First we scouted a few campsites, but quickly decided to head straight for the sand hills.
We soon encountered the biggest sand hill of the day. I had opted to take my Explorer and unknowingly had a much higher tire pressure than I thought as I was getting stuck, but with some assistance from Jim to get aired down quickly, I was able to make it up the first big hill. Mike got to make use of his truck's electronics which helped him get up a very steep dune even after seemingly getting stuck near the top of that first hill. We then proceed to explore and zip around the rest of the sand hills.
Once on the south side of the hills, we encountered a UTV with a tire that had come un-mounted, which Jim helped re-mount. https://youtu.be/n74nj1AIVp0
We played around the south end of the dunes a bit more, and nearby a truck hit a bump a bit too hard and damaged their front suspension to the point that there was no clearance between the tires and wheel wells. Jim gave the driver a ride back to their camp, where they connected to a trailer to Jim's Jeep, went back to the truck and loaded it on the trailer, and with a little assistance from myself + Jim's snatch strap to get up another hill along the way, we got it back to their camp.
After we got done playing on the sand hills, Jim & Trent tried to find a campsite away from the mosquitos as Mike and I waited near the creek. Unsuccessful, they decided that they would soon head home.
Jim and I decided to have one last lap around the dunes, where Jim once again came to the rescue as we encountered a dirt-biker whose chain had popped off. They lifted it up onto the back of Jim's Jeep and got it back to their truck.
I was still considering camping, so Jim showed me to a campsite with a nice view we had passed earlier. After a few minutes I too decided to head home, as the sounds of the blaring music, ATVs, UTVs, dirt bikes, and the still swarming mosquitos made the campsite a bit less than peaceful.
Overall I had a fun day out on the Sand Hills, though camping would probably have been more feasible on a quiet weekday with lots of bug spray + a bug zapper + scattered citronella candles + a large campfire to repel the mosquitos.