The Trail Crew will be having a family-friendly safety inspection day on Saturday, March 2015 at the Hungry Valley OHV park in Gorman. This event will be open to all club members and guests.
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
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.
We will be using the following ham radio simplex frequency for the event:
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.
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!
Magic Mountain Repeater (147.735/pl100)
Hauser Repeater (146.730/pl100)
Simplex (146.500)We will be having lunch (probably hot dogs and hamburgersWe will need trash bags and tool.
Here is a list of the recommended safety items:
– Roll bar or full cage or factory installed hard top.
– Functional parking brake or micro lock.
– Tow strap or rope (recommend rated at 2 times the vehicle weight).
– First aid kit.
– Jack capable of lifting the vehicle and a tool capable of removing lug nuts.
– Spare tire equal to or within 3 inches of existing tires on the vehicle (no temporary spares).
– Fire extinguisher with gauge indicating good/full, appropriately stored.
– Seat belts for all passengers.
– Antenna(s) must not exceed 4’6″, except when longer antennas are required by certain OHV areas.
– Adequate attachment points front and rear, i.e.. tow hooks, receiver, etc. Tow balls are not generally recommended.
– Battery hold downs (no bungee cords).
Here are some photos from last Year’s run at Rower Flats: