The dunes all to ourselves!
Today we rode out to the Oregon Dunes Recreational Area. There are huge sand dunes just off of the coast that are sky high. They seem incredibly out of place after riding through so much forest. There are a lot of RVs going to and from the dunes with their trailers piled high with 4 wheelers and dune buggies. I have to admit it would have been fun to try some of that out! We rode past Honeymoon State Park, which we later found out was the last of the hiker/biker campsites in the area. After going to a couple campsites that only offered regular sites, we stopped at the last one and pulled up to the camp host. Luckily, he told us about a trail that we could camp off of for free. After a bout a mile of pushing our bikes up a forest hill, we reached the dunes! It just opened up to huge hills of sand with the ocean in the distance. Nobody else was anywhere near us. It was pretty amazing to have the dunes all to ourselves. The forest was thick with huge mosquitoes, but the dunes were free of them, so we pitched our tent out in the middle of them.