The Easter holiday weekend brought to a quiet end the major holiday season for crowds that file into the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area.
Imperial County Sheriff Harold Carter said Easter is the last of the major holidays in which the sand dunes are filled with thousands of off-roaders.
Once Easter passes and temperatures start to rise, activity in the dunes slows.
However, planning already is under way for the start of the next holiday season, which will kick off, Carter said, with Halloween and quickly be followed by Thanksgiving, the holiday in which the largest crowds file into the dunes.
Authorities reported the Easter weekend saw few problems. There were some arrests but no major incidents, Carter said. About 150 officers, both local and from outside the Valley, joined in the law enforcement effort.