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August 2015 meeting audio now available

Audio transcript from the August 2015 meeting is now online here: http://madhatters4x4.com/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Aug-2015-Meeting.mp3 Meeting highlights: Sierra Trek report Good run on Thursday, some breakage at WH1 and below WH3, but we got to Meadow by 4:30pm River run Thurs was good … Continue reading

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Urgent letters needed for PG&E conservation easement donation around Meadow Lake/Fordyce Lake!!!

Folks, PG&E is in the last stages of a donation of property around Meadow Lake and Fordyce Lake to a conservation easement to be held by the Bear Yuba Land Trust. Most of the items in the easement plan don’t … Continue reading

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Club picnic – Sept 12-13

With Deer Valley closed, the annual picnic run is being relocated to Airport Flat campground at the Rubicon. More details in the meeting next week from Trailboss John.

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Deer Valley

Deer Valley Meadow Restoration and Blue Lakes/Meadow Lake Road Maintenance Project Deer Valley 4wd Meadow Restoration and Blue Lakes/Meadow Lake Road Maintenance Project The Amador Ranger District has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Deer Valley 4wd Trail and … Continue reading

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July 2015 meeting notes and audio

Audio recording of July 2015 meeting available here: http://madhatters4x4.com/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/July-2015-Meeting.mp3   Highlights from meeting: Trip report from July Lower Fordyce run – the 16 hour ‘day run’ (“The Longest Day” or “The Fordyce Death March”) – in at 9:30am, out at 2am. … Continue reading

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June 2015 meeting audio now available

June 2015 audio available here to download: http://madhatters4x4.com/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/June-2015-Meeting.mp3 Meeting highlights:  June was a busy month with Rubicon, Livermore Parade and Fordyce work weekend  Rubicon trip went great 18 rigs total (members + guests), including a guest from Canada (Pierre & Suzanne) no … Continue reading

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Fire restrictions go into effect July 1 (Tahoe NF)

Fire restriction go into effect July 1st 2015. Please spread the word. Fire Restrictions • No open fires, campfires or charcoal fires are allowed on Tahoe National Forest lands outside of designated areas, even with a valid California Campfire Permit, … Continue reading

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May 2015 Meeting audio now available

Meeting audio is downloadable here: Madhatters May 2015 Highlights: New 4×4 repair shop in Livermore has opened Great weekend for the first annual Ladies Run Bill was the overwhelming recipient of the Boner for May (like in a billion to … Continue reading

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Access alert from Cal4wheel – West Mojave Plan

Deadline is June 4, 2015 The West Mojave Route Management Plan is open for public comments through June 4, 2015. The BLM is proposing to add about 4,500 miles of roads to the legal road network for motorized vehicle travel. … Continue reading

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Handy locker switch mod for TJ Rubicons

On my trip to Johnson Valley last weekend, I found myself without a front locker as the 4WD low signal from the transfer case (Atlas) decided to stop working.  For reference, the TJ Rubicon lockers are set up to not … Continue reading

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