Four-by-four trucks, motor homes, off-road vehicles and motorcycles filled the Imperial San Dunes Recreation Area this Thanksgiving weekend as visitors took off on off-roading adventures.
Every year during the Thanksgiving vacation, thousands of families, friends and off-roading enthusiasts travel from near and far to spend anywhere from a day to a week together in the dunes.
"It's very family-oriented," said Ira Long, off-highway vehicle grant coordinator for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
"It's a kind of generation thing. Some of these people came with their fathers and now they're here with their families," he said.
He said this year the dunes had more than 95,000 visitors as of Saturday but BLM officials expect that to increase by today.