Thanksgiving trip to AZ & The Imperial Sand Dunes in CA
29 Nov 2002

Friday Afternoon / Evening
Andy & Mary picked me up at the airport.  We met up with Greg, Krista & Ryan for dinner.  I stayed with Andy & Mary for the evening.

Saturday Morning
Buffalo Hill
Across the street from Andy & Mary's place
I headed over to see about finding the GeoCache


Looking out over the houses


I'm getting close to the cache - but still too far away.  Didn't find it.



When Lindsay came into town Andy, Mary, and I picked her up.
Thanks folks for playing taxi driver!!
Lindsay and I then drove over to the Imperial Sand Dunes.

Over to the Imperial Sand Dunes in Southern California


Lindsay and I made it to camp Saturday evening.
A couple rides - similar in track from the tracks here - but no recording as the GPS wasn't with me.

The black route was the first on Sunday and the Red was the second ride.
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Here's a picture of the 1968 Ford Ranch Wagon on the way back from CA taken in July 1988.  The car is sitting on a frontage road across the Interstate from Competition Hill (hill in background).


Here's a close-up of the red route where it shows us 'bowling'.
Riding part way around a sand bowl, transitioning to the next, riding part way around it, and transitioning on.  If I had the GPS set to record more data points it would be a nice curvy line.


Camp.  Sunday late morning after about 1/2 of the people have moved out already.
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Competition Hill
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Sitting at the bottom of a large bowl




Jarod transferring expensive, desert fuel



Taking a break


Sunset break
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It was a nice sunset

Thanks to Greg for letting me catch a quick shower and getting me back to the airport.

Thanks to Luke & family for the invitation - the weekend went by too fast.