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
Dear Fellow ASA Member (and friends):
The Union Pacific Railroad has indicated that they will close the Wash Road along the eastern border of the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area to public travel on May 31, 2009.
While the road is on Union Pacific property, it has been used to gain access to popular camping areas for many decades. It is the ASA’s position that the publics’ use of Wash Road on Union Pacific property for more than 45 years establishes a public easement. We have informed UP that we are willing to take legal action as necessary.
Civil Code section 1009 prevents
Fears that the bad economy was going to reduce the amount of participants at this year’s event were quickly laid to rest with fantastic weather and low gas prices. Attendance records were broken at this 11th annual Superstition Mountain event.
Before guests arrived, the San Diego 4 Wheelers were hard at work setting up the site. Registration, raffle and t-shirt kiosks were erected, the safety area was coned off and run boards and the raffle trailer were set up. By 3:00 pm we were ready to go …
Reposted from email received by Anne Carey, Recreation planner Cleveland National Forest.
The Cleveland Travel Management Environmental Assessment (EA) is posted on our website for 30 day review and comment period. The link is:
The EA consists of 3 chapters and maps for 3 alternatives.
Although the comment period closed on August 13, please familiarize yourself with all the proposed plans.
At a Dedication Ceremony held in the Superstition Mountain OHVA on October 25, 2008, the San Diego 4 Wheelers turned over a new Information Kiosk to the BLM. The four wheel drive Club replaced the aging BLM Kiosk with funds provided in a grant from BF Goodrich Tires.
Last May, BF Goodrich Tires honored Superstition by naming it as one of the “Outstanding Trails 2008” in recognition of the area and the conservation work done by the San Diego 4 Wheelers.
Club President Richard Jackson presented
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The Marine Corps submitted a land withdrawal application to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for approximately 422,000 acres contiguous to Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.
The application is part of an ongoing study by the Marine Corps for possible base expansion, along with the establishment of corresponding special-use airspace, necessary to train a Marine Expeditionary Brigade at the Combat Center.
The Marine Corps will be preparing an Environmental Impact Statement that will analyze the reasonable alternatives for meeting the MEB-training requirement.
In continuation of its Outstanding Trails program, BFGoodrich® Tires announced six new trails for 2008. Over the past two years, the Outstanding Trails program has recognized 11 off-road trails in 10 states and one in Canada. Launched in 2006, the Outstanding Trails program is dedicated to the responsible use, and preservation of, off-road trails while providing aid in the trails’ conservation efforts.
In 2007, the BLM required the San Diego 4 Wheelers to obtain an