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Who's going to SA this summer?

Post by vwhijumper » Mon Feb 13, 2006 4:40 pm

Who's going to Saint Anthony this summer? We have 12 spots reserved at the Desert Oasis from July 27th-August 5th. I can't wait!

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Post by NOSJunkie » Tue Feb 14, 2006 7:32 am

August 4-13th for us!!!!!!! Warm up the sand for me brett..
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Post by vwhijumper » Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:17 am

Joe,

Where are you staying?

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Post by OBSESSED » Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:29 pm

St Anthony @ the Oasis from June 15th to the 25th...

I hope to get in another trip later in SA's "Season" maybe in Early September.

The week we are going we will return one full week before the 4th of July weekend.

Anyone interested in going this early to SA let me know, we'll probably have a small group.

Remember, no mater what time of the year you go from May to Sept... it could be Hot as or cold as you have never dreamed. Rain expect it on a dune ride... In the afternoon

We've gone:
May 96 lots of rain--WET!
June 97 mild and hot
1998 July 4th mild and nice
1999 Mid June nice weather/warm and mild with Thunder storms late in day [mild wind daily]
2000 mid July Very warm
2001 Memorial Day HOT
2002 Nice 4th of July
2003 Nice 4th of July
2004 Twice
May Thunderstorms but mild
and July mild but 60 mph winds one day
2005 late May thunder storms/Icy cold

We've seen it all except snow, and I sware, it snowed last year on a ride....

Too fun!

We are bringing some first timers this year!


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Post by NOSJunkie » Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:28 am

Brett, we are staying in the blm campground. I am a firstimer at SA, so I am going with Dunetrash. I cant wait!! With the new LT car my wife is actually excited to do some duning!! she's the best..
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Post by vwhijumper » Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:04 pm

Our first trip was last year and dispite a rather scary trip there (20 car pileup with 5 deaths, highway closed for 4 hours, and a gust of wind that almost flipped me in Nevada) it was worth it! Hopefully we can catch eachother on our last day. I'll try to leave some smooth sand for ya.....might be tough though :D

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Post by HSSC » Sat Feb 18, 2006 2:56 pm

Obsessed. We willl be taking a trip to SA that same time period. At this point no one I know is going during this time period. It would be nice to hook up with some people there. We have quads and a 4-seat Alumicraft car. I've been a duner for close to 38 years :x. I'd be duning with the wife and daughter. Duning on the edge of madness is not their cup of tea. A good clip works for them. Is your group family's with kids. Don't mean to be nosey, just wondering if we would fit in.
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Post by OBSESSED » Sat Feb 18, 2006 9:50 pm

HSSC wrote:Obsessed. We willl be taking a trip to SA that same time period. At this point no one I know is going during this time period. It would be nice to hook up with some people there. We have quads and a 4-seat Alumicraft car. I've been a duner for close to 38 years :x. I'd be duning with the wife and daughter. Duning on the edge of madness is not their cup of tea. A good clip works for them. Is your group family's with kids. Don't mean to be nosey, just wondering if we would fit in.
No worries...
You'd fit in...
Mark and Joanna's [they have kids boy 15 & girl 18 I do not know if they are going....] 4 seater Wicked rail.
Cathy and I dune at a good clip [you know, we men always think we are going faster & harder than we really are :shock: :wink: ]
Cathy says: "We dune at a good clip... not too close to the edge, but we can see it..."
We are very cautious… [I hear some say “Right-right”]
We both have 2 seat mid-engine rails.

St. Anthony’s dunes are just faster than the Glamis dunes.
They can be technical, however, they are less technical than Glamis.

Our Typical day at St Anthony--
Wake whenever [hey it’s a vacation, not a marathon] check oil, fuel and ready for the day. Pack lunch…
Go for morning ride say 10am or so… dune some days dune all the way to Devils Dune. We have lunch [or at least lots of snax] in dunes, and take numerous hydration breaks.
Mike [RX4insandity] has an Alumacraft Rail also, and he’s trying to fit it in his schuedle to make this trip.
Mike’s wife, Jan, likes to take breaks quite often, so we dune to all the duners needs. My rail, the built to the edge VW that it is, needs cool down breaks pretty often, so Jan’s need to stop for a while works out great. Cathy may skip a run some mornings, Jan may skip the whole day runs…
We usually get back to camp in the afternoon, relax a bit, if we feel like going for a quick run to Middle Bowl, we do, before dusk. The sun seems to set at 10pm at SA, so we never seem to go for a night cruise.

