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Dont say a word, girls! I was of the same opinion before I came here but I changed my mind.

When we travelled to the Bonneville Salt Flats I looked at the map and found the Little Sahara Recreation Area which was on our route and also my travel book pointed it out in a small section and sand dunes sounded wonderful to me. I thought of a lonely place in the middle of nothing and it actually is very much so until you get there. We stayed at a motel maybe less than an hour away from this place and the owner was asking us where we would go next and I told him to the Little Sahara Recreation area. He lived in the area all his life but was never there but he told us that it should be a lot of fun with many crazy vehicles speeding in the sand dunes, especially on the weekends. I thought speeding, noise, exhaust gas in my nose but then I thought that we should give it a try.

At the entrance where you pay a little fee there is a huge sign with an indicator about casualties of the day which was zero at that point. I dont know if you really want to have an accident in this place since the next real hospital is still long driving away but maybe they are used to a nurse with a big needle :))))

We drove to the Sand Mountain area and stepped out of the car and could not believe what was going on. All sorts of off highway vehicles were driving up and down the mountain, the faster the better, the noisier the more fun. And by far not only guys but also girls.

When you live in a crowded urban area where a barbeque might disturb the neighbors evening with reading, this might sound totally crazy and even a little gaga but you know out here is totally nothing for miles and miles and miles and you drive for many hours without many towns so I came to the conclusion why not and that this was really FUN. We stayed for maybe two hours and I was even invited for a ride in the vehicle that is in my picture but I told the guy that I was scared and he said comon babe dont be shy but I thought of the needle LOL.

By the way there are also areas under protection. For more information on the sand dunes and if you are interested, I found this link.

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Additional Photos by Barbara Kehl (baba_flies) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1376 W: 3 N: 1963] (8829)
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