Trip Reports

Riding the Dunes at Sand Mountain

Sand Mountain Trip Report

April 2008

Polaris RZR and Kawasaki Teryx at Sand Mountain, Nevada - April 2008
Our Polaris RZR and Kawasaki Teryx Buildup Projects at Sand Mountain

Fuel prices are astronomical!

Fuel Prices - April 2008 on the way to Sand Mountain

Fuel prices are through the roof! $4.35 a gallon for diesel in Placerville, CA.

For such a nice weekend, the crowd was smaller than it should have been at Sand Mountain.  It will be interesting to see how the cost of gas/diesel will affect trips to the dunes.

Getting There

Teryx and RZR on our 16' trailer Two UTVs on our 16' trailer

Stuffing two UTVs on a 16 ft. open trailer. The RZR sits just a bit over the 102″ max width.

Exploring just east of Sand Mountain

Kawasaki Teryx vs. Polaris RZR near Sand Mountain Kawasaki Teryx vs. Polaris RZR near Sand Mountain Polaris RZR vs. Kawasaki Teryx at Sand Mountain Polaris RZR vs. Kawasaki Teryx at Sand Mountain


Several small mines to explore.  The ones we saw did not go in very far at all.

  
Cool lava formations

Dixie Valley - looking at the backside of Sand Mountain Recreation Area
In Dixie Valley looking at the backside of the Sand Mountain Recreation Area

Trail markers at Sand Mountain
Lots of new trail markers at Sand Mountain.  It is truly a bummer to see such a wonderful place ruined by the BLM and extreme environmentalists. BLM can now issue tickets for riding in closed areas, so be careful out there.

Polaris RZR where the monuments used to be at Sand Mountain Polaris RZR where the monuments used to be at Sand Mountain Recreation Area Camping area at Sand Mountain in the distance
Lots of great views

UTVs are a perfect vehicle to explore the many trails in and around Sand Mountain Recreation Area.

A few Aerial Shots

  Sand Mountain Recreation Area from the Air
Charlie from Folsom Lake RV flew over and took some pictures for us

Polaris RZR Buildup

Polaris RZR Buildup at Sand Mountain Nevada - April 2008

Our Polaris RZR Buildup Projectnears completion.

We were out showing off theFull Body Plastic from Fullbore Innovations.  We also tested our Dynojet Power Commander III Fuel Controller, Dual exhaust from  MonsterPipe and Air Intake from UMP.

Kawasaki Teryx Buildup

Kawasaki Teryx Buildup Project near Sand Mountain, Nevada

Our Kawasaki Teryx Buildup Project is just beginning.

We started the project on our last trip to Glamis with a completely stock Teryx.  After a bit of riding around, we swapped to a set of Bilstein stock replacement shocks.  The ride was much better.

On this trip, we tested a CDI fromVelocity Devices and exhaust from MonsterPipe.

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