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Death in the Dunes
« on: September 23, 2018, 10:13:16 AM »
We all pretty much take for granted the danger in duning. I had never before heard of this way though to die. Seeing how LS is changing so swiftly and I have seen things this last trip I have never seen before my level of caution is just a little higher now after reading this story especially considering how many trees are being engulfed in LS dunes.We probably have nothing to worry about @ LS but it is something to be aware of. Last week I came across an old well head sticking about 4 feet out of the sand where there had never before ,at least not in the last 20 years,been any sign of anything. I'm guessing about 12" diameter casing rusted all to hell with rusted into a pile chains and stuff and sooner or later it will be gone with only a hole left possibly. I looked down into the casing and I couldn't tell how far down it went but it went a long way. We also need to be extremely careful when anywhere near the dune boundary at LS since there may be disappearing steel t posts that reappear at times well within the boundary areas since LS dunes are constantly shifting.Many tires and even riders have been injured on the posts. Anyhow,please be careful of the hidden dangers at all dunes.  Here is an article that sent shivers thru me.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/mystery-why-dangerous-sand-dune-swallowed-boy-180953404/
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Re: Death in the Dunes
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2018, 12:16:23 PM »
sad to say the least! i have seen t posts and fences unearth and disappear at ls. in fact right out the gate in the belly where we sit and wait for the group i have seen t posts appear and disappear. the dunes at st a ( i was told) are as tall as they are due to lava rock under them. that one spooked me a bit as a giant gaping hold can appear there too. i found 3 well heads in the trails at syracuse dunes and they were painted black. now one would think someone would paint them fluorescent something to help spot them but nope they were black. these are dangers for sure. i grew up in the sand hills and there have been deaths from digging holes and people getting buried and were not talking about deep holes a body would even fit in.
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Re: Death in the Dunes
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2018, 05:25:00 PM »
Well,at Syracuse,they tell people to look out for the well heads at least.
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: Death in the Dunes
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2018, 07:07:15 AM »
We had 3 deaths this season at St. Anthony Dunes .... vary sad

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Re: Death in the Dunes
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2018, 08:25:50 AM »
always a sad thing to hear no matter what when it comes to fellow duners. on st a dunes it can get dangerous quickly so if there were only 3 deaths for the entire year then overall not as bad as a number of other places. what kind of toy were they running or riding?
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Re: Death in the Dunes
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2018, 11:41:43 AM »
We had 3 deaths this season at St. Anthony Dunes .... vary sad
Wow. Terrible to hear.
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: Death in the Dunes
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2018, 02:15:27 PM »
always a sad thing to hear no matter what when it comes to fellow duners. on st a dunes it can get dangerous quickly so if there were only 3 deaths for the entire year then overall not as bad as a number of other places. what kind of toy were they running or riding?
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Re: Death in the Dunes
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2018, 02:18:18 PM »
 1 is are average per season

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Re: Death in the Dunes
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2018, 03:24:19 PM »
1 is are average per season

that's damn good average, especially when you consider the higher average of utv owners vs, rails and quads now.
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Re: Death in the Dunes
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2018, 05:05:43 PM »
The proliferation of cheap , readily available,sign and drive utv's and to a lesser extent ATV's has been the cause of totally unprepared riders/drivers in the dunes and it is biting some severely in the ass. When will we begin to see over regulation that is sure to follow if/as this trend continues?
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"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: Death in the Dunes
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2018, 06:35:17 PM »
well said
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Re: Death in the Dunes
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2018, 09:27:18 AM »
Fab, you hit it on the head.

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Re: Death in the Dunes
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2018, 09:31:00 AM »
that over regulation trend may already be enforced in cali.
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