Pictures from recent club events were added to the Madhatters web site. See the photo album for the list of all events.
A couple of members regularly provided pictures of club events. I know there are other photographers on the trail. If you have pictures you’d like to share we would love to see them! Shoot me an email at email@example.com and I’ll get you FTP directions. Or bring a disc to a club meeting.
From Ken Hower of the RTF:
I know a lot of you are members of CalStar. For those that aren’t, I am attaching the enrollment form.
When I first started making users aware of CalStar and the benefits for your family, we had 53 members. We now have over 150 members, which now qualifies us for $30 family rate for a one year CalStar membership.
Don’t get stuck with $40,000 helicopter bill for you or a family member in case of an injury on the Rubicon. Spend $30 a year and know your whole family is covered from a potentially devastating medical bill.
You can also go online to http://www.calstar.org/membership/default.aspx and select GROUP MEMBERSHIP (not FAMILY!). Choose the $30 option and fill in all the members of your household. Make sure you use FOTR as your Group. Either use myself or Jerry as the representative.
Rubicon Trail Foundation
Group App Fill In $30 rate 2013
See below safety recall from Rubicon Express. They explained that the recall covers any lower control arms for both short and long arm kits (non-JK) made/installed between 9/12 and 11/13 – its the welds on the arms themselves, not the mounts. If you have a kit that was made/installed inside or near that window, get ahold of them and they will replace them free of charge. If 4wheel Parts installed them, you can probably get them to install them for free. Otherwise, you have to deal with yourself or your mechanic to replace them. They hadn’t yet gotten any failed parts reported to them, but I’d say you probably don’t want to be the poster child for them by not replacing them. Its not related to the bolts or welds of the centerpiece or brackets.
I will be leaving the club meeting spot or “Wendy’s on Hwy. 120 in Manteca” at 7:00 AM Friday for any members or guests planning on caravanning up Friday morning. I will be camping in the second campground (Rocky Point) at Utica Reservoir. The USFS is now charging an over night camping fee of $16 a night at Utica. As of Friday Oct. 3rd Stanislaus National Forrest lifted all fire restrictions. They only require a burn permit for camp fires, BBQ’s, and stoves.
Saturday Oct. 11 – Slick Rock Rd. trail run.
Meet time in camp is 9:00 AM. I will take a vote on how we want to run the trail and then I’ll hold a short drivers meeting.
If you are coming on this run please let me know when to expect you that way we don’t leave you behind. Thanks!
George and I are signed up to head down to Panamint Valley Days (Cal4 event) from Nov 7-9. I’ll be leading Defense Mine/Cummins and Isham Canyon trails again.
For the Thanksgiving week run to Panamint on the calendar (Nov 22-29), I can’t lead it this year. My wife’s sister died in a car accident earlier this year and she wants to do something else for Thanksgiving week as a result. If anyone else wants to go down there/lead, I can get you all the info you’ll need, maps, trails to run, etc if you haven’t explored there before.
Audio from the meeting can be downloaded/streamed from here:
The trip report from Trek 2014 is available here
As you may already know the Sept. 20 won’t be necessary due to the great help I had on Labor Day. I just wanted to thank everyone that helped in July and Sept. also the ones that were going to help on the 20th. This wasn’t that hard and it makes the club look great. El Dorado county very happy with our work. I hope you guys will have time to help again next year.
The Madhatters web site has new updates.
- Club Roster. The club roster has been updated for the new members we’ve added in the past couple months. Please let me know if you have changes for your entry (address, phones, rig picture, rig mods, etc). Find the updated roster in the site’s Members section. The roster is available in both PDF and XLS formats.
- Calendar. Removed the Fall Rubicon Adopt-A-Trail work date. The Madhatters and guests who performed Rubicon maintenance over Labor Day weekend completed the remaining trail work for the rest of the year. If there is heavy rain in the next couple weeks there is the unlikely chance the dissipaters may need further attention. El Dorado County will keep Craig informed who will let us know if this is needed.
- Photo Album. Pictures from the July 11-13 Gold Lake and Aug 7-10 Sierra Trek club runs are uploaded to our Flickr site. Links are available from the web site’s Photo Album page. Thanks to Larry and Darrel for providing pictures of the events.