The Eldorado National Forest Service and Motherlode Rockcrawlers (MLRC) are at it again. The Forest Service has another section of the Deer Valley Trail set for repairs and MLRC is helping to get this effort going, like last year.
We are asking for volunteers to come help haul and place rocks, move logs and re-route part of the trail at one of the creek crossings.
This will be taking place the three weekends after Labor Day weekend in September. September 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th and 23rd & 24th. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
The Hi-Landers 4WD Club wrote to say thanks for a grant from the C4WDA Conservation and Education Foundation. The funds were used to purchase meals at two chainsaw classes that they conducted in April.
For more information about the foundation, see this link
The 2016 Sierra Trek: Come for the trail, stay for the party!
Back in 1964, a small group of Jeepers got the idea of creating a fundraising event for the newly formed California Association of 4WD Clubs (CA4WDC). It would need to be a first-rate event similar to the then-famous Jeepers Jamboree on the Rubicon. Sacramento Jeepers member Ed Dunkley, an encyclopedia of knowledge on Sierra Nevada history and old mining routes, gathered a few folks and began searching for a suitable trail. The chosen route was a long-abandoned wagon road from Cisco Grove, California (near Truckee), to the shores of Meadow Lake and the 1860’s mining camp of Summit City. It had been decades since the “road” had been used, and Mother Nature had played her hand at reclaiming the land.
As avid off-roaders, we are always concerned about how to effectively fight for “OUR” public lands. Many of us donate hundreds of hours and dollars to these efforts to different organizations. Some of us even join in the fight by becoming board members on different boards to help give direction to these organizations.
Offer applies to new or renewing club and individual members
Join or renew for two or more years and get a free Win-A-Jeep for every year that you renew. Each ticket is worth $5, so it's like saving $10 on your two-year membership; $15 on your three-year membership, and so on. There is no limit on the number of years and free tickets, but you have to sign up for a minimum of two years.
This offer is only available for a limited time, so take advantage of it now. Your support is critical for our ongoing efforts, and is much appreciated.