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  1. On 1/20/2024 at 8:22 AM, raspadoo said:

    Any updates on the process of using 127 from Baker to Dumont? Little Dunes camping area open yet? Thanks in advance for any info. :thumb:


    Nothing new really. Caltrans just released another update saying the same work continues with flagging operations. Little Dumont is still closed. 

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  2. 9 hours ago, Glenn P said:

    I am a land owner out in the closed section of Hwy 127 and have interfaced with Cal Trans and CHP quite a bit for access to my property. Something important to share here is that Cal Trans is definitely working on the road and a whole lot more than just by the Little Dunes. From 10 miles north of Baker they are now starting to grind the road surface and will be adding a 2 ft paved shoulder in addition to resurfacing the damaged road from there to Dumont. CHP is enforcing the closure 24/7 lately and there is a lot of construction equipment, people and haul trucks moving up and down that road for the repair so keep clear. The GOOD news I heard directly from Cal Trans is that they have a "mandate" to get the road open by Feb 15, 2024. Now that may involve one way traffic in a section here or there but it is at least some good news that access up and down that section of hwy is only several months away.



    Thank you for that information, Glenn. Good to hear about the progress. 

  3. 23 hours ago, Richard Allen said:

    Will this be a free weekend as usual? No passes needed if we participate.


    I haven't heard of that this year since it has just barely come together. I doubt they'll be enforcing it much especially being cleanup weekend but you'd have to double check. 

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  4. 2 minutes ago, raspadoo said:

    "Goodbye 2020" indeed and good riddance! Few questions:


    Will Dumont be open New Years?

    Will there be trash collection, vendors and campfires allowed?

    Do I need a pass?

    Anyone seen my iPhone and or German Shepard?


    Cheers @dunefreak thanks for keeping us current and site up and running!


    😂 That's exactly how it goes though. I post the info, then people ask the exact questions I posted the answers to. It's like I'm hosting the dumbest game of Jeopardy ever! 


    Thanks bud. :beercheers:

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  5. 7 hours ago, CTaylor said:

    I have a 26' Class C Motorhome and have not been to Dumont ever. Are there hard dirt or asphalt roads that will allow me to get to a great spot to stay for the Thanksgiving 2020 weekend or will I get bogged down and stuck in sand. I'm not sure my motorhome can even handle a few decent ruts. Is seems that I have very little clearance.


    Any feedback would be helpful.





    You can get to plenty of decent spots. You just need to avoid the soft areas or keep you momentum. The hardest packed area is off to the left as soon as you get up the hill from the entrance road. When you see the ranger station on your right, hang a left into the camp area. 

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  6. On 3/30/2020 at 3:15 PM, willworkfor4x4 said:

    exactly.   we've been in Glamis for 12 days, and we are headed to Dumont in the morning.    see you there dune freak!!    is it crowded rn?   Glamis is emppppttttyyyyyy 

    Awesome. Have fun. I'm not there though. :( I'm "essential" and have to work. lol It's not crowded though. It should be great out there. Post some pics when you get there!

  7. On 3/29/2020 at 8:08 AM, Joyce said:

    Unfortunately yes this is a bad time for everyone not trying to be a Debbie Downer but people from all over go to Dumont Dunes especially people that have been in hi affected areas I don't believe the dunes should be open because people still come in contact with each other and once they've had a few drinks they let their guard down people camp in groups again Taking Chances bathrooms might be cleaned but not every time you use them I think it this time it is Unthinkable that the Dune should be open you never know who you could pass the virus on to


    Except every example you made doesn't follow the CDC guidelines/ recommendations. As long as you don't go out in groups, you maintain your distance, wash your hands, etc there is no threat of spreading or contracting the virus. The whole point is to NOT let your guard down. 

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