Category Archives: Trails

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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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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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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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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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Ladies Run * May 15-17

Hi all – the next run will be the Ladies Run the weekend of May 15-17. This run is for everybody. My idea behind this was to get the ladies out on the trail no matter if driver or passenger. … Continue reading

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March 21 snow run is cancelled

Due to lack of snow in the Sierras and seasonal (winter) closures in most National Forests, I have decided to cancel the March 21 snow run.  As we discussed at the last club meeting, there is currently no snow and … Continue reading

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