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Old 06-07-2011, 04:32 AM   #1
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Hi everyone! My girlfriend and I just purchased our first Jeep and we're very excited. Any hints and tips would be greatly appreciated. Hope to see you guys and gals out on the trails!!

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Old 06-07-2011, 08:18 AM   #3
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We have a small group going this weekend and we are all pretty experienced. you're more then welcome to join us. its the jeep miller trail forum.
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:53 AM   #4
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Welcome to the family! Hope to see you on the trails too. Look for trail runs in this California section. As Rebuilt mentioned, we're heading out to Miller Jeep Trail this Saturday, then there's a Big Bear trip in July, Nightmare Gulch in August, and some talk about doing Calico in the fall.
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Thanks for the welcome guys. As for this weekend, I would love to but I'll be finishing up an engine swap (hopefully). Besides, my girlfriend will be out of town and she'd kill me for going without her. Big Bear does sound promising though. Are there any Jeep clubs that meet regularly near the San Fernando Valley?
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:48 PM   #6
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:35 PM   #8
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Woodland Hills. Right near Ventura Blvd & Topanga Canyon Blvd.
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:27 PM   #9
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Are there any Jeep clubs that meet regularly near the San Fernando Valley?
I don't know, but IMO clubs are kind of pre-internet old school. You could hook up with a lot of wheelers right here on this forum, and not have to pay dues, attend meetings and listen to minutes. Just wheel, hang out and have fun.

We frequent trails "local" to the SFV. There's nothing really close to the SFV. What I consider "local" is 1-2 hours away.
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Clubs are vital to keep the message of responsible wheeling and trail cleaning. While the internet is a good place to organize runs, many on the internet take the fact that trails are free of debri for them to enjoy for granted. Yes, Lockwood and Miller Jeep Trail are open for all to enjoy, but please remember while their this trail would not be open if it was not for the hard work and efforts of member of both the Pt. Mugu 4X4 club as well as the Bakersfield Trailblazers. While I was not on the trail clearing event this year, they removed many trees that fell on the trail. Forest service does not have the money, thus if up to them trail would have been just as good closed for the year or until funds come around.
Yes, just because you are in a club doesn't mean you are a perfect offraoder, but I hope most clubs and those in them do their part to demonstrate positive wheeling and raise moneys to keep our trails open and teach folks about blazing illegal rails to be used against us to close more lands.
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Welcome to the forum. There are a ton of great gals and guys with a lot of information should you have any questions.

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Clubs are vital to keep the message of responsible wheeling and trail cleaning. While the internet is a good place to organize runs, many on the internet take the fact that trails are free of debri for them to enjoy for granted. Yes, Lockwood and Miller Jeep Trail are open for all to enjoy, but please remember while their this trail would not be open if it was not for the hard work and efforts of member of both the Pt. Mugu 4X4 club as well as the Bakersfield Trailblazers. While I was not on the trail clearing event this year, they removed many trees that fell on the trail. Forest service does not have the money, thus if up to them trail would have been just as good closed for the year or until funds come around.
Yes, just because you are in a club doesn't mean you are a perfect offraoder, but I hope most clubs and those in them do their part to demonstrate positive wheeling and raise moneys to keep our trails open and teach folks about blazing illegal rails to be used against us to close more lands.
yeah here in california we are very fortunate to have access to lots of trails and the 4x4 club that cleared miller jeep trail actually had a bad roll over when doing so. i think there are lots of benefits to a club. for example if you lived on the east coast where i am from in MA, there are no trails open for 4x4s. you have to be apart of a club that gets to wheel on private property. there are trails in NH and VT but are not well know to everyone unless your apart of a club. obviously the internet changes everything.
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Yes they did and the gentleman is doing fine. I like the internet for casual GTG and runs as much as the next guy, but it is amazing how few that enjoy the outdoors are really aware of the issues we face.
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I don't know, but IMO clubs are kind of pre-internet old school. You could hook up with a lot of wheelers right here on this forum, and not have to pay dues, attend meetings and listen to minutes. Just wheel, hang out and have fun.
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Clubs are vital to keep the message of responsible wheeling and trail cleaning. While the internet is a good place to organize runs, many on the internet take the fact that trails are free of debri for them to enjoy for granted. Yes, Lockwood and Miller Jeep Trail are open for all to enjoy, but please remember while their this trail would not be open if it was not for the hard work and efforts of member of both the Pt. Mugu 4X4 club as well as the Bakersfield Trailblazers. While I was not on the trail clearing event this year, they removed many trees that fell on the trail. Forest service does not have the money, thus if up to them trail would have been just as good closed for the year or until funds come around.
Yes, just because you are in a club doesn't mean you are a perfect offraoder, but I hope most clubs and those in them do their part to demonstrate positive wheeling and raise moneys to keep our trails open and teach folks about blazing illegal rails to be used against us to close more lands.
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I like the internet for casual GTG and runs as much as the next guy, but it is amazing how few that enjoy the outdoors are really aware of the issues we face.
I don't mean to take away from the great community service work that these people and clubs do. I do acknowledge and appreciate it, as everyone should. I guess I just assumed the OP was just looking to hook up with people to wheel and hang out with and learn to offroad.

I too am no stranger to trail restoration projects and other community service work, having put in several hundred of such hours over the years through various organizations. Most of this kind of work is indeed done by people who are part of a club or some sort of club structure, but I do feel that the internet has started to and will continue to replace the need for some traditional club structures. But then I've been working in technology for 23 years, so I'm a bit of a visionary.

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I don't mean to take away from the great community service work that these people and clubs do. I do acknowledge and appreciate it, as everyone should. I guess I just assumed the OP was just looking to hook up with people to wheel and hang out with and learn to offroad.

I too am no stranger to trail restoration projects and other community service work, having put in several hundred of such hours over the years through various organizations. Most of this kind of work is indeed done by people who are part of a club or some sort of club structure, but I do feel that the internet has started to and will continue to replace the need for some traditional club structures. But then I've been working in technology for 23 years, so I'm a bit of a visionary.

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All good man. Looking to get into 4 LO with you someday. Enjoy the trail this weekend!

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