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...
Trip to the “S”

Trip to the “S”

This trip started out as a small deal and before I knew it, we had 14 Jeeps and over 30 people. The weather was awesome and could see for miles in the clear sky. We started our run from Patsys Country kitchen and headed up the back way to Banning and onto old Idylwild Road and took our time checking out the sites and such. We had one breakdown, Ed, a guest of mine, had his ’72 CJ5 out for the first time and broke the rear end – he ended up taking the rear driveshaft out and limped it home. We had lunch on the south end of Lockhead. Ended up heading the rest of the way up the mountain and a couple of us made it up the side trail to the S. We ended up going to the radio towers and took pictures. All in all it was a fun trip and most everyone I talked to wanted to do it again – maybe even do some more exploring out in them hills.....
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!...