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    It's one of the bigger holiday weekends at Dumont, President's Day Weekend. Come out and join the fun.
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    Save the date! It's always the second weekend in December. Our 12th Annual Buggy Roundup 12-15 weekend, 2024. Got a buggy? Come on out and join us to camp, hang and run the dunes together. More details to come.
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    Although New Years Eve is on Tuesday night this year, that doesn't mean we can't celebrate early...well, unless you can stay until Wednesday that is. The official holiday weekend is Dec 27-29 so get it on the calendar!
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    Thanksgiving weekend is Nov 28-Dec 1st!
  5. Halloween weekend kicks off the upcoming dune season at Dumont Dunes! Although Halloween is Thursday the 31st, Halloween weekend at Dumont will be celebrated the weekend before on Oct 25-27th. Saturday night, Oct 26th, is the night you'll find trick-or-treaters going camp to camp and duners in costume over at Comp Hill having a good time. There has not yet been any word of a truck or treat at vendor row, but the original tradition of decorating camps and kids/ families trick-or-treating has never stopped. Halloween weekend always brings out thousands of excited duners which means we always have to take a little extra caution. Keep your head on a swivel but most importantly slow down around camps and other duners. Holiday weekends can be a little crazy and chaotic, but also safe and fun at the same time.
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    Halloween weekend falls on the weekend before Halloween this year so don't miss out. Halloween weekend is Oct 25-27, 2024.
  7. Thanks for sharing, Nick! Great to finally camp and dune together. Super fun weekend even with the crap weather! lol
  8. Hey guys (whoever is even reading this lol), our plans to feed everyone on Saturday fell through so you are on your own for lunch. Sorry! but we'll still be doing the raffle around 12:30/1pm. The rest of the weekend's format remains the same. Details on the news post.
  9. It's looking like 40+ rsvps so far between the event page, FB group and FB buggy roundup chat I started today.
  10. The next buggy roundup is right around the corner. We are doing it again Easter weekend! It's the perfect way to close out the season. Come out early and dune with the crew. Many of us will be there Wed or Thursday. The Saturday schedule is close to the same as usual. (See event link below for details). Want to help contribute towards the tradition? Bring out some donuts or whatever for cars & coffee on Saturday morning. Also...we'll have some prizes we'll be raffling off on Saturday so if you have anything you want to contribute towards that, bring it out and hit me up when you get there. Any and all help is appreciated. Looking forward to seeing everyone and seeing some new faces this year.
  11. Welcome back! And no problem combining accounts. I remembered your screen name from way back. It's crazy the things I remember but much more important things just seem to slip away. Dave right?
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    From the Friends of Dumont Dunes post on Facebook...https://www.facebook.com/groups/953026939300875/ 𝟚𝟘𝟚𝟜 π”½π•£π•šπ•–π•Ÿπ••π•€ 𝕠𝕗 π”»π•¦π•žπ• π•Ÿπ•₯ π”»π•¦π•Ÿπ•–π•€ β„‚π•π•–π•’π•Ÿ π•Œπ•‘ π”Όπ•§π•–π•Ÿπ•₯ ⬅️ π™Žπ˜Όπ™π™π™π˜Ώπ˜Όπ™”,π™ˆπ˜Όπ™π˜Ύπ™ƒ 16𝙏𝙃 The Friends of Dumont Dunes and the BLM Barstow Field Office invite you to join us in our 21st Annual Dumont Dunes Cleanup. ●We are looking for 125 volunteers to participate in the cleanup. ●CHECK-IN 8:00 A.M. Dumont Dunes Visitor Center ●What to Bring: β€’ Sunglasses, wide brimmed hat, sturdy footwear, sun screen and work gloves. β€’ Your own OHV or pick-up truckfor hauling trash to the dumpster. Lots of camping friends to help out! For more information contact the BLM at: Jovan Roberts: (442)258-0284 or jroberts@blm.gov or The Friends of Dumont Dunes at: Jodi Pudwill Knight: 702-250-8477 or jodipudwill@gmail.com
  13. It's the last big holiday weekend of the season! Besides Halloween, it's always been one of the biggest weekends at Dumont. Although the Jeep races and hill climbs no longer happen on President's weekend, you'll still see the crowds of duners, some of your favorite vendors, and action on Comp Hill. Don't forget to swing by the sand highway (between Comp and North Pole) at 2-3PM for the "unofficial" daily drags. It's nothing more than duners lining up and racing, but it's a new trend at Dumont that everyone seems to love. Don't forget to take extra caution at the end of the drags and DON'T turn into traffic that may be coming from behind. As for highway 127, if you are coming from Baker, the road is open to one-way traffic with flagging operations and a pilot car. Roadwork MAY be completed by then; if that happens, we will post an update. It should be done any day now. They are getting close! Stay safe and pack out what you pack in. There is no trash collection at Dumont so we must keep our playground clean if we want to enjoy it for years to come. Be sure to post some photos from your trip on the forum and tag us on Instagram!
