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Thanksgiving week at Calico

As previously noted, the November trip is planned for Thanksgiving week (Nov 22-28) to base camp at Calico Ghost Town campground in Yermo (just outside of Barstow) and do day trips around Calico, Stoddard Valley/Wells OHV area, and maybe venture as far south … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in the Desert

Its getting close to Thanksgiving week (Nov 22-28) and the plan this year for a trip to the desert is to base camp at Calico Ghost Town campground in Yermo (just outside of Barstow) and do day trips around Calico, Stoddard … Continue reading

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Response from PG&E on the protest of their conservation easement

You can read their response here: http://madhatters4x4.com/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/PGE-Reply-to-Protests-of-AL-4687-E.pdf Essentially, it still leaves the Committee Trail in limbo, since its at the whim of the Bear-Yuba Land Trust folks to determine whether its in compliance with the terms of their easement and doesn’t … Continue reading

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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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