Wind break camping area

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Wind break camping area

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Is there an area that gives a little wind break while camping? Also, is it best to face southwest (if I remember correctly the direction of the wind) to help load and unload bikes?
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We've found the winds can come from any 360 degree direction, and camping next to drop-offs increases the velocity of the blow.
Other than that,, not much more to do that we know of.
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Camp in the middle away from the fingers. To me if your too close to the fingers then the sand blows off the top and rains down on you and your rig. However flying sand will be everywhere...

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I like to camp as far west as I can get. If the wind blows from the southwest, as it has on numerous occasions with us, that mountain to the west helps to some degree. But when it turns into a "blow-mont" kind of day, just hunker down and pray. If you can get up on the hill a bit, where the sand turns to rock, the view is nice too.
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