The Desert is Calling: 4 Exciting Things to Do in the Desert

on 10 Nov 2021 8:00 AM

And Why Getting Ceramic Coating Installation Should Be at the Top of Your To-Do List

The wonderful thing about living on the west coast is that there’s adventure all around us. Out here in San Diego, we have some of the most beautiful beaches with amazing surf, picturesque trails with breathtaking views, and all variety of off-roading paths for OHV owners looking for a challenge. However, there’s one outlet for adventure that is oftentimes overlooked, which is the majestic desert. Granted, the desert isn’t the first place that you think of when you’re planning your next outdoor adventure. It’s dry, it’s hot, and it’s frequently used in movies to test a character’s will to survive. However, Californians have discovered a multitude of ways to make this sandy oasis their own personal playground. All it takes is a little creativity, a lot of drinking water, and the right equipment. For those looking for a little change of pace in their outdoor adventures, here are four exciting things to do out in the desert.

#1 – Sandboarding

Think of sandboarding as the hot and dry alternative to snowboarding. Instead of charging down snowy mountains, you’ll be catching breaks on the side of the powdery dunes of the desert. Although you’ll have to adjust your technique a little bit, you can actually use the same equipment you use for snowboarding. Just make sure you give the bottom of your board a good thorough waxing in between runs. One other thing to keep in mind when it comes to sandboarding: there’s no lift or gondola, so figure out how you’re going to get up the dune ahead of time. If you know someone with a dune buggy, now is the time to hit them up.

#2 – Dirt-biking

There is arguably no better dirt biking experience than out in the desert. There are no road rules to abide by. No traffic or pedestrians to worry about. It’s just you and the endless expanse of the desert. What’s great about mostly flat desert terrain is that you can get up to a pretty decent speed and catch air on the small dunes. And if you just so happen to wipe out, desert sand makes for a much softer landing than black pavement.

#3 – Dune-buggying

Dune buggies are made for tearing up the dunes of the desert. The large wheels, wide tires, and open body make dune-buggying an exciting and safe way to experience the thrill of off-roading in the sand. If you don’t happen to own one yourself or know someone with a dune buggy – no worries - there are plenty of companies out there that run dune buggy tours.

#4 – Jeep driving

There’s a reason companies like Jeep show you their vehicles tearing it up in sand, snow, and other challenging terrain. That’s because these vehicles are specifically designed to go off-roading like no other vehicle can. This goes doubly so for those Jeeps that are lifted, which gives them the extra clearance they need to have larger tires installed. Nothing beats taking the Jeep out to the desert for an afternoon joyride.

Prepping for Desert Driving – How to Get Ceramic Coating Installation

The desert is a unique environment unlike any other. Considering all the sand that your vehicle is going to be kicking up along with the extreme desert heat, it makes sense to give your ride a little extra protection. What we recommend is ceramic coating installation. This is a technology that both elevates the look of your vehicle by giving it more gloss and shine while also giving it protection for things like sand and extreme heat. El Cajon Window tinting offers ceramic coating for Jeep, Humvees, and any other off-roading vehicle that needs a protective boost.

Upgrade Your Ride With El Cajon Window Tinting

In addition to ceramic coating installation, the team at El Cajon Window Tinting can also help you elevate the look of your ride with vinyl car wraps, professional window tinting, and car paint protection film. The team at El Cajon Window Tinting has years of experience performing these services, ensuring that the end result is of the quality and professional look you’d expect. Call El Cajon Window Tinting at 619-988-7048 to speak with a member of our team or visit us in person at 1156 Broadway in El Cajon, California. You can also send us a message through our contact form and one of our staff will get back to you as soon as possible.