Oct 03 2012
9th Annual Pound Sand 2012
Don't let any of the new laws and regulations catch you by surprise this dune season!
Come find out the latest news at the 9th Annual Pound Sand event, sponsored by the ASA.
LEARN THE LATEST:
- When will the Dune Closure Come Down?
- Helmets and Back Seats in SxS!
- Can my Children Drive our SxS
- AZ OHV Issues
ORANGEWOOD RV Pound Sand
11440W Bell Rd. Surprise, AZ2 pm on Sat October 6, 2012
Come Early Have Lunch
For more information, please contact the American Sand Association
Sep 13 2012
2012 Sand Sports Super Show
It's that time of year again, right before the start of the duning season when all of the top vendors and sand car manufacturers get together for the worlds biggest sand sports expo!
The Show will be held at the Orange County Fair Grounds in Costa Mesa, Ca. this weekend! Are you going?
Tickets On sale at Ticketmaster
- $15 per day |
- $25 All Three Days |
- Children 12 and under are Free
- FRIDAY 4pm to 10pm |
- SATURDAY 9am to 7pm |
- SUNDAY 9am to 4pm
For more information please visit the Sand Sports Super Show web site!
Jul 04 2012
Happy 4th of July Duners
|Have a safe and wonderful 4th of July!|
Jan 08 2012
15th ANNUAL MLK DUNE CLEANUP
Listen up duners! The 15th Annual MLK Dune Cleanup is quickly approaching. Dune cleanup events are a great way to spend a couple of hours volunteering your time in return for a cleaner desert and a chance to win some great prizes. Are you planning to attend?
15th Annual ISDRA Martin Luther Kind Weekend Dunes CleanupHosted by The United Desert Gateway
Free t-shirts & Free Lunch, along with thousands of dollars in prize giveaways.INFORMATION: DATE
: Saturday January 14th, 2012REGISTRATION
: 8:00 amLUNCH/PRIZE GIVEAWAY
: 11:30 am
- North Dunes at Glamis Flats
- South Dunes at Gordon's Well
- Glamis Flats (Main staging area)
- Gecko Road
- Oldsmobile Hill
- Roadrunner Wash Road
- Gordon's Well (Main staging area)
- Buttercup (Vendor Row)
- Olgilby Camp (Past the tower to the south)
To participate, just go to one of the listed registration sites, beginning at 8:00 am, to register and pick up your trash bags. The first 3,000 volunteers to register will receive a free event t-shirt. Between 8:00 am – 11:30 am, volunteers will roam the desert, picking up trash. Bags of collected litter will then be traded for raffle tickets. Lunch will be served at the main staging areas between 11:30 am-12:30 pm, with the prize drawings to be held directly after lunch.
The 15th Annual Dunes Cleanup is proudly presented by the United Desert Gateway
, Monster Energy Drink
, Rally’s Burgers
, Unchained Studios Unlimited
, Got Desert ID?
, and the Bureau of Land Management
For more information about the 15th Annual Dunes Cleanup, please call the United Desert Gateway
Program Manager Charla Teeters at 760.337.4155
Nov 27 2011
Is Your Camping Cookware American Made?
Are you looking to Americanize your home, your RV, or just looking for a special Christmas gift for friends and family? Are you tired of spending all of your hard earned money on cheaply made foreign products? I don't know about you, but I'm sick of it, so why not change the way you shop and buy higher quality American made products!
If you're ready to make a change and do more to help the US economy, check out some great American made cookware from Jacob Bromwell
. Jacob Bromwell
has been making quality American made cookware since 1819! How cool is that!
How can I Americanize my camping experience? Jacob Bromwell
has tons of great American made cookware that will help you Americanize your outdoor camping adventure. For example, you could wake the family with the smell of bacon and eggs cooking in a Frontier Frying Pan, sip hot coffee or hot chocolate in Classic Tin Cups, or maybe you could pop American made popcorn around the campfire with America's Oldest Popcorn Popper!
