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Unread 03-05-2013, 11:40 PM   #1
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Need some wheeling buddies

Hey guys, I live in Irvine and have a pretty capable jeep; however I'm not a native of the area and don't know of many places to go. On top of that I don't have many friends who are interested in Wheeling (damn bastards). I was just wondering if anyone in the area was interested in hitting some trails sometime, or know of a jeep club based in the area that i could join.

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Unread 03-06-2013, 08:14 AM   #2
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Try a Google search for 4WD clubs in your area, that is how I found mine. Start going to meetings and you will get invites to runs they put on.

Now how far are you willing to drive will also come into play, I am in the high desert in Ridgecrest and there are tons of trails out here in this area which includes the Sierras and Death Valley so it all depends on you and how far you want to go just to get there.

Then you have Big Bear which has trails from mild to wild, OK I think you get the idea. Do some reading of others posts on trips they have made, it will give you even more ideas.

And welcome to the forum!
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Unread 03-06-2013, 08:25 AM   #3
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Johnson Valley is about 1 1/2 to 2 hours from Irvine with trails that are mild to extreme. Calico (one of our favorites) is maybe 2 hours from you. Cleghorn is about 1 hour from you.

Jump in to the Los Angeles thread on here and introduce yourself. There's guys from all over Southern Cal that hang out in there and plan local trips. We joke around a lot in there though.
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Unread 03-07-2013, 01:53 PM   #4
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Thanks for the advice and the warm welcome. I look into it. See you on the trails
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Unread 03-11-2013, 01:35 AM   #5
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Hey guys, I live in Irvine and have a pretty capable jeep; however I'm not a native of the area and don't know of many places to go. On top of that I don't have many friends who are interested in Wheeling (damn bastards). I was just wondering if anyone in the area was interested in hitting some trails sometime, or know of a jeep club based in the area that i could join.
If you aren't looking for something technical, and don't want to drive far, there is always Azusa Canyon OHV Area. It's in the San Gabriel mtns I believe, about 40 ish mins from you. Lots of mud, water crossings, some sand and a few hills (it's in a water reservoir, so a lot of the "obstacles" depend on current water level). Go on YouTube and look it up. It can get boring, but you should visit at least once. I take newbies there to get em hooked on 4wheeling.
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Unread 03-11-2013, 05:05 PM   #6
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Unread 03-18-2013, 07:27 AM   #7
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Plenty of other runs on this board and other boards as well. Just sign up and go. Lots of good people out there to wheel with you won't be dissappointed.
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Unread 04-02-2013, 06:22 AM   #8
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Try a Google search for 4WD clubs in your area, that is how I found mine. Start going to meetings and you will get invites to runs they put on.

Now how far are you willing to drive will also come into play, I am in the high desert in Ridgecrest and there are tons of trails out here in this area which includes the Sierras and Death Valley so it all depends on you and how far you want to go just to get there.

Then you have Big Bear which has trails from mild to wild, OK I think you get the idea. Do some reading of others posts on trips they have made, it will give you even more ideas.

And welcome to the forum!
I fish the sierras a lot..and just bought my jeep. I'll be up there checking out that trail that goes up White Mountain peak, Laurel Lakes, and a few other spots soon.
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Unread 04-02-2013, 10:51 AM   #9
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I fish the sierras a lot..and just bought my jeep. I'll be up there checking out that trail that goes up White Mountain peak, Laurel Lakes, and a few other spots soon.
Welcome aboard and