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Dumont Dune Riders

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  1. This year's Halloween Trunk or Treat, presented by the Friends of Dumont Dunes, will take place at the south end of Vendor Row on Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 6 to 8pm. Arrive at 5pm to setup your OHV and get the best parking spot. Everyone is encouraged to come in a costume and to decorate their ride. Bring extra candy to hand out as well as a bucket or bag for the kid's to trick-or-treat with. Social distancing is extremely important so please abide by the CDC guidelines so the event and DUMONT doesn't get closed down. A note from FoDD... Friend
  2. On March 12th, 2019, President Trump signed a bill that protects OHV users and ensures that Johnson Valley, Spangler Hills, El Mirage, Rasor, Dumont Dunes, and Stoddard Valley OHV areas can not be shut down by a future administration. This is great news for every OHV user of Dumont, especially those younger and future generations. "The California Desert Protection and Recreation Act is the culmination of over five years of work in Congress by Rep. Cook, as well as over a decade of work by supporters on the ground. This landmark legislation creates the first national s
  3. Friday morning update: chilly and cloudy. There's some W with high gusts. Here it comes. It's supposed to calm down later after about 6pm. Friday morning views from @goon_rider_69 Camp area from @bstecki
  4. President's weekend is starting out a bit wet, but the weekend should be nice. Current weather update and forecast: Thursday: Dumont received some overnight rainfall & "W" last night and drizzle much into Thursday. There are flash flood warnings in effect so expect more rain and W. Friday: There is no rain predicted but there will definitely be some W most of the day 10-30 mph. High of 62°! Saturday and Sunday: no rain and no W. Highs in the 50's and overnight lows in the upper 30's. The weekend is looking sunny and beautiful. Thursday afternoon entr
  5. Dumont was empty this weekend. The only visitors were a few duners and a little bit of rain.
  6. Windy last night but it has calmed down today some. Submitted via @dreaminlow54
  7. Update: Due to the government shutdown, the 4 Stroke Wars & Banshee Wars have been cancelled. There isn't enough BLM staff to oversee the event. Test n Tune: Friday Jan 18th 4 Stroke Wars: Saturday, Jan 19th, 10 AM at Banshee HIll
  8. According to a CHP news release, around 1:00 AM on Tuesday morning, two men from Sacramento were traveling up a dune south of Banshee Hill when the vehicle "rapidly approached the top of the sand dune and became airborne. When the Polaris landed on the back side of the sand dune, it began to overturn." The driver, 44 years old, was air-lifted with neck injuries while the passenger, a 40-year-old, was pronounced deceased at the scene. CHP believes alcohol was involved and the incident is under investigation. A second RZR accident resulted in another fatality la
  9. The dunes have a crusty top layer from some recent rain. Camp is empty of course and the sun is shining!
  10. For years, Dumont Dunes has had little to no cell reception. The closest cell tower is 10 miles away at Ibex Pass, which is not capable of handling the crowds that Dumont sees on a busy holiday weekend. The tower gets overloaded and even if you have full bars, your call most likely won't go through. On the non-holiday weekends, you can get decent service, but you have to be in just the right spot and have Verizon. If you have AT&T, the top of Comp Hill sometimes works. If you have any other service, you can't even make a call. This poses a serious problem for emergency situations. If someo
  11. Halloween Weekend kicks off the 18/19 dune season at Dumont Dunes. With the cooler fall weather arriving, thousands of duners will be heading out to the dunes to celebrate the first big holiday weekend on Oct 27/28th. Trick-Or-Treating Although Halloween is officially Oct 31st (Wednesday), trick or treating is a Saturday night tradition at Dumont. So be prepared with a bucket of candy to hand out to the little duners and get into the Halloween spirit with your costumes and decorations. It's probably one of the most festive weekends of the season. The last two year
  12. 2018/2019 Dumont Dunes season passes are available through the BLM. To order a season pass from the BLM, call and order by phone 760-252-6000 or in person at BLM Barstow Field Office, 2601 Barstow Road, Barstow, CA 92311 Passes will also be available through participating businesses. Call for availability. A complete business list is on the Dumont passes page. prices $90 for a season pass with holiday black-out dates $120 for a season pass that includes holidays A Holiday Pass Is Required on These Dates Oct 23 thru Oct 29, 2018 (Hallowe
  13. As summer slowly crawls to an end, fall is not too far off. The mornings are getting cooler and the triple digits will no longer be lingering at Dumont. Before you know it, dune season will be here! The season generally starts mid to late October, depending on the weather and how anxious some duners get. Halloween weekend, Oct 27-28, is the official kickoff for the season and you'll want to make sure you are 100% ready. Here are a few pre-season tips for things that often get overlooked. RVs/ Toyhaulers Test batteries and check water levels. Also, check your connecti
  14. It's a bit overcast this morning and there is a good chance of some rain coming in, but Dumont is empty right now and the dunes are nice! feature photo by @sand chick photo below by @sb2fast
  15. Lost dog, President's Day weekend. See info below in FB post.
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