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Spring Break  2007

Sand Mountain - Spring Break 2007
Our camp at Sand Mountain

We arrived Sunday afternoon so the camping area was emptying out.  It was great to be at Sand Mountain without too many people there.

Kawasaki KFX450R:

We picked up a new quad last week, and spent some time doing a little testing.  The new ride is a Kawasaki KFX450R. Look for an article in Sand Addiction Magazine this summer.

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Kawasaki KFX450R vs. Honda 450R

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We decided to do a bit of Geocaching at Sand Mountain with the Rhino and our hand held GPS. We went to one new geocache:

This geocache is west of Sand Mountain, but can be easily reached by going to the old windmill, then follow the main trail west to the monument.

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The monument is in honor of the men of Black Knight 732, an H-3 Helicopter that crashed here on March 22, 1978. The helicopter was returning from a Combat Rescue Training Mission in Dixie Valley when it crashed. All five crewmen aboard died in the crash.

We also revisited two caches:

See the Geocaching info page for more details on geocaching while at the dunes. We have made it easy for you to click on your favorite sand dune and bring up all the geocaches nearby.

Other Photos:

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NAS Fallon  "fly bys".  Everyone loves to see the planes come in close.

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Horned "toad"

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Beautiful sunset at the top of Sand Mountain - Dave's Birthday

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At the top of Inspiration Point. This fantastic spot will soon be closed because the BLM sided with the Indian tribe. Once again, off-roaders loose.

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Our sand car has a new owner....

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We hiked up the mountain to the east of the camping area. Not the easiest place to hike, but the view was awesome!

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"Competition Hill"

Sand Mountain Panoramic
Panoramic View of Sand Mountain - Click to enlarge


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