Well, to be fair, on busy holiday weekends there can be 100,000 people at Glamis. Back 5 years ago think they said 200,000 over the thanksgiving weekend.This is EXACTLY why Ive avoided the dunes! You hear and see mishaps ALL the time in the mountains/woods, but most of them the drivers can walk away from, but it's becoming synonymous between dune-riding and getting a medivac to your local hospital. Are these people EVER gonna learn??? Whats everyone say the definition of insanity is; doing the same thing over & over again and expecting different results...please give me a break.
So thats like a medium to large city. Not unusual to see a medivac's or much worse on a weekend, in a city of 100,000+ people. Along with many ambulance rides to the hospital for road accident victims. And that is without everybody racing/ driving off road, in steep huge dunes. Just normal every day life.
It really is amazing there are not a lot lot more accidents in the dunes imo.
For someone like yourself, strapped in a RZR, that has some 'not so common' sense and fear of the unknown, you'd be fine and never have a problem more than likely. Its the people that go out with no fear, no experience and don't know what they're doing, then crash off a 60 foot drop off, or slam into a witch's eye at high speed not following behind an experienced leader. Those are the majority of the Glamis accidents that wind up in a medivac flight.
Then we do have the type of accidents that happen surprisingly a lot less often. Mostly when hanging around Olds hill on a busy day/nite, a quad or another sandcar/SxS getting hit by one of the same, that doesn't see each other for whatever insufficient reason... Seems to be the sandcars fault more times than not.
I like to stay away from racing up the hill numerous times when its busy. And stay away from the north end, where the sandcars hang at. And then there is the drunk people factor to add in on crowded holiday weekends... kind of like a big city on Friday nite, on the roads.
You're missing out on some of the best you can do in your RZR not going to the dunes, imo. Especially since Glamis is close to you. I've driven an rzr and atv's in probably every different terrain you can find. And the dunes feels like the perfect match... almost like they were made for that sole purpose, they work so well out in the dunes. You should really at least try it once and see if its for you. You won't have much cleaning up to do afterwards...
Here is a pic of Olds hill on a Holiday weekend nite...
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