I was reading about Winnemuca and some others on duneguide.com. How is it in comparison to some other dune spots? Have you ridden Dumont or Glamis?
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The only other dunes I've been to is Sand Mountain, Nevada and it's a lot different than Winnemucca. Sand Mountain has basically one huge mountainous dune with smaller dunes all around, and lots of wide-open space. You can get up a lot more speed and climb some really steep dunes, which can be really fun. However, it's always really crowded at Sand Mountain and with that comes tons of ruts and wild & crazy people everywhere. Even on the non-holiday weekends, there are quite a few people and the heavy ruts are still there from the busy weekends. If you ride on the front side of the mountain you'll get beat to [email protected]
, especially from the sand rail ruts!
Winnemucca however, is never crowded, and the sand is always perfect. We stay camp out on the weekends and our tracks disappear overnight. There are roughly 30 square miles of dunes, but they are smaller and tighter. You can't get going as fast, but you can ride bowl after bowl after bowl.
Here's an overview shot of Winnemucca. Do you see anyone else in the background?
Look how smooth the sand is!
Here's a cool picture of the east side of Sand Mountain,NV.