Anyway, with your rail, we’d only have four or five [for sure] in the group. Although, Jon [Crowley Off Road] may be going also at the same time with one or two others.
Also, my other dune friend Jeff may be going [Jeff & Amber] have a 4 seat Sand Buggy Supply. I’m not sure if they are going yet, they have a 24 year old son and a 12 year old son.

I will be calling next week to reserve a block of spaces. Anyone that wants to go is welcome, we do enjoy an adult beverage now and then… Mostly water for me… I have issues… :shock: :lol: 8) :lol:

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Post by Crowdog » Tue Feb 21, 2006 10:24 pm

OBSESSED wrote: I have issues… :shock: :lol: 8) :lol:

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Post by HSSC » Wed Feb 22, 2006 11:01 pm

I think we all use tissues, or ..... have issues. I'm so confused :? .
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Post by NOSJunkie » Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:54 am

If the sand is rough I could always smooth it out with my roof, I have had a little practice.. :shock:
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Post by RobC » Fri Feb 24, 2006 11:57 am

We'll be there sometime this summer. Not sure of the exact dates yet.
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Post by curlie » Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:17 pm

Woo Hoo! Called Aura Lee this morning to reserve our 4 spots at Oasis in the overflow area, June 17 - 23. CAN NOT WAIT! Perhaps we'll get to meet up w/ you, Obsessed, and your group. We are 3 rails and a Pilot, so far. Last years trip was awesome!

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Post by OBSESSED » Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:35 pm

curlie wrote:Woo Hoo! Called Aura Lee this morning to reserve our 4 spots at Oasis in the overflow area, June 17 - 23. CAN NOT WAIT! Perhaps we'll get to meet up w/ you, Obsessed, and your group. We are 3 rails and a Pilot, so far. Last years trip was awesome!
Wow...

Looks like we'll be neighbors.

Are you going to the "Upper" Dry camp nearer the dunes or the lower dry camp nearer the office?

:?: :roll: :?:

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Post by curlie » Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:58 pm

We'll be nearer to the dunes. We were there last year and like it 'cuz we can circle the wagons some. Where are you going to be? You know that there's a mobile dump service, right? And I hear they can deliver a drum of race fuel, too.

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Post by OBSESSED » Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:40 pm

curlie wrote:We'll be nearer to the dunes. We were there last year and like it 'cuz we can circle the wagons some. Where are you going to be? You know that there's a mobile dump service, right? And I hear they can deliver a drum of race fuel, too.
That upper area looks like da-place-2B...

Question- will a big diesel MH make it down that bumpy road?
[one in the group has a big MH]

I have only driven it in a rail with 18" of travel it seemed ok...
However, with my MH's -2" of bumpy travel I worry...

Thanks 4 the info,

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Post by curlie » Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:48 pm

I do not recall the road being that bad; we were a 32'WW pull trailer and older Lazy Dayz w/ a 28' enclosed, and it was no problem. We stopped at the fork and filled w/ water, and then went on down there. Certainly no worse than the washes.

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Post by SANDUNERS » Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:52 am

6 families (so far) of R&R Duners are going in August... :P
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Post by OBSESSED » Wed Mar 15, 2006 9:46 pm

curlie wrote:Woo Hoo! Called Aura Lee this morning to reserve our 4 spots at Oasis in the overflow area, June 17 - 23. CAN NOT WAIT! Perhaps we'll get to meet up w/ you, Obsessed, and your group. We are 3 rails and a Pilot, so far. Last years trip was awesome!
Getting more crowded :D

So far... looks like there could be 9 or 10 rails possibly?!
Mark and Joanna
Mike and Jan
Al and Nancy
Jon
Friend of Jon
Ken and family
Ed and Sharon
Steve and Cathy

And now with the new on board camera system...

For SA dune rides, I better bring back up batteries for those extended trip recordings...

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Post by sandrailprincess » Thu Mar 16, 2006 5:57 am

we are going for 2wks :D we arrive june25 thur july7th at Sandhills
I guess the post got so excited about going it posted itself twice :!: :lol: :lol:
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Post by sandrailprincess » Thu Mar 16, 2006 5:57 am

we are going for 2wks :D we arrive june25 thur july7th at Sandhills
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Post by OBSESSED » Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:06 pm

sandrailprincess wrote:we are going for 2wks :D we arrive june25 thur july7th at Sandhills
sandrailprincess wrote:we are going for 2wks :D we arrive june25 thur july7th at Sandhills
I am jealous
I am jealous

No wonder you are staying TWO weeks

TWO WEEKS!

