Our Visalia-based club, Lock and Low 4x4, went to Mirror Lake for our anniversary run. When we got to Sand Flats this is the garbage we encountered that people had left. They had even left a trash can. There is no trash pick up at Sand Flats. We collected all the garbage that critters had scattered everywhere.
On our way out several day later the trash was again scattered about, but in addition, someone had come in and left their McDonald's trash. Again we collected up all the garbage and packed it all out... including the Rubbermaid trash can. People need to be responsible for packing it in and out. Thanks to the club for packing out other people's garbage.
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.