Frosty Sand

October 26, 2006 at 8:10 am

So since we took Jeds digital camera this time, instead a crappy disposable like usual, we got a ton of pictures. We also got some video footage. A first for us on a dune trip. They were real short clips, but being video they were pretty hefty in size. So instead of just uploading all 347 megs worth or trying to compress all the different vids, I threw together a little vid in iMovie.

I think it turned out alright. It's just under 17MB and just under 8 minutes long. I had the camera most of the time, and Jed did a lot of jumping, so most of the footage is of him. Everyone got a lot of camera time still. Way better than the old disposable days, where we are lucky to get 2 or 3 pictures each.

It was a good trip. We got an early start getting to the dunes around 9:30. It was pretty cold. Probably 45 when we got there, with frost still on some of the dunes. It has been so wet recently that the dunes were weird. It was the greenest I've ever seen the place. Every bowl or half bowl had something growing at the bottom. Sometimes it was hard find a trail between dunes without riding over stuff.

The recent rain also made the sand kinda weird. On the tops of some dunes it wasn't smooth at all. There were big divits in the ridges. Also because some of the sand was harder than other places you could easily get stuck. Not because it was softer than normal, but because in some places is was kinda hard so you let your guard down, then 10 feet away it got as soft as it ever does.

It was Charles' first trip to the dunes and he did really well. He started off reallly small, but after he got the feel of things he started catching decent air. Joe made sure he never rode the Z, so next time it can be his turn to ride it the whole time. We'll see about that. Jed is really comfortable on his bike now. he caught some good air and we have some awesome pictures. I rode the Z, and got a few good jumps in as well.

We were thinking about going again this weekend, if Sam had gotten a deer. But since he didn't, and i've gone riding the last 3 weekends in a row, my wife thinks its time to clean out the office. This may mean we had our last 4 wheeler trip of the year, but there is always snowmobiling. Besides, if I do end up getting a new grizzly soon you know I'm gonna ride it somewhere.

Posted by Mike |
tags: triplog dunes