Split Rock 2015

Split Rock 2015

Our annual Split Rock Trip went off with only two broken Jeeps and from what I hear, no broken hearts. The weather was beautiful and the trail was even prettier. There were a total of 19 Jeeps with a few guests. There were no serious break downs other than Rob Thorburns Jeep sheared off a center pin off his leaf spring pack causing the rear end to shift enough to rub a hole in his gas tank. We fixed it that night and found that rubbing a bar of soap on the crack in question actually stopped the gas leak – I would’ve lost a ton of money betting against that. Kyle Jones succumbed to a broken oil pressure sensor that luckily enough, Rick Whitener had a bolt that plugged it up nicely and kept Kyle in the the race, so to speak. Sunday morning a few of us made it over to the Carrizo Depot and an old Dolomite...
Tierra Del Sol’s Desert Safari 2015

Tierra Del Sol’s Desert Safari 2015

If you didn’t make it out to TDS’ s Desert Safari this year – you missed out. The Hemet Jeep Club helped out Tierra Del Sol with making trails, monitoring trails during the run and with 4 – wheel To Heal, a wounded warrior project taking vets out 4-wheeling. It was a pleasure helping them!...
July 4th Parade

July 4th Parade

Like ever year, the Idyllwild 4th of July parade was a blast! “Everyone was in great spirits, waving flags ,throwing candy – well I mean handing candy out.  Some of us got in trouble for doing that. We had 12 jeeps join the fun. The parade marshal stopped us and said thanks for coming an said that it would not be the parade without Hemet Jeep Club being there” Dan Wilson, Trip Chairman  ...
Coyote Canyon, June 2014

Coyote Canyon, June 2014

Coyote Canyon is pretty much where the Hemet Jeep Club started as it was part of the Cavalcade that started in Anza and ended in Borego Springs. Every year Mike Ledbetter puts on a overnight camping trip at Baileys Cabin.  We have members that just come up for the evening and travel back down and others who pitch a tent and stay the night. Baileys Cabin, depending on who you ask, was built by the Bailey brothers as an outpost for their cattle operation and has been preserved and taken care of by the numerous people that come to visit and the state of California. It is located basically at the end of the upper Coyote Canyon where the closure is now at. The run isn’t that hard, but its not so much for the run as for the campfire story’s that...