, the longer this site will stay up and online. Last weekend some friends, including @bp-guy and I went kayaking, exploring and hiking in Black Canyon. The first four miles were epic. Then after lunch we had to paddle for 5 hours to get to Willow Beach where we were getting picked up! LOL That part sucked. haha
  19. Yeah it hear there's snow on the dunes and the meadow has standing water and is muddy. Yuck!
  20. Looking at the weather forecast and it's crazy. It'll be cooler for Memorial weekend than it was over Halloween weekend. Curious if anyone is going out. I actually thought about going, but have other plans already. Weather: https://www.dumontduneriders.com/invision/weather/ Weather.com: https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/USCA1133:1:US
  21. I got some great info from Rose and the Barstow the BLM and Tom Gammon, pres of InterConnecting Wireless! See the article I posted...
  22. Many duners have been anxiously awaiting to hear news that the Dumont cell tower is up and running. Although early reports stated it would be completed in November 2018, that was not the case. Towards the end of the 18/19 season we saw that the service access road was completed, but that was all. Then in March, we saw they were pouring concrete at the top of the hill and that was an exciting and big step towards more progress. It is now May and we recently received word that the tower has been placed on the hill south of the camp area at the big dunes/ memorial hill area. The tower was installed using a crawler crane. Originally they were going to use a helicopter, but that would have involved additional permits which caused more problems and delays. High speed coverage for all should be available by Fall of 2019! Tom Gammon, president and founder of InterConnecting Wireless, advised us a perimeter fence goes in sometime in June. Phone carriers will soon thereafter start installing their equipment for the cell tower to be functional. AT&T is looking to start their full equipment install or deployment in July. This takes 90 to 120 days until phones work or all is fully completed. Verizon should be installing everything this fall and T-Mobile is in the process of working on doing the same. All 4 carriers will provide service as Sprint “roams” on Verizon and T-Mobile does that on AT&T! Related: Cell Tower Construction Updates, https://www.dumontduneriders.com/invision/news/cell-tower-construction-updates-r163/
  23. Very cool. Are they going to print you up an old shirt?
  24. Way cool! That's great news. I'll see if I can dig up any more info or pics. Thanks for the update.
  25. until
    Halloween weekend is Oct 26-27 weekend.
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