  14. HWY127 is now fully open to through traffic with construction occurring in shoulder areas only from Monday through Friday 6AM-4PM. This portion of work is expected to continue through June 2024. NO FLAGGING IS REQUIRED AT THIS TIME BUT MAY OCCUR AS NEEDED TO COMPLETE REPAIR WORK. The route remains fully open to traffic during an outside of work hours. Crews continue shoulder repair work and an approximate 2 mi section of the route. Little Dumont Little Dumont is open. Photos of original storm damage/ Source: Caltrans District 8
  15. Nothing new really. Caltrans just released another update saying the same work continues with flagging operations. Little Dumont is still closed.
  16. That's right we're doing it again! The group, as a whole, has decided that we have so much fun getting all the buggies together that we should have a second one this season. So we are rounding up all the buggies once again towards the end of the 23-24 season. It will be Easter weekend, March 29-31, 2024. Easter is never very busy so that shouldn't really change things. We will camp in the same area across from bathroom 10 and we will have the same format as previous Buggy Roundups. If you are new or haven't been to one in quite a while, this is a group trip for all buggy owners where we camp together and run the dunes together. It's a great opportunity to meet other buddy guys and girls and be part of the sandrail and dune community. So don't be a stranger. Put it on your calendar and show up with a fun attitude. "Schedule" Thursday: Get there early, meet the early arrivals and go make some tracks in the sand Friday: Run the dunes and burn some fuel! Saturday: 8AM-9:30 Sandcars & Coffee, 10AM group ride, lunch...(you'll be on your own for lunch. Sorry. The lunch catering fell through), 12:30~1PM raffle prizes, the rest of the day will be more duning finishing the last ride at sunset hill. Saturday Night: group bonfire, dune videos on the big screen Sunday: Pick the sand out of your ears, go for another morning dune run and then pack it up when you feel like it (or stay another day to enjoy Dumont some more) LOG IN & RSVP BELOW (If you have troubles logging in or can't figure it out, it's cool. Just show up) Questions, comments, more info- hop on the forum. Buggy Roundup/ Camp Rules Those that wish to camp with the group for Buggy Roundup must agree to the rules set by us, Dumont Dune Riders. 1) Don't be a d*ck! We've never had an issue with anyone at buggy roundup, but we will not tolerate any BS. We are there to have a fun weekend of duning and hanging out with each other. You will be asked to leave camp if you cause problems. 2) No loud music. We all love to have a good time and party, but please be respectful of others in camp. We cram alot of RVs into one place and all have different tastes in music. 3) Unsafe driving or behavior will not be tolerated. This includes no passing on group rides unless you can do it extremely safe while giving that person plenty of room (ie: cut an entire dune to do it. Don't catch them by surprise.) 4) No side x sides, bikes, quads or ATCs in the group photos or Sandcars and Coffee. We get asked this every year so I feel I need to say it. If you have a side x side or any other dune toy besides a sandrail, you are not UNinvited. If you love buggies, you can absolutely come out and camp with us. Please just understand and respect that this is a annual event for buggies. You are welcome to join in on the rides, but please let the buggies get in line first. Other machines don't mix well with buggies on dune runs.
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    RSVP here! (You must be logged in. If you have issues with it, don't sweat it. Just show up!) For more info, see the post in the news section. Forum topic...
  18. Happy new year! It will be the last weekend in March. March 29-31. (Easter weekend)
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    It's probably the second busiest weekends of the season, President's Day weekend. There used to be Jeep drags and hill climbs, but that is no longer a thing unfortunately. So its time to make some new traditions. Get out there and dune, hang with friends and hot up the drags on the back stretch. They usually go down about 3PM. Be careful and look out for each other. Make it a safe weekend in the sandbox.
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    It's a duners holiday weekend. What does that mean? It's still technically a holiday weekend and the holiday surcharge is in place, however it is not a super busy one and it's a great weekend to get out and shred the dunes.
  21. A little bit of everything. πŸ‘
  22. Killer shots! Thanks for the coverage Tim. And yes, it's always over way too soon. Can't wait until the next one.
  23. It's time to ring in the new year Dumont style. Highway 127 is now open with one-way pilot car escorts. That means there is Dumont access once again for CA residents without having to go the long way around. However, expect some delays especially with the holiday weekend traffic. As for Dumont you can expect to see some vendors there and a handful of duners celebrating and playing in the sand. Bring plenty of firewood because this is one of the colder weekends of the season! Hit up the drags daily at 3PM or chill on Sunset hill after a good dune run. Either way, Dumont is always a good choice to ring in the new year! Have fun and be safe. As always, keep an eye out for each other.
  24. So great to finally meet in person and hang/ chat around the fire. Your buddies are awesome and we had a great time. Thanks for always posting your trips/ adventures here, Daniel. πŸ€™
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