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dunefreak

Cleanup weekend 2019 trip report

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We got in on Thursday night.

 

Friday started as a relaxing day in the sun, riding the ATC70's all over the place. 

 

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Then it was time for a buggy run. We met Theron, Gary, and Greg at the South Pole and left from there. 

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We probably should had gone out earlier. The shadows were short and the dunes were extremely bright! We headed back and played on the 70's some more. haha

 

Once Ben arrived we headed back out. The dunes have already started shifting from the recent spring winds. I chose a line along a ridge that I have taken several times before and came up on quite the surprise. There was a HUGE hole/ trench along the dune. I slammed on the brakes, drove right into it, and kissed the nose of the car on the backside of the hole. We managed to hit it rather softly, but if we came ripping any faster and I didn't hit the brakes, it would have been ugly. I took a couple pics from multiple angles to try and show how big it was. 😲

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Back at camp...

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On our earlier ATC ride, dentboy lost his phone. Using his wife's phone to track it, we found it laying in the sand. 

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Watching the hockey game Friday night 🤘

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Saturday...cleanup day. BLM and FoDD got 130 volunteers. Jimmy & Heather did a great job with lunch and the event was successful. Many thanks to everyone who helped volunteer. 

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Some drone pics by Ben

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The Saturday dune run was great. We had a nice, big group. 

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Anna and I drove out to check out the work on the cell tower. Many cement trucks were coming in. They were running loads of cement up to the top of the hill with loaders. 

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Then @EY3BA11 and I took the two wheelers out. The sand was nice and felt to rip around. 

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Back at camp...lazy time!  :beerpint:

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Then more duning! 

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Then on the way back, @rick10 had an unfortunate accident and rolled. 🙁 With a little help from everyone in the group, we managed to get him back after the left front wheel broke off. Luckily he wasn't injured and he ended up being in good spirits after the initial shock wore off. 

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Then just as we got back to camp, we got word that ANOTHER one in our group rolled the next dune over. wtf! :dope:

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When we got back to camp, we saw the helicopter fly over and a CHP & ambulance along the finger dune. Apparently a little earlier, a kid came up short while airing it on out on a dirtbike and broke his ankles and femur. Ouch!

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There were some dune gremlins out that afternoon for sure!

 

 

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We had some dinner and watched Supercross

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was a super lazy day. We enjoyed the nice warm weather, packed it up for the season and headed home. ☮️ out Dumont! See ya in October.

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1 hour ago, Sandwichmaker said:

Great pics and writeup.   Sad we had to miss it.   I wonder how many phones the cleanup crew found! 

Thanks  :) 

 

There were 2 reported to our Facebook page on Saturday. I told them to post them here on the Lost/Found section but they didn't. I don't think people understand that nobody sees posts to a page on FB. FB doesn't even let me share those posts to our feed anymore. Just another reason to hate FB. :laughing:

 

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On 3/20/2019 at 7:35 AM, dunefreak said:

Thanks  :) 

 

There were 2 reported to our Facebook page on Saturday. I told them to post them here on the Lost/Found section but they didn't. I don't think people understand that nobody sees posts to a page on FB. FB doesn't even let me share those posts to our feed anymore. Just another reason to hate FB. :laughing:

 

Ugh..   I guess you could screenshot it and post but meh.   Was one of them a sparkly new iPhone??   My friend lost it the weekend before. 

 

Did anyone find my mustard? 

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36 minutes ago, Sandwichmaker said:

Ugh..   I guess you could screenshot it and post but meh.   Was one of them a sparkly new iPhone??   My friend lost it the weekend before. 

 

Did anyone find my mustard? 

It doesn't have to be that difficult. lol Just click on visitor posts on this page. https://www.facebook.com/pg/dumontduneriders/posts/?ref=page_internal

 

They were both iphones. Can't tell if it's new or sparkly. No mustard was turned in. :laughing:

 

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