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What: Camping, Sandboarding and Waterfalls at the Great Sand Dunes National Park
Why: Riding down a sand dune and camping is fun! If it wasn't fun, we would not be on our 10th year doing this. If this is your first time coming out, everyone in this group will tell you that you should go!
When: The event starts Friday evening July 8th and it is best to get there before dark so you can find us. Most of us leave Sunday late afternoon but you can leave whenever.
Tentative schedule: Friday- Arrival and setup camp, Saturday - Morning breakfast at the dunes, ride the dunes, Sunday- Zapata falls
Where: We will camp on BLM land. Once you RSVP and pay the $5 we will send you the info.
Depending on the road this year, you might still be able to get a car up to where we are, but there is plenty of space to leave it down the road and have us pick you up. We need 4x4's (not an all-wheel-drive Subaru) to help with transporting people/gear to the dune on Saturday. There are NO facilities at the camp spot, so if you are expecting a plush bed with a shower and a toilet, this is not the trip for you.
This is a LEAVE NO TRACE - PACK-IN/PACK-OUT event.
Fees: There is a charge to enter the park, so please bring cash to chip in for the entrance fee. No exceptions. The meetup fee is to help cover propane cost and help keep the group running.
Things to do: There are bike trails, hiking, Zapata Falls, drinking, sand boarding, and of course camping. If you have a dirt bike bring that too, there are some awesome trails in the area.
Sand Dunes Essentials:
SNOWBOARD (remove the wax if you can, the sand does not harm the board)
Snowboard boots (bring old ones, you will get sand in them)
Lots of water
Firewood if allowed (This firewood will be used by the group for everyone, please buy this before coming out as this will save a ton of money rather than buying it at The Oasis.)
Hiking boots (there are and will be small cacti that will prick you)
Flip flops for the creek and falls
Food to grill or whatever you want to eat
Grill (if you don't want to use the provided one)
Beer or other beverages
Long sleeve sweater and/or pants (in case temps drop lower than your comfort zone)
Toilet Paper or even better a wag bag
Coverage: T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Cricket have been tested in this area to work fine but your carrier may vary. You should make sure you have the map saved before you turn off of highway 160.
More info: Updates will be posted below if needed, and emailed out to members. Some of these details may change, make sure you keep an eye on the comments and download the app so that you can follow the comments. We will also have a few happy hour events before this trip to provide additional information.
Past Sand Dunes Trips: http://youtu.be/JD__O7pntHo https://youtu.be/hyB09vvlnow https://youtu.be/llf0KhPzyzQ Help
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