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Old September 5th, 2012, 11:53 AM   #1
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Default pics and videos from last weekend - Little Sahara, Disney, Kansas Rocks

I've been dying to get out and use my new (to me) buggy, so I put together a little road trip and hit some of the better parks close (yeah, close is relative) to where I'm living for now (Lincoln, NE). 1050 mile driving round trip - a pretty long haul, but very much worth it.

Saturday (Little Sahara Dunes):

After going to Silver Lake in Michigan dozens of times, I couldn't believe the lack of people here. There was maybe 100 vehicles on the dunes. Campground wasn't full, plenty of places to park, no line to get in.... unreal. Dunes were VERY smooth, but also very abrupt at the top and bottom. There was very little "roll" to the hills, so you really had to be careful. We made it 6 hours before the heat / humidity was all we could take.











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Sunday (Disney, Oklahoma):

Nice park. Lots of area. Lots of trails through the woods. Too bad there weren't a few more labels and trail markers. A little mud, but not too bad. The campground adjacent to the trails was full, but the trails were not crowded at all. Again, we made it 6 hours before the heat / humidity was all we could take.











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Monday (Kansas Rocks):

Nice little park out in the middle of nowhere. Trails are very well marked. The park looks a lot bigger on the map than it feels in real life. A great park for smaller-tired rigs. Only a few really challenging obstacles out there. I was the only person there for the first few hours, then one Grand Cherokee showed up and left about 2 hours later. We covered the whole park twice over in under 4 hours, then hit the road.



Only other signs of life on the trail





This one got pretty real. I couldn't go forward, and couldn't get straight enough on the slab to go backwards, and ended up pulling rope, thinking being upside-down by myself wouldn't be very smart.



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Old September 5th, 2012, 12:03 PM   #4
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Looks like a blast.
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Old September 5th, 2012, 12:09 PM   #5
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looks awesome!!! did you travel alone to all the parks?
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looks awesome!!! did you travel alone to all the parks?
Just my wife and I.
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Old September 5th, 2012, 12:11 PM   #7
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thats alot of wheeling to go do alone. rigs looks and sounds good
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Old September 5th, 2012, 12:20 PM   #8
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thats alot of wheeling to go do alone. rigs looks and sounds good
Thanks. Yes, it is. But I haven't met anybody out here yet that wheels, and really wanted to go. Its easy to cover a lot of ground when you're alone. We assumed there would be plenty of people around if I needed help, and except Monday, there was. Not my preferred way to wheel, but I wasn't about to leave this thing sitting in the trailer for a 3 day weekend.
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ya i dont blame you there.
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Old September 5th, 2012, 02:06 PM   #11
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Nice. I'd recommend Flat Nasty in Missouri if it's not too far from where you are at. Ron has some trails that should test the buggy there.
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Nice. I'd recommend Flat Nasty in Missouri if it's not too far from where you are at. Ron has some trails that should test the buggy there.
8 hours each way - a pretty good haul. I'll keep it in mind, thanks!
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You were from Michigan, that isn't bad. lol.
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Looks like a great trip. I've been to LS Dunes just before Easter, very hard getting a campsite then! But this time of year I can see why there is little use there ;)

I'll have to check out Disney and Kansas Rocks my next trip out there.
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Awesome!
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Thats awesome
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Looks fun.
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