18th Annual Earle Powers Memorial Run 2015

18th Annual Earle Powers Memorial Run 2015

  Just like it has for the past 17 Year, the 18th Annual Earle Powers run went off with out a hitch and everyone there had an awesome time.  A few members ended up coming up Thursday evening, so early Friday morning a few of us decided to travel to the north shore of the Salton Sea and do some asphalt wheeling along with some sight seeing. Saturday morning we ended up having 30 jeeps so there ended up being two separate runs – one being led my President Roy Wallace and the other being let by run originator, Mike Hardy.  Both runs included members and guests. Everyone made it through the day relatively unscathed other than one member who was on Roy’s run, had a roll over and from what we were told, it couldn’t have gone over any nicer and gentle.  No one was hurt and the other members up-righted him and got back to wheeling – which I should add, the member who rolled, wheeled the rest of the day with no problems. Saturday evening we had a Mexican pot luck that turned out to be a feast!  After getting our belly’s full, we had a small ‘trick-or-treat’ deal for all the kids that showed up.  Some had costumes, some had glow sticks but everyone had a great time!     Entrance to Bombay Beach. This RV/Trailer park is located on the north side of the Salton Sea off HWY 111. Such a mesmorizing place and disturbing at the same time Pictures of some of the ruins around Bombay Beach More ruins Stopped atop of the Bombay...
Night Trip to the “S”

Night Trip to the “S”

There was a thought that none of of us have been up to the “s” at night, so why not go?     We did.   12 Total Jeeps went.  Left San Jacinto at 4:45pm and ended up getting to the trail head to the S at the top of the mountain at about 5:45pm.  We had planned to have a pot luck of sorts doing hot dogs on a small propane grill along with a slew of deserts and side dishes that everyone brought up with them.  We went through about 50 hot dogs! We ended up staying in that spot till night fall and enjoyed the sights.   We then traveled over to the radio towers and took some pics and again, enjoyed the sights then trickled on down the hill and towards home. The weather was...
High Desert Round-Up 2015

High Desert Round-Up 2015

HDR 2015 trail run is in the books! Hemet Jeep Club had a blast leading the Achy Breaky Run on Saturday. We had 31 jeeps total and only two flat tires and one lost skid plate. Started at 930 and came back to camp at 430. Everyone genuinely seemed to have a blast!   Saturday night we had the best equipped jeep contest Sunday the Hemet Jeep Club put on the Tortoise crawl.  This is a fun game to try and go as slow as possible, through a coned out course, while blind folded.  It made for great fun while testing your patience and concentration with all the hecklers! Sunday afternoon we had the kids games where all the kids who were trapped in thier parents jeeps had a chance to go out and play, goof off, etc.   Sunday evening was the raffle and prizes for the kids games – The Hemet Jeep Club also help to put on the great raffle, special kudos to Mike Hardy for sacrificing his personal time to make sure the adults, as well as the kids had a great raffle! Thanks again for CAL-4-Wheel, especially Jesse and Kieth for putting on such a great event! Last peak for the day during the pre-run Friday. Night of the best equipped Jeep...
EXTREMETERRAIN’S CLEAN TRAIL GRANT PROGRAM!

EXTREMETERRAIN’S CLEAN TRAIL GRANT PROGRAM!

  Get $350 for a Trail Improvement Project ExtremeTerrain strongly advocates for the responsible recreational use of off-road trails and is happy to launch the Clean Trail Grant Program. This program will provide eligible groups the opportunity to apply for a grant to fund their next trail improvement related project which could range from trail clean-up, trail restoration, trail expansion, to name a few. Various Wrangler and 4×4 groups and organizations as well as publicly and privately owned off-road trails are all invited to apply for the grant. Along with the grant, ExtremeTerrain will provide industrial strength trash bags for collection of any debris. Eligibility In order to be considered, applicants must meet one of the following requirements: Organize or belong to a Wrangler/4×4 group/club with more than 5 members Own or work at a private or public off-road park Organize or belong to an OHV Organization with more than 5 members Requirements Proof of your affiliation with organization/club/park Must provide digital photo of trail improvement project Action shots of volunteers preferred! Completion of application form Organization’s are eligible once per year up to two years Sign the eligibility waiver Grant should be used for the following: Tools needed for trail cleaning/restoration/expansion Food and non-alcoholic beverage for all volunteers Promotional materials used to attract volunteers Miscellaneous trail improvement expenses * Only Clubs in the US are eligible * Clubs are eligible for grant once  ...
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!

CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE!! April 27, 2015, is the deadline for public comments on the Draft Resource Management Plan/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft RMP/EIS) for the Nevada Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District, Sierra Front and Stillwater Field Offices.Once finalized, the Nevada Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District, Sierra Front and Stillwater Field Offices’ RMP will provide management direction for almost 5 million acres of public land in northern Nevada.Currently, the DEIS might be interpreted to preclude designation of “dry washes” as an OHV route. The elimination of dry or sand washes from interim management prescriptions or subsequent project level travel management plans could functionally close most of the desert because motorized travel would be “limited to designated roads and trails.” As OHVers know, washes are often the historic backbone of any desert-based route network.  Washes either function as a trail or trails traverse them. BRC is concerned the DRMP/EIS does not clearly codify future “area” designations in the document.  BRC believes it is important for the agency to describe a strategy for the designation of staging/camping areas. Area designations may also include future “play” areas or other open areas where said use is an important recreational experience. The agency should grant itself broad authority to designate varying acreages (using historical and anticipated use patterns) from 1 to 20 acres or more for said uses. BRC believes the agency should develop a process to expedite the approval of competitive and other permitted events that are well-known, historic, and reoccurring. This can be accomplished through known “pre-approved” routes from which an event organizer can choose....