It started by Tom, Carmen and I Going on a pre-run on Sat. January 8th. That didn’t work out as planned. The Electric Fan on Tom’s yellow Truck stop working. We got the truck back to Loomis, and then made a run to the local pick-n-pull. We found two fans that matched the on his truck. The best practice, (Two is one – One is none). We replaced the fan. Sunday morning we went for it again. We tried to run the trail that the Tundra Trek was going to be on. We made it to the first hill and that was it. We never even made it to Sailor Point Rd. The Snow had a hard crust on top and dry powder under it. Once you broke through the crust, you were done. We went back to Texas Hill Rd. and tried that trail. It was the same thing. I tried to make it back up to the trail on Friday before Fun Fest, but had some machanical issues. I fixed the problem and got up to Grass Valley about 12:30 pm on Friday. Some of the Grass Valley Four Wheelers went on pre-runs on some of the trails, and said the the rain on Wed. and Thurs. made a big differance on the snow conditions. The Tundra Trek trail started at the Emigrant Gap Exit off Hwy.80. We had 14 Registered participants and 13 trail crew. The snow was perfect! We Started out running north on Laing Rd. to Sailor Point Rd., With a minor detour. The first 5 rigs leading the group took a wrong turn. We were told by the trail commitee to take the first right turn after the bridge, so we did. We notice our error about a quarter mile up the road. My GPS showed we were off the trail. David Ainsworth (DD) redirected the groupand took over the lead. After a little work on turning around. The original lead vihicles were now running tail. DD broke trail and made it to Texas Hill Road. The group had to turn around at that point, do to a six foot deep hole that was not passable. Overall the trip went very well, and the participants were very happy. The WFF raffle went very well also. We had a total of $8,014.00 in ticket sales and silent auction. I would like to thank Grant Rubino from the Grass Valley 4 wheelers. He ran tail gun on our trail.
Steve Pizl, Scout
V.P. Madhatters 4×4