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King of the Hammers 2014 – Jan 30-> Feb 6

The King of the Hammers race week is coming up soon down in Johnson Valley and several folks have told me they were interested in going down and coordinating a camp setup. I’m planning on heading down Friday Jan 30 … Continue reading

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October meeting audio

Audio recording from October 2014 meeting is downloadable here: http://madhatters4x4.com/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Madhatters-2014-10.mp3

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Rubicon Adopt-a-Trail work, Aug 2014

Craig sent out a call for help to finish off the work on the Madhatters section of the Rubicon for Labor Day weekend to finish up the work that he & Stephanie, Scott Caster and Bill McDaid started back at … Continue reading

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CalStar membership

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 … Continue reading

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Rubicon Express lower control arm recall

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 … Continue reading

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Panamint Valley

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), … Continue reading

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Sept 2014 meeting audio

Audio from the meeting can be downloaded/streamed from here:

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Sierra Trek 2014 trip report (long)

The trip report from Trek 2014 is available here

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US Marines accepting comments through September 15 on Johnson Valley training plans

By John Stewart, CA4WDC Natural Resources Consultant On September 6, the BLM and US Marines Corp conducted field visits to three sites that the USMC has proposed as company objective sites in the Shared Use Area of Johnson Valley. Two of … Continue reading

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Ham Radio class coming up

Ham Radio is the very best way to communicate on the Rubicon and other trails. It is literally a lifesaver!!! The class makes it easy. This class, sponsored by Rubicon Trail Foundation, is designed to take you from zero to … Continue reading

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