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Ed_Gee

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Posted: 09/13/17 08:19pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Perhaps the original poster has no clue about other areas with dunes? I live next to the Oregon Dunes national recreation area. Here we drive dune buggys all over the Dunes. Not walking over them is not in our lexicon.


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Love railing sand dunes with my CRF500KX and a 12 Cup!


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Posted: 09/13/17 09:29pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bionic Man wrote:

It sounds like someone needs a Snickers.....



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And come to our Sand Dunes.
And please walk, scale, run, jump, roll and whatever on them.

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Posted: 09/13/17 09:55pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'll walk anywhere it is legal to walk. A few little plants in sand aren't going to stop a 10' storm surge and 180 mph winds. FWIW, I saw the post-Irma NOAA photos of the Keys and it looks like all the beach sand has been evenly deposited over the land. Perhaps someone walked on it first causing it to fail to hold back the storm. Geez, I just cracked myself up.


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Posted: 09/13/17 10:43pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Idahoan and West coaster here... I have never been told to stay off of sand dunes. Sand dunes are skied down, they are driven on, they are played on every way you can imagine. It's encouraged. Now, dry grass is another thing. You never, ever drive over it or park on it- the heat from the exhaust can cause a fire.

So, please don't assume I know what you mean about the importance of sand dunes. It isn't the same in all areas of the country. The sand dunes in the middle of Death Valley aren't protecting anything.


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Posted: 09/13/17 11:02pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If I am supposed to stay off an environmentally sensitive area I would expect the local agency would have it roped off. Maybe you should get involved with the local environmental group to have the area closed.

Is this a natural sand dune or a berm created by a bulldozer?

I agree there is too much trash dropped but that is about everywhere.


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Posted: 09/13/17 11:27pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

More important than not walking on sand dunes is:

Don't BUILD DEVELOPMENTS ON BARRIER ISLANDS SUBJECT TO HURRICANES.


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keepmotoring wrote:

You people are really nasty. I am talking about the ones in campgrounds, where they are there to protect the campground from flooding from rising waters of the ocean. The picture above looks to be the dunes in Outer banks.

Guess you people don't care about protecting the camprounds. Fine.


There are no banks, either inner or outer, in Michigan.

There are, however, some majorly massive dunes behind the Eastern shore of Lake Michigan, which are not a problem for folks to climb all over because the prevailing as well as storm winds repair the damage. The dunes to which the op refers would be those along nearly all east coast shorelines, which are there to protect property along the shore, and are NOT repaired by Ma Nature.





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