Isn't it worth spending an extra dollar or two while shopping if that means that you'll not only own higher quality products, but you'll also be helping your fellow American brothers and sisters keep a job during these tough economic times? Of course it is, so what are you waiting for! Check out Jacob Bromwell
today and bring a little piece of Americana into your camping adventures!
Nov 17 2011
Unexploded grenade found in Dunebuggy Flats
On Saturday, November 5, 2011 the Imperial County Arson and Bomb Unit was dispatched to detonate an unexploded 40 millimeter grenade found by a camper in the Dunebuggy Flats camping area of the ISDRA
. Dunebuggy Flats is also known as Gordons Well
Even though the Imperial County Arson and Bomb Unit successfully destroyed the grenade, the camper that discovered it made one crucial and potentially deadly mistake. HE MOVED IT! Please, if you ever come across any strange object that is thought to be a UXO
, don't disturb it and report it to 911 immediately. Experts also advise that you move at least 100 feet away from a potential UXO
before using any cell phones or radios.
I hope that you never come across any UXO
, but don't forget that the ISDRA
was part of the training ground for General George S. Patton
and his troops during WWII
. Where do you think Patton's Valley
got it's name? None the less, if you do happen to stumble upon UXO
, here is some general guidance that will help you with the rules of engagement.
Recognize, Retreat, Report!
- If you see UXO, STOP, do not move closer.
- Do NOT transmit radio frequencies near UXO (cell phones, two-way radios, CB radios. Keep at least 100 ft. away).
- NEVER touch, move, or disturb UXO.
- NEVER remove anything near UXO.
- Call 911 and report UXO. Move 100 ft. away before using cell phone or radio.
- Avoid any area where UXO is located.
The full BLM
article can be found here
Dune smart, and be safe out there duners!
Nov 06 2011
Camp In Comfort With A Vortex
Desert season has officially started and we've already had rain at all of our favorite sand slinging camping areas this weekend such as Glamis, Buttercup, Gordons Well, Ocotillo Wells, and Dumont and some of you may be finding yourself in the market to upgrade your old trailer or trade in that old tent for a cozy new toy hauler. Well, if you are, you might want to check out the Vortex from our friends over at MVP RV.
The aluminum framed, laminated Vortex is the ideal choice to compliment your camping lifestyle and includes standard features such as:
- Built in 4000 watt Onan generator
- LCD flat screen TV
- 100 gallons fresh water capacity
- Convection oven
- 40 gallon fueling station
- 7 foot ramp door
- 2 inch fully insulated deck floor
In addition, the standard "Camp in Comfort" package also includes other options such as:
- Pressure washer
- 13.5 A/C
- High intensity lights with a door-side dimmer
- Outside speakers
- Upgraded cherry wood cabinetry
- Dynamic exterior graphics
- Stylish interior decor
Available as either a Travel Trailer or a Fifth Wheel, ranging in length from 20 feet up to 32 feet.
For a complete list of options and upgrades, please check out the downloadable brochure
, or go over to the MVP RV website
. If the Vortex doesn't fit you needs, they also have several other models to choose from.
So whether you're tired of fighting the wind and the rain, ready to upgrade your old RV, want to protect your awesome sand slinging machines with a new toy hauler, or just looking to be a bit more comfortable while enjoying your favorite weekend getaways, go check out all of the great product lines at MVP RV
Oct 31 2011
Happy Halloween Duners
It's Halloween weekend, the official start of this years desert season and with an estimated 73000 visitors expected, it's also one of the biggest desert camping weekends of the year. Large holiday weekends like Halloween, Thanksgiving, New Years, and Presidents always draw a large crowd so safe duning needs to be stressed more than ever. Keep your speed down around other campsites and please don't drink and ride. Remember, it's our behavior as responsible duners that will help preserve this great sport for all of the future generations to come.
Have a safe and happy Halloween Duners!