Perfect!
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Our Up dated group:

Ken and Family
Mike & Jan
Al & Nancy
Jon & Friend of Jon
Mark & Joanna
Ed & Sharon
Us [Cathy & Steve]
Just Added: Erick & Beverly
and
RJ [says he’s going to stay in my new trailer-which is fine]

Could be 12 {TWELVE} rails on some rides!

St Anthony 2006 who else is going?

Looking forward to it…

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Post by Kevlar » Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:09 pm

Looks like we are going July 17-22, Desert Oasis, then heading over to the Oregon dunes for July 24-29. Going to be a hell of a dune trip.

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Post by OBSESSED » Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:33 pm

Kevlar wrote:Looks like we are going July 17-22, Desert Oasis, then heading over to the Oregon dunes for July 24-29. Going to be a hell of a dune trip.
Awesome...

How are you cutting across Oregon?

When we went from Florence to St Anthony we took the 126 east to the 242 then 20 to Bend. Then the 20 all the way to Ontairo on the Idaho/Oregon border... Spent night at Truck stop on the 84...

I couldn't decide between the 20 or the 26 east bound through Oregon.

Fuel wasn't an issue, but an extra 3 1/2 hours of drive was...

I think the interstate was like 200 miles further!

Either way, it's a trip of a lifetime.

The day/night of the drive accross Oregon, Cathy kept me awake late by asking every 5 minutes "When are we going to stop? When-when-when?"

Have fun, looks like we may see you there!

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Post by hotwheels000 » Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:07 am

I will be there june 27th-july 7 with about 4 other mini buggies.

Coming from winchestor bay (the first 7 seven days of a 2.5 week trip) what are the options for crossing oregon. (IE. time, road conditions, miles) I will be 60 + feet long and have left myself 2.5 days to cross the state. No hurry its a vacation right......
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Post by mawieche » Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:35 pm

we will be going july 22 to july 29....sand hills... red manx
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Post by Kevlar » Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:58 pm

Obsessed, that is way we plan on going. RV.net has a good forum heading just on road routes. That is the way most people reccomend. What dates will you be and where?

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Post by Kevlar » Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:01 pm

mawieche wrote:we will be going july 22 to july 29....sand hills... red manx
I believe that is the week the Sand Addiction tour will be in St Anthony. They then go to Oregon for Dune Fest. We will be one week ahead of them.

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Post by mawieche » Thu Mar 23, 2006 6:42 am

John at sand hills said that and also a funco groupwould be there. Really looking forward to going.
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Post by snewbank » Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:47 am

mawieche wrote:we will be going july 22 to july 29....sand hills... red manx
Hey Mike, what's new? Are you going with Paul and the rest of the crew? Where are you staying? Remind me as it gets closer so we can meet you guys out there. St A is only 40 minutes away for us. 8)

BTW - We are going St A this weekend and again the next weekend. Hehehehehe :D

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Post by mawieche » Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:20 pm

Scott, whatup????? Paul (carr one),Steve (funco),Craig(raw) Jerry(quads),Me and the manx. I will keep you informed. I hope to be able to keep a trans in the darn thing.
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Post by NOSJunkie » Tue Jul 04, 2006 9:46 am

We changed our dates.. July 28- aug5... Brett.. Will your car be done?? let me know if I can help..
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Post by vwhijumper » Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:05 am

Unfortunately the car wont be done. Long story that involves having to go to small claims to get back stolen funds. Car has been sitting for about 2 months, FINALLY tomorrow the project from hell will begin again. Ballistic-trux.com in Rocklin will be finishing the car. I had to cancel on SA this year, but the majority of our group is still going. If you are staying at the Oasis make sure you drop by and say hi to Karen (aka Bartender).

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Post by Woodglue » Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:22 pm

vwhijumper wrote: Long story that involves having to go to small claims to get back stolen funds.
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Post by vwhijumper » Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:37 pm

Mike,

I better hold my tongue on details until after my court date which is in the middle of August. Needless to say it appears there are a lot of brilliant fabricators out there who see $$$$$ in the sand industry but can't run a business or keep their word to save their life. If you'd like to know more I would be willing to fill you in on what happened in private. I just dont want to shoot myself in the foot by bad mouthing someone in a public forum that I am currently suing.

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