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Old 09-13-2012, 10:46 PM   #1
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The 8th Semi-Annual Wrangler Forum Meet and Greet, A Turdhurdler Production

Ok ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls; it is that time again to start planning a new Semi Annual Meet and Greet!!! The last one in Big Bear was a blast and the need to get the tires dirty again is strong.

The dates of mid to late March have worked well so far for most members. So, with that said, lets have some suggestions of location. Calico is great for the hard core guys and fun for beginners/or stock rigs to explore the more mild terrain. Anza Borrego is doable for stockers with a tug or two and challenging for built rigs depending on the line chosen. I am open to other suggestions also. For potential locations, lets keep in mind that our group tends to be a bit large and rather noisy.... For the time of year I am planning, a desert area will probably be more weather friendly than a mountain area, but I ain't skeered of a little snow if everyone else is up for it.

Well, lets have that input and get this event started.

It there are no objections, the event will be held the weekend of Friday, March 22 through Sunday March 24.
The rules for this event are as follows.

1) NO DRINKING ON THE TRAILS. This includes passengers as it is just too easy for someone to hand a drink over to the driver
2) First Aid kit on the rig within reach of the driver and others. In case of an emergency, we want to be able to help you.
3) Recovery points front and rear.
4) Fire extinguisher on the Jeep, again within reach of driver and others.
5) A spare tire within 2" of the size of tire on your rig.
6) A minumum of an A/T tire. Street tires stand a higher rate of failure on the trails.


CLICK LINK TO VOTE ON LOCATION HERE>>>>> Poll for March Meet & Greet

OK, enough of the serious stuff. Here is a list of going. If I have missed you, let me know and I will correct it.

Webpage for current info at a glance, Thank you JeepHerz!!!
Calico Jeep Meet N Greet


1) Turdhurdler - Trail # 2
2) Constable - Trail # 4
3) Suicide King - Trail # 1
4) DTM - Trail # 1
5) Kota7x - Trail # 1
6) Fred1 - Trail # 1
7) Gunner - Trail # 3
8) Phnguyen7 - Trail # 2
9) Jerry Bransford - Trail # 4
10) SRTJ - Please sign up for a trail run
11) Paychex.308 - Please sign up for a trail run
12) Joeami - Please sign up for a trail run
13) JPi1 - Trail # 3
14) YJJRZ - Please sign up for a trail run
15) Dougzin - Trail # 3
16) Randog - Trail # 2
17) 530KTM - Trail # 2
18) JPi4.0 - Please sign up for a trail run
19) Sandiegojeepin - Please sign up for a trail run
20) yeeper5150 - Trail # 1
21) Jacqui - Please sign up for a trail run
22) JeepHerz - Trail # 1
23) Bill OTD - Trail # 1
24) Lab Lover - Trail # 2
25) Solvang100 - Please sign up for a trail run
26) BSC - Trail # 2
27) MNTNGOAT - Trail # 1
28) SoCalChris - Please sign up for a trail run
29) Spyder 98 - Trail # 1
30) TeamHirev - Trail # 1
31) SmokinJoe - Trail # 3
32) Slowthrills - Please sign up for a trail run
33) Crittert - Trail # 3
34) Cashcow1608 - Trail # 3
35) Dusty Dave - Trail # 3
36) CY99TJ - Trail # 2
37) Slo Mo - Trail # 2
38) sjchoueiry - Trail # 3
39) Kyle 3792 - Trail # 3
40) Toycrawler5481
41) Riverdude - Trail # 2
42) 87octane - Trail # 1
43) WOKNROX - Trail # 4
44) Trent - Friend of Jpi1, Trail # 3
45) LJOrange Trail # 3
46) Kyle - Friend of Jpi1 (Rancho Suspension Employee) - Trail # 3
47) Utahjeepkid - Trail # 2
48) Kaisertod - Trail # 1
49) Bullcrew - Trail # 4
50) proride - Trail # 2
51) H2Recoveryteam - Trail # 3
52) iwaxmyjimmy -
53) Rramply - Trail # 2
54) YJ Kalamity - Trail # 2
55) Fourth Axis - Trail # 2
56) Jeep spotting - Team Trail # 4
57) Tylermats - Trail # 1
58) Big Vic - Trail # 2
59) LHC30 - Trail # 2
60) 530 KTM - friend Trail # 2
61) Toy-Tag-A-Long - Trail # 4
62) Rivrider - Trail # 2
63) Dirty Dons 4X4 Trail # 1
64) DavidO - Trail # 1
65) Brightsidememe - Trail # 1
66) rngrubi - Trail #4
67) tkfk - Trail # 2
68) JKim - Trail # 4
69) JKim Friend - Trail # 4
70) JeepNavyGirl - Trail # 2
71) nbar1jku - Trail # 2



Meet n Greet Location is Calico Ghost Town!!!
[
COLOR="Red"]Here is a link for making reservations for camping.[/COLOR] San Bernardino County Regional Parks Department Online Reservations

Trail # 1, advanced group will be led by Dan (DTM).

