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Hey, if you are curious what christmas valley is like check out some pics on http://www.shiftingdunes.com look in pictures section and go the the bottom of the page. Thanks for putting them up VOR.

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They look pretty flat and mild until you get to the last picture. It looks like a resonably good sized hill. Are there any more this big? Any bowls? Thanks for any additional feedback!!!

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The pics pretty much tell the tale. The one at the bottom was only about 50' but the pic makes it look bigger. The tallest peaks might hit 75'-100'. The dunes are not the best for buggies but good for quads and bikes. Endless jump possablities if you are into that. There are some good, smaller, bowls with real steep sides. Needless to say, steep=soft so hitting bowls out there is more a matter of not bogging. The good thing is that you can have the place to yourself and though it is not ridden often, the dunes are not fluffy-soft. The consistency of the sand is just like glamis. It is the best dunes, other than glamis, I have ridden (though I am yet to try Dumont). I just read a cool fact about the place too, turns out the sand there is ash from Mt. Mazma which was a volcano that blew it's top forming the hole that is now Creater lake (deepest lake in the USA).

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Hey Moto.. Have you ever been to the dunes on the Oregon coast?

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Yes I have been to the dunes on the coast. They are awsome but I just liked Christmas valley better. Being used to so cal deserts, Chirstmas valley is more my kind of duning and camping.

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The pics look interesting. We might have to get over there next summer. How's the camping situation?
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The tent camping is good but bring your own firewood because there is not much to scavage. It gets really dry during the spring/summer months too.

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I made a trip up to Xmas Valley last October and liked it a lot. I posted some info and some pics of it at http://www.duneguide.com forums. They aren't big dunes but each dune has it's own personality and the place what a buttload of fun. There were no big bowls but a few "half bowls" that provided quite a bit of entertainment. Anyways, check the pics and info out I posted at Duneguide.

Worth noting is that the Forest Service lady there is freekin' AWESOME. Totally unlike the A-Holes you find over on the Oregon Dunes on the coast. Just my opinion.

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Post by Kevlar »

How bout a direct link? or better directions. I must be dumb.

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http://www.duneguide.com/snitz/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=96 That should be a bit easier to get to.
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Dusty Rhodes wrote:http://www.duneguide.com/snitz/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=96 That should be a bit easier to get to.
Nah, I was referring to the shiftingdunes.com link.

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He posted that in 2001 and that link is no longer valid. Site prolly went off line.
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See, I am stupid!

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Not as stupid as me posting in a thread that was started in 2001 :oops: :lol:
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Dusty Rhodes wrote:Not as stupid as me posting in a thread that was started in 2001 :oops: :lol:
Nothing wrong with topic revival as long as its "on topic" :D
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Post by Kevlar »

I'm going to Winchester Bay this summer, travelling from Idaho. May have to make a day stop and check these dunes out. They are only about 50 miles from 395.

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Kevlar wrote:I'm going to Winchester Bay this summer, travelling from Idaho. May have to make a day stop and check these dunes out. They are only about 50 miles from 395.
From where in Idaho will you be travelling? the Christmas Valley Dunes should be almost in a direct line, as you say, going through Burns and Bend; apparently, you have some quality time off?

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Hey Roger, this was summer before last trip. We spend a week at St. Anthony, and traveled to the Oregon dunes for a week. We spent the night in Burns. We never got a chance to take a look at Christmas Valley. Maybe next time.

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Hey Roger, this was summer before last trip. We spend a week at St. Anthony, and traveled to the Oregon dunes for a week. We spent the night in Burns. We never got a chance to take a look at Christmas Valley. Maybe next time.
:lol: oh shoot! talk about being late to the party; guess I should look at the dates.....oh well, better late than never, right? :wink: I forgot, these forums aren't as active as they use to be....why is that?
That sounds like a nice trip you had.....would you do it again?

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Hey Roger, this was summer before last trip. We spend a week at St. Anthony, and traveled to the Oregon dunes for a week. We spent the night in Burns. We never got a chance to take a look at Christmas Valley. Maybe next time.
:lol: oh shoot! talk about being late to the party; guess I should look at the dates.....oh well, better late than never, right? :wink: I forgot, these forums aren't as active as they use to be....why is that?
That sounds like a nice trip you had.....would you do it again?
Yes! I would, but only in the Moho!. We are now in a truck and 5'er and that much driving would take a lot of the fun out of it.

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Post by FunRunner »

Well, with today's fuel prices, the incentive for the motorhome is somewhat lacking....for most....gosh, peeking around and opening one's mouth....can open the door to some good conversation, right? :wink:

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@ $3.00 a gallon, that trip cost me about $1,125 just in fuel. Ouch!, thanks for bringing that up! :x

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:( Sorry! I hear you and unfortunately, it's not getting any better; talking with another friend who went to St. Anthony in '06, he said the fuel cost was just too much to plan the trip again any time soon.....from where I am, S A is a little further than Glamis was for us in CA.....from here, Dumont's 13 hours....Glamis, further....with diesel now over $3.50 gal, and calculating 8mpg, it isn't cheap...

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This great pictures, thank you for sharing them. I will return to post the picture on this forum and you'll find them great.

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kamrienlorrry wrote:This great pictures, thank you for sharing them. I will return to post the picture on this forum and you'll find them great.
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