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Renegade II
June 9th, 2010, 04:13 PM
17th Annual 'Danimal Daze' Dune Run.

Where: Silver Lake Sand Dunes
When: July 11th-17th, 2009


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For many years now there has been a pilgrimage of the Danimalites to Silver Lake Sand Dunes for an annual beating of the Jeeps and buggies.


This is a family oriented run and we usually have around 30 people come and go throughout the week. We'll be spread out over several campgrounds, so we meet on the dunes and play on and off all week. Everyone is welcome to come run the dunes with us or just stop by and say hi if you see us up there. If you are new to 4x4's or the dunes, mid week is a great time to learn & pick up pointers from us long time dune rats. We'll be on CB & FRS radios, usually channels 4 or 8.


Hope to see you there :wave:

GL08JK
June 9th, 2010, 11:10 PM
Bummer.... Won't be able to meet up with you guys again this year because we will be at Silver Lake from July 23 till August 1st.

Crazygrady127
June 12th, 2010, 03:20 AM
Sounds like fun. I will have to see if I can make it !! I havent been to the Dunes in along time, sence I used to ride dirt bikes, but we would always make time to 4 wheel with the trucks too. What a blast :thumb:

Renegade II
June 12th, 2010, 08:45 PM
Bummer.... Won't be able to meet up with you guys again this year because we will be at Silver Lake from July 23 till August 1st.

Have a good trip, maybe next time :thumb:

WhiteRhino
June 13th, 2010, 05:09 AM
Different dates this year Mike. We'll catch you another time. Stay out of the water. I'd hate to have somebody else have to pull you out again.:bootyshake:

Renegade II
June 13th, 2010, 09:35 PM
Different dates this year Mike. We'll catch you another time. Stay out of the water. I'd hate to have somebody else have to pull you out again.:bootyshake:

Different dates huh.......I know the real story....still afraid of the big bad V6 showing you up eh? :lmao:

Pull me out???? We all know better, only a submarine runs better under water........:lmao:

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rentalrider
July 9th, 2010, 10:23 AM
How early you guys gonna be up there this Sunday (11th)?? :confused:

:idea: Might be up for a day trip! :woot:

edit: never mind... just looked at the map. I thought for some reason it was up by Traverse. There's a lot of NOTHING between me and there. Still might make my way up mid-week for an overnight, though.

Renegade II
July 9th, 2010, 11:20 AM
How early you guys gonna be up there this Sunday (11th)?? :confused:

:idea: Might be up for a day trip! :woot:

edit: never mind... just looked at the map. I thought for some reason it was up by Traverse. There's a lot of NOTHING between me and there. Still might make my way up mid-week for an overnight, though.

Hard to tell for sure how early Sunday we'll be there. Caravaning with the Danimal clan is an experience in and of itself :lmao: Roadside vehicles have been purchased during trips if that gives a clue :lmao:

For the most part the group will all be at Jellystone. I think we got the 6 front corner spots by the store / registration building again. If not, we're pretty easy to find :thumb: Mid week is a good time to get up there, it's when we get out and play the most. After 25+ years of going there, the thrill of the weekend crowd has worn off :lmao:

danimal
July 9th, 2010, 02:29 PM
How early you guys gonna be up there this Sunday (11th)?? :confused:

:idea: Might be up for a day trip! :woot:

edit: never mind... just looked at the map. I thought for some reason it was up by Traverse. There's a lot of NOTHING between me and there. Still might make my way up mid-week for an overnight, though.

It would be great if you guys can make mid week if you want to pitch a tent for a night you can stay as a guest on one of our camp sites:yourock:

danimal
July 9th, 2010, 02:32 PM
[QUOTE=Renegade II;59632]Hard to tell for sure how early Sunday we'll be there. Caravaning with the Danimal clan is an experience in and of itself :lmao: Roadside vehicles have been purchased during trips if that gives a clue :lmao:

'63 CJ5 with a half cab; cute as a button, we couldn't just let any 'ol shlub buy that

Dean
July 13th, 2010, 03:47 PM
I really would have liked to meet some of you members at silver lake yesterday n today but when I originally introduced myself, and mentioned that I would like to be there I forgotten about the county fair this week in which my doughter is participating. Hope you all have a great time, and I sure would like to join you on another outing...espescially trail riding. Thanks Dean

Renegade II
July 17th, 2010, 07:42 PM
25 people in the group this year and a few new folks we met at the dunes.

...and I can safely say a great time was had by all.......despite...... one ring & pinion, one rear drive shaft, one wasted Quadratrack T case, one ABS ECM and assorted small parts mishaps.

:woot:

sportsnut44
July 18th, 2010, 02:40 PM
i was there 7/3- 7/11 left about 2:30pm on sunday.

i had to rebuild a oil pump drive gear before i could go home so i did not get on the dunes sunday.
last year i saw you guys.
i'll try again next year


lets see all the pics.

rentalrider
July 19th, 2010, 03:08 PM
Yeah, sorry to say I missed it as well. we were really dissapointed as this was to be my eldest boys' first group wheeling (behind the wheel). Bumper got finished, but not installed and without a rear tie point... you see where I'm going. Compounded when he was replacing the starter he mixed up the "righty tighty, lefty loosey" thing and stripped out BOTH stud holes in that cast bell. Oh well, live and learn but I'm anxious to get that old FSJ you inspired Dan to the dunes with you, and my CJ has been feeling neglected since it saw Mike's CJ so pretty and clean lol. Glad you all had a great time... rain check for sure.

Renegade II
July 21st, 2010, 06:43 PM
Not much for action pics this year, mostly sunsets & family stuff at the beach, but..................this was soooooo funny I had to get a pic. It was while we were up in Ludington. He had to lean way off one side to make it go down the road somewhat straight :lmao:

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Renegade II
July 21st, 2010, 07:19 PM
I didn't take many pics this year, here's just some of the rigs that made it up.

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