CB Channel # 1

He will be willing to lead an advanced group. The route will be up Odessa to Wall Street and return down Duran. But that will not be all, as we will go thru the mud hills and do Phillips loop and return back thru the mud hills. He was hoping to open this run to jeeps with 33" tires and one locker. Also would like to keep the group to 15 jeeps to allow sufficient time.


Trail # 1, advanced group will be led by Dan (DTM).
Meeting Place:
Doran Scenic Dr, near the start of Odessa Canyon
34.945854,-116.855331
Be aired down and ready to roll by 9:45am.

This trail is at compacity

1) DTM, Leader
2) BillG.OTD Mid/Lead
3) Kota 7x Tail or Mid
4) Fred1 Tail or Mid

5) Yeeper
6) Spyder98
7) TeamHiRev
8) Suicide King
9) JeepHerz
10) 87 Octane
11) MountainGoat
12) Tyler Mats
13) Dirty Dons 4X4
14) DavidO
15) Randog

Trail # 2, Intermediate Group, led by Jeff (Turdhurdler) Open to all Jeeps and driver experience. Will need front and rear recovery points and please have at least an all terrain tire, with matching size spare.

CB Channel # 24
Trail # 2, Intermediate Group, led by Jeff (Turdhurdler) Mule Canyon to Phillips Loop, then to Kramers Arch. From there to the small rock garden section going north. Drive to Bismark Mine, possible lunch if that time, then to the Stone Cabin and to Wall Street bypass. If time and interest permits, we can then go to Top of the World for a easy cool down run.

For members coming on this run, please bring a flash light and a lunch for the trail. There are a couple of spots on the trail with mines that go back a hundred feet or so and a blast to walk into and check out.

Meeting Place:
Campground, in front of Cabin 3.
Be aired down and ready to roll by 10:00am.

Map of proposed route: Meet and Greet Moderate Run - Offroading trip | EveryTrail

1) Turdhurdler, Leader
2) Lab Lover
3) CY99TJ
4) Slo Mo
5) KTM530, Lead, Tail or mid
6) Riverdude
7) BSC
8) Utahjeepkid
9) ede223
10) Proride
11) Rramply
12) YJ Kalamity
13) Foruth Axis
14) Big Vic
15) LHC30
16) 530 KTM Friend
17) Phnguyen7
18) Rivrider
19) tkfk
20) JeepNavyGirl
21) Brightsidememe
22) jbar1jku
23) Jerry 97 TJ
24) GoBig 19


Trail # 3, Advanced Group... Led by Yomondo

CB Channel # 12
The route will be up Doran Canyon, over to Wall Street Canyon Overlook, stop at the stone cabin just north of Wall Street, time-permitting hit the short technical section a little north of the stone cabin, then down Odessa Canyon).
Front and rear tow points required, rock rails required, 33" tires and one locker recommended. Maximum run size: 15 vehicles.

Trail # 3, Advanced Group... Led by Yomondo
Meeting Place:
Doran Scenic Dr, near the gatekeeper bypass road
34.943151,-116.858821
Be aired down and ready to roll by 10:00am.

This run is at compacity!!!

1) Kaisertod Leader
2) Jpi1 Midgunner
3) Dougzin
4) Smokinjoe
5) Gunner
6) Dusty Dave
7) Cashcow1608 Midgunner
8) sjchoueiry Tail Gunner
9) Kyle3792
10) Trent
11) LJOrange
12) Kyle
13) Crittert
14) iwaxmyjimmy

Trail # 4, Advanced Group... Led by WOKNROX
Stoddard Wells. Very difficult. 33" plus tires, at least one locker.

CB Channel # 4

Meeting Place: On the corner of Ghost town Rd &Yermo cutoff rd then well drive to Slash X and air down...then proceed to trail head...

Be ready to roll by 9:00am.

