Turf n’ Surf 2014 – November 7-9, 2014

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 NoonPoker Run, scenic inland trails and the historic Pozo Saloon. 

 

We will be using the following ham radio simplex frequency for the event:

144.520
144.100
More details will be discussed at the Trail Crew monthly meeting on 11/2/14!
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Saline Valley Hot Springs – October 17 to October 19

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:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Trailcrew4x4/Saline_Valley_Palm_Spring

Red Lake Trail – 8/22/14 to 8/24/14

Requirements:
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.rl2 RL1

September 2014 trip into the Sierras

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New Club Meeting Location

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:

www.lulusrestaurant.com

Hope to see everyone there next month!

 

Rowher Flats cleanup and safety inspection – 8/2/14

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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:
  • 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:

     

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