Join the Trail Crew for a trip into Death Valley to the Saline Valley Hot Springs!
There will be a morning and an evening caravan leading the trip into Saline Valley.
The morning caravan will be led by club vice president Sean White, and will depart from the 76 gas station in Acton on Sierra Highway and Crown Valley at 9:00am sharp on Friday, January 9 2015.
The evening caravan will be led by club president Randy Worth, and will depart from the 76 gas station in Acton on Sierra Highway and Crown Valley at 5:00pm on Friday, January 9 2015
Make sure you have a full size spare and patch kits, as this will be a long drive over washboard roads.
Frequencies used for the trip will be as follows:
- Simplex: 146.500 (with a private PL tone only for licensed operators)
- Hauser Repeater (146.730/pl100) for coverage to the 395
- Mizourka Peak (146.760/pl100) for coverage from Ridgecrest into Death Valley
- Table Mountain (145.280 pl131.8) reportedly offers coverage into Death Valley.
If you have any questions, we will be discussing this trip at the next club meeting on January 6, 2015, otherwise visit the club facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/Trailcrew4x4/
We are happy to announce that the Trail Crew now has 4 credentialed Volunteer Examiners to administer the technician level ham radio license. Tests will be administered at the monthly club meetings at Lulus. This privilege is open to all active Trail Crew members and their immediate family.
If you have any questions on how to prepare for the exam, please email Sean at firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd Annual Turf n Surf November 7-9, 2014
Formerly called Surf n Turf, and organized by PismoJim Brantley
, this new series of events are now referenced as Turf n Surf
. Join us as we celebrate the rugged reliable Land Cruiser and Toyota 4wd trucks with a fun-filled weekend at the Oceano Dunes. No fee or formal registration. Just show up.
Enjoy the unique wheeling opportunities on California’s Central Coast while meeting and socializing with other Land Cruiser enthusiasts.Join us for a classic California-style beach party and bonfire. Bring your family and friends.
Activities include camping on the beach, wheeling through 1,500 acres of sand dunes, Sand Chef competition, High Noon
Poker Run, scenic inland trails and the historic Pozo Saloon.
We will be using the following ham radio simplex frequency for the event:
More details will be discussed at the Trail Crew monthly meeting on 11/2/14!
The Trail Crew will be visiting Saline Valley Hot Springs inside of Death Valley on the weekend of October 17!
This is a relatively easy trail, that can be handled by stock 4x4s. It is HIGHLY recommended that you carry a quality, full-size spare, as the wash-board roads can sometimes cause flat tires.
Frequencies to use for this trip:
- Mizourka Peak Repeater (146.760/pl100)
- Simplex: 146.500
There will be a Friday morning and Friday evening caravan into the area. For more information, please visit the event page on our FaceBook page, located here:
4×4 and 33’s minimum. Body damage possible albeit avoidable.
Red Lake is a moderate 4×4 trail in the Western Sierra. The beautiful locale and rock crawling are a perfect getaway for a summer weekend.
We will leave Friday after work around 4:00pm and drive all the way in that night. Some members may drive in a day early as has been done before.
I will lead the weekend warriors in Friday night. We will camp all day Saturday at the lake and drive out sunday with a potential stop off at bald mountain which is a short wheeling trail.
Group meals and dutch oven cook out can be discussed as we get closer.
If you do not have a truck that is ok. We have extra seats.
Well guys, the club has finally made the switch to a new restaurant.
On a go-forward basis, the monthly meetings will now be held at Lulus Restaurant, located at 16900 Roscoe Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91406.
The new restaurant has a MUCH improved menu over Sizzlers, a separate meeting room and a television that we can use for demonstrations.
You can check out the restaurant’s website here:
Hope to see everyone there next month!
We will be having a Safety Inspection and Trail Clean Up at Rower Flats Saturday Aug 2nd at 8am.We will be meeting up at the 2nd Staging AreaWe will be using the following ham radio frequencies: