Narrow Canyon on the Doran/Odessa Scenic Loop
On Monday, June 15 2015 several of our club members volunteered to take our Jeeps to be used as props for a Muscular Dystrophy Association event at Camp Cuyamaca in Descanso. Each year MDA holds a campout for afflicted children from the San Diego area. Each year the event has a different theme and this year’s theme was Safari. As the children arrive at camp for check in, they have the option to be photographed in a themed setting. Our club was asked if we could provide Jeeps to enhance the Safari theme.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is now coordinating with California State Parks to prepare a joint General Plan/Recreation Area Management Plan/California Desert Conservation Area Land Use Plan Amendment (General Plan/RAMP/Plan Amendment) and EIR/EIS. The next step for the Ocotillo Wells SVRA Plan is to prepare a Preliminary General Plan/RAMP/Plan Amendment. A joint Draft EIR/EIS will also be prepared to evaluate the potential environmental effects of the project and to meet the requirements of CEQA and NEPA. The Draft EIR/EIS will be released for public review upon completion. Once this review period ends, a revised version of the Ocotillo Wells
We had 16 rigs total on this run. What a nice turn out.
It was cold when we left the gas stations but not real windy. The sun came out and what a clear view of the deserts from up there. We made it to the station at about 10:30am so we stopped and checked out the area and then headed on to a lunch spot out of the wind. After lunch we split up into two groups. The one group didn’t want to take on an obstacle so they took an
On June 21, 2010, Past President Dan Elkerton presented a $1,000.00 donation to the ‘Friends of the High Lakes’ from the San Diego 4 Wheelers.
Ken Knull accepted the donation with several members present. ‘Friends of the High Lakes’ is a grass-roots organization comprised of individuals, local businesses, recreational clubs, and user groups who love to enjoy the High Lakes OHV Area in the Lassen National Forest. This enthusiastic group, working in partnership with land management agencies, has balanced the need to protect the environment with responsible recreational opportunities. As a result,
For those who go to Superstition and camp near Huff Road.( The name changes to Imler at Wheeler Road or at the bend)
Superstition Mt is Navy property administered by the BLM. The Navy has the right to revoke usage at any time. PLEASE RESPECT THE BOUNDRY SIGNS!!!
Presidents Day Weekend at the Superstition Mountains
by Steve Chaney, San Diego Off-Road Coalition
On the 16th of February San Diego Off-Road Coalition received an e-mail from the Naval Air Facility El Centro Public Affairs Office. Over Presidents Day Weekend approximately 70 people were found to be camped inside of an active bombing range just east
We had a great turn out for this year’s powder puff run. Thirteen vehicles met across the street from the gas stations in Jacumba before venturing out onto the trail. The group consisted of 12 lady drivers and one guy who was brave enough to don a SD4W red gown for the event.
We took the group on the old Butterfield Stagecoach trail. This is an easy trail with spectacular views. Some would argue the trail was not easy, but that is because of a fear of heights more than any trail difficulty.
Had a great run on Sunday. Left Denny’s Ramona approx. 7:30am after a hearty breakfast. Met at the trail head at approx. 8:45am, had 8 rigs with 6 members and 5 guests. Desert was in full bloom, very pretty. Nobody left any paint at Jeep Squeeze.
Rod and Howie climbed Heart Attack Hill on the left side without incident. The third obstacle was a challenge for a few on the trip. Had lunch in Sandstone Canyon, where there was evidence of the recent quakes. Some of the walls had fallen which prevented us
Camp is packed up, but the aroma of Rita’s Cowboy Grill still lingers. Hundreds of 4×4 enthusiasts have returned to their homes.
Beautiful weather with moderate temperatures enhanced a great weekend of adventure. Rigs from all over Southern California and beyond filled Superstition Mountain with fun and excitement as all skill levels were tested.
Saturday night brought great food from Rita’s Cowboy Grill and another fabulous Raffle with tens of thousands of dollars in prizes.
We would like to thank all of you who drove so many miles to make our event another success. A
By Lloyd Savoie
Lloyd, Molly, Dorys, Gail, & Russ Met at Corral Canyon Sat 2-13-10. I did not lead but they made me drive in front.
We started Sidewinder at our normal exit, the upper campground. When we got to the bolder drop-off (a climb this time) a Toyota was broke down with a broken tie rod. They were waiting in hope of someone with an onboard welder to show up. I suggested they take another vehicle and go get the parts they needed but they chose to wait, we turned around.
Next we went to Bronco Peak from the top