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What's going on in SoCal Thread

Discussion in 'California' started by LMR, Apr 12, 2014.

  1. Oct 25, 2019 at 8:55 AM
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    Yes!!!! Walked away on May 9th never to return. LOL. Now it seems I have less time than I ever did.
     
  2. Oct 25, 2019 at 9:00 AM
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    Done
     
  3. Oct 25, 2019 at 10:30 AM
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    Members in California, please put off your off road trips until we are out of fire warnings.
     
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  4. Oct 25, 2019 at 11:04 AM
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    Good point. I know I have had to cancel trips in the past because the Fire Service said certain roads or trails were closed. Checking right before the trip has become standard practice for me as it should be for everyone in So Cal. We are not going this weekend so I have not checked. Off hand, do you know if the trails in Big Bear are currently closed?
     
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  5. Oct 25, 2019 at 11:52 AM
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    I was just recently up there and last weekend was there last opening for alot of back roads there from what Forestry told me..
     
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  6. Oct 25, 2019 at 3:47 PM
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    Well clearly any planned wheeling trip will have to have a Plan B. By Plan B I mean Uber to a bar, get drunk, lie about past wheeling adventures and then Uber home. :drunk:
     
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  7. Oct 25, 2019 at 8:42 PM
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    The FS will close the gates when the snow gets too deep and they start having to rescue ppl from the backcountry. As long as I've been wheeling there, they've never closed 3N16, as far as I know.
     
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  8. Oct 26, 2019 at 1:51 AM
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    That's interesting But I won't dispute it as I only took what the Forestry Ranger told me
     
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  9. Oct 27, 2019 at 1:40 AM
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    What kind of lights did you get? Post a pic of them. I'd be glad to help out if I can. There're a lot of good shops around, where are you located?
     
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  10. Nov 6, 2019 at 12:50 PM
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    Hi guys, I'm super new here. I just got my trail edition a few weeks back and am literally just starting out. I've been watching off road videos on youtube for years and couldn't wait any longer. I'm not looking into anything too serious right now as I promised the Mrs. I would do any rock crawling in this because it's my daily driver. I plan on a leveling kit, grippier tires (ko2's) and modifying my rhino rack or trading someone who has a smaller pioneer system that needs this behemoth that's on my rig.

    Where the heck are all of these off road meetups planned? I went ahead and even signed up for a FB account again to find meetups and I didn't really find anything.

    Also, to my Turnbull Canyon peeps, hello. I used to live in Whittier. Odd that there isn't any off roading allowed in those hills. Such a waste.
     
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  11. Nov 8, 2019 at 8:53 AM
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    I'm new here (and to S. Cal) I'm thrilled with my stock 2008 Toyota 4Runner V8 Limited! I don't plan on rock crawling, but I'd like to go off-road and learn more about this beautiful state. Any suggestions for some like me? Thanks.
     
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  12. Nov 8, 2019 at 10:08 AM
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    You guys have to 1st rush the forum and get hazed. Then if we like you we will vote you in. Be warned though, one "no" vote and you are out and banned forever.

    There is no place to wheel in So Cal.

    Not really,

    Cleveland National Forest
    San Bernardino National Forest
    Mojave
    Ocotillo Wells
    Los Angeles National Forest

    Literally TONS of trails from the desert to the mountains. Nice easy fire roads to gnarly carnage creators. Pick up a map from AA and it will show a few. Stop by a ranger station and get one of their maps and it will show you more. Join a few forums and just look for open trip announcements.

    Welcome.
     
  13. Nov 9, 2019 at 11:10 AM
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    Welcome, I think Paul is gonna put a ride together. Keep a watch out
     
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  14. Nov 9, 2019 at 11:11 AM
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    Welcome, Look out for a meetup. I think Paul might put a ride together
     
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    I'll put a run together fosho! I know all the trails in Big Bear from mild(3N16) to wild(3N10)so it's a matter of picking a date. As of now I'm leaning towards 11/30, the weekend after T-day. Other option would be 12/7. Let me know what y'all think.
     
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  16. Nov 9, 2019 at 8:32 PM
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    :woot:Both dates are good with me
     
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    Welcome newbies. I grew up in San Gabriel Valley (La Puente/West Covina). Lots of fire roads and quite a few OHV areas (Hungry Valley, San Gabriel Canyon, Stoddard Valley, Johnson Valley, Cajon Pass). The OHV areas aren’t particularly breathtaking from a scenic perspective, but if you’re just getting started, they’re a good place to figure things out since there lots of others driving around that can assist you if you find yourself in in a bind. If you happen to go to the Stoddard Valley OHV area (off I-15 at Hodge Road between Victorville and Barstow), ask someone how to get to Slash-X Ranch Cafe. It’s an off-road tradition.

    National forest roads have all kinds of skill levels. On weekends there is usually enough traffic that someone will come by and assist if you’re in a quandary. Sadly, much of the western end of Cleveland National Forest is closed due to the fires the last couple of years.

    I found this Forest Service interactive map that shows road damage on FS roads (including pics). Very helpful for planning.

    https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sbnf/alerts-notices

    K
    eep the shiny side up.
     
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  18. Nov 10, 2019 at 9:40 AM
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    I try not to go anywhere during T-day weekend. Too much traffic.

    Im super happy with mild 3N16 at this point. Might be able to get a couple of brand new wheelers to come as well.

    Keep us posted.
     
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  19. Nov 10, 2019 at 10:17 AM
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    My birthday is Turkey day weekend so I might be able to talk the Mrs. into it. So far we've driven down Big Pig flat trail (it was gorgeous but mostly flat and I'm sure it can be done in 2WD), and I went out to Azusa Canyon OHV which was pretty dang fun. I was a little concerned going into Azusa because I scraped my skid plates on the way in and the way out on one huge rock that was right smack in the middle that I couldn't seem to avoid (it was underwater and lurking quietly). It was fun and scary, but more importantly zero damage was done, just a minor scrape. I think my suspension in the font might be sagging ever so slightly so it might be my first upgrade / replacement. Might be making my way out to Rowher flats OHV in Santa Clarita later today or next Saturday.
     
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  20. Nov 10, 2019 at 11:27 AM
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    I think our Runners ride a tad low. Hot Stoddard wells with a buddy in a Taco. We did all the same trails and my front skid now has character. His came out clean. Might have been my line(s) but I tend to be pretty good at avoiding thumps. Now with my spacer lift and tires I should be good.
     
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  21. Nov 10, 2019 at 7:35 PM
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    Welcome by the way...
     
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  22. Nov 10, 2019 at 8:00 PM
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    Hmm I wonder why I never came into this thread before :facepalm:

    But hey depending on when you guys are looking to go I’d be interested in doing some wheeling. Big Bear is my back yard but I’ve been wanting to explore some other areas too
     
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  23. Nov 11, 2019 at 9:22 AM
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    I have a 2003 Taco and a 2019 ORP (both stock). The Taco does have more clearance. The Taco is also 1,200 pounds lighter than the Runner (I’m not sure about the weight difference between Tacos and Runners that are newer and closer in age). That could be a factor.
     
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