1) WOKNROX Leader To be capped at 10 rigs.
2) Jerry Bransford
3) Cons_Table
4) Bullcrew
5) Jeep Spotting Team
6) Toy-Tag-A-Long
7) rngrubi
8) JKim
9) JKim Friend
10) RN6rubi
11) En2Dirt (pending)

Jeff

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Calico was definitely a good time I wouldn't mind heading back that way again. Also wouldn't mind tryin something new either if anyone has suggestions.

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I'd vote Anza Borrego only because I haven't been there yet.

Wherever it is, I'm in!

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i'd vote anza borrego only because i haven't been there yet.

Wherever it is, i'm in!

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I really liked Calico and can't wait to go back, but I haven't been to Anza either.....really looking forward to cooler weather!
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I remember this being brought up in one of the other meet and greet threads...but is anyone familiar with bullfrog in Johnson valley? That looks like a blast as well for some desert wheeling
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Anza Borrego for my vote. I know that place like the back of my hand.

If there is enough interest we could do an easy/moderate run over in Truckhaven.
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Well Johnson Valley has many options. Cougar Buttes with Cake Walk and Bull Frog. Means Dry Lake with all the Hammer stuff and just across the highway is Rattlesnake canyon, Mottino Wash and a little further up to Tip Top Mountain and Pontiac Sluice. All a short ride from each other. Nothing like the Dez for alot of room.
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I'd like to do Johnson Valley if we can find enough trail leaders to lead a few separate runs out there on different trails of varying difficulty levels. Because I don't think everyone will want to do Bullfrog. I believe it's primitive camping out there in Cougar Buttes though.

Calico's a good option to do again.

And there's also a big primitive camping area in Goler Heights, from where we can run Last Chance Canyon/Schmidt Tunnel/Goler Gulch.
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is johnson valley being taked over by the military?

1) last chance canyon
2) anza borrego
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is johnson valley being taked over by the military?
They are trying, but they haven't yet. Being the location of the king of the hammers...it will be quite the fight
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actually id like to throw a vote for calico.
1) calico
2) last chance canyon
3) anza borrego
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Anza Borrego. Went there a long long time ago and had a blast.
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Well as long as its within a few hours drive of San Diego and a stock YJ is able to go along, count me in. Given this isnt until March, I may be able to fit some mods in before then, but no guarantees.
I would love to come along (my first off road adventure), but if you dont think I could keep up I will understand.
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Well as long as its within a few hours drive of San Diego and a stock YJ is able to go along, count me in. Given this isnt until March, I may be able to fit some mods in before then, but no guarantees.
I would love to come along (my first off road adventure), but if you dont think I could keep up I will understand.
We always have a lot of people at these meets and split up into different groups. The beginner group seems to always be the largest. If you can make it, there will be a good run for you to do!
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Well as long as its within a few hours drive of San Diego and a stock YJ is able to go along, count me in. Given this isnt until March, I may be able to fit some mods in before then, but no guarantees.
I would love to come along (my first off road adventure), but if you dont think I could keep up I will understand.
Come on out. My first real run was the 1st Annual So Cal Meet n Greet set up by another member. I had a bone stock YJ with only 31" mall terrain tires. I did Anza Borrego with a couple of tugs and a lot of fun. You will be fine.

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Im down for anything. anza and johnson are all good choices.
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If you all go to Borrego, I might try and make it from Norcal. Its been a long time since I have been through the "squeeze."
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If you all go to Borrego, I might try and make it from Norcal. Its been a long time since I have been through the "squeeze."
Bring the firetruck in your avatar through the squeeze and you got a deal, haha.

I will go with a majority vote on destination, so far Anza and Johnson Valley seem pretty popular choices.

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Bring the firetruck in your avatar through the squeeze and you got a deal, haha.

I will go with a majority vote on destination, so far Anza and Johnson Valley seem pretty popular choices.

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Maybe you can get a mod to add a poll to the thread
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JV would be cool considering it might get closed. Most of it's pretty hard though. Not sure if there would be much for the beginners group though?
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Also with going to Borrego, Octillo Wells is right around the corner and has the newer (ish) 4X4 area.
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Poll is up. Let me know where you would like to go for our next epic event.

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meet and greet

New around here and really like the desert...

Have experience in anza borrego and truck haven areas
March is a ways off.. gonna mark the calendar..
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Voted. This is going to be GRRRRRRRRREAT!!!
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JV has my vote.
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Anza for me. The Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari is March 2-4. That wouldn't be the best weekend for the meet and greet. Very busy!!!
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