Oregon Dunes anyone?

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we are planning a dunes trip for September...and hoping that some of you might be interested...
we are open for either Sept. 14-16, or Sept 21-23.
We usually camp at Spinreel Campground.....www.spinreel.com
or at the Oregon Dunes KOA.
Hopefully some DRNers can make it...:)
 
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September 21-23

it's official...we are going on those dates....
if anyone would like to join us, we'd be happy to meet you there!
We will be camping at Spinreel, you can ride onto the dunes right from the campground.
There are no hookups, and I believe it's $10-15 per night, can't remember.
the link is www.spinreel.com for info about the area and where it is.
We hope to see some of you there :)
 
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A few of my friends and I just got back from there, lots of sun and lots of fun. We were thinking of going back that weekend because it is our last before our fall classes start, but we will probably stay at Winchester because the hills are bigger. And I have yet to try Banshee hill on my KTM. Banshee= 350cc KTM=300cc Should be possible:p
 
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awwwweeee!!! maybe we should meet up somewhere that weekend...
Spinreel is always so....not crowded....maybe Winchester is that way as well?
Last year we went to Florence the 2nd weekend in October and got really lucky, it was fantastic weather!
We figure that we should go a bit earlier this year, so we'll see...
doesn't seem like anyone from DRN is into it. We usually have a bunch of riders going, but so far, it's just us...(2 riders)
 

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I will hesitantly say we're into it as well . . . there's no races that weekend and Steve's been wanting to go. I will take a book and some notebooks if my knee is not up to it but hopefully I will be able to ride too. The only thing is the drive . . . it's quite a ways for us.
 
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sept 29-30

my brother & i are going down for his birthday (21st!!) and are now in the process of doing a complete rebuild on his quad, parts are in the mail right now, we had his frame & some other parts sand-blasted yesterday, painted most of them today. have to finish the rebuild on the engine this week... friday night we go to tri-cities to borrow a truck & enclosed trailer from our parents to make the trip...
we haven't determined where we'll ride or stay yet. if anybody is there that weekend it'd be great to meet you.
 
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Just put a twelve paddle back on my Husquvarna 610. Lots of power for the dunes, it's almost like cheating.
 
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Have any of you guys checked out Winchester bay? Some buddies and I were down there and if you like big hits this is the place to go. Its relatively small compared to florence but theres some sick hillclimbs and plenty of hits to keep you busy.
 
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we haven't been to Winchester Bay...just to Florence in the north end, and Spinreel in the South end. We've heard it's great, but kinda crowded.
I wish Spinreel had some bigger hits, but you can't beat it for no people, and the beach riding is so awesome.
It's a better place for beginners, and people with smaller size bikes as well.
 
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i've ridden spinreel(all the way to horse falls), winchester, and florence, i like each area, winchester does have some sweet climbs.
 

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I wont be able to make this trip, but I had a couple questions about the areas.
how long is the season up there? When does it get too cold to camp.

Which place would be best for a range of riders? My friend have both been riding about a year and ride 250s. I ve been riding about 10 years and love jumping my 426. none of us has ever ridden dunes.Is there an area that wuold be good for all of us?

Ive heard theres a sound requirement up there. true?
 
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It doesn't ever really get too cold to camp, but it gets very wet. It rains a lot starting in mid-October and lasting through June. I was at Winchester for three days last February and had a lot of fun, you just have to ride between rain showers.

I would probably reccomend spinreel for first-timers. It isn't as busy as the others, and there is still a lot of open dunes. Ride there for a day or two and you will probably be ready to drive up to Winchester to ride some big hills.

There are sound limits, which I believe have moved down from 99db's to 94db's this year. You can get more info and pictures at http://oohva.org/ohv area pages/odnraarea.html
 

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hehe didnt even think about the rain. i assume theres no kind of green sticker like requirement. What about those flags i see in pictures? Do you have to have a flag on your bike? ill check out that link you gave.