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Old 11-29-2012, 10:06 AM   #15
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Did they ever clean up the train wreck with all the orange juice?
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:17 AM   #16
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Those pictures really bring back memories. The last time I was at Glamis was 1989. I got a little wild on a new tricked out Banjee. I broke my femur and spent 3 weeks at Pioneers Memorial at Brawley,CA. I used to enjoy going to Dumont and Glamis and riding the dunes in my dune buggie and quad. I haven't found a sport or hobby that pumps the adrenaline like riding the dunes used to do. For those of you who still go, enjoy and be safe.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:20 AM   #17
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I've heard people in our group mention a train wreck, I don't remember it though. Wash road is completely different now. OHV's aren't allowed on the road that the motorhomes / trucks & toyhaulers go on, which is great because that means its not full of whoops all the way down. I thought it was going to take us forever to get to wash 17 but we made it there in no time. You're not allowed to take OHV's to Boardmanville anymore so I'm sure that will be closing down soon. Also, we saw that there is a cutoff on the 86 south where if you took the 78 east (they used to just run together) you don't have to go through Brawley at all. I'm surprised that the council or mayor of Brawley allowed that to happen.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:21 AM   #18
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Only one vendor at Buttercup. Usually there are 5-6. I think the tree-huggers are finding more and more ways to force us out of the dunes with higher prices and more restrictions. Although they say there are going to open some of the closed portions. ????????
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:22 AM   #19
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Sand in the blood (not vise versa)

Thanks everyone, glad I could share our trip & stir up memories (hopefully mainly happy ones).
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:54 PM   #20
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Hey Kat,guess I missed that year,I do remember camping on the north side,if you guys want to come to Idaho sand let me know ,happy dunning
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Here is a lifted caddy with paddles that we saw while we had the kids at the kiddie track.

Great pics Kat.

Several years ago at Glamis, we saw a 4x4 Dun-A-Boat. Bass boat on a 4x4 chassis. They forgot to leave enough room for the upward wheel travel.

About 4 years ago, we saw two rails with what appeared to be 10-12' wide front wheel widths and a guy who claimed to be Steve McQueen's brother. Said he drove the VW rail all the way down from WA state.
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The boat has been there pretty much every year that I can remember except for the last 2 or 3. They always take it out to the hill. Wonder what happened to it that it hasn't been out lately though.
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Probably like everyone else that doesn't come any more... $$$$
Someone reported more people at Glamis than in the last 5 years.
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Hard for me to say. We don't go to the hill at night (when everybody congregates) and we were camped in a new spot. Although my dad did say that last year when they checked out wash 17 it was empty & that was far from the case this year.
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I remember Thanksgivings like this.

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We were there two years ago for the first time. No toys to play with but I sure enjoyed looking at the buggies and talking to the drivers.
It looked like too much fun. We don't have anything like that here, dirt bikes and quads are popular but few sand buggies. No place to play with them. You guys take care of that place ya hear.
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...and expensive. Some of those rails cost well over $100,000.

Sand rails aren't just for sand. If you put dirt tires on them, you can take them off-road and to the mountains or even license and insure them for the street.
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Last time I went was back in the 70's when it was free. We had a 4 place Corvair buggy.

Who remembers the big flood back in the 70's that came out of the mountains and washed away I8, the train tracks, and flooded a whole bunch of Ocotillo Wells? I remember driving down an alternate route next to I8 and seeing it drop off straight down about 30 feet. Train tracks looked like pretzels.

Now that was a flash flood!!!
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