Hey Joker and framanda, there is a Redding Black Sheep 4x4 club meeting this Saturday to do a little trail cleaning on the way to Tamarack. We meet at AM/PM on Oasis Rd 7am. If you into it, meet up there and we can chat.
Aside from that, I'm getting my gears done at Action Axle in Redding in about 2 weeks. I really don't want to pay the labor, but I fear I'll mess up big time if I try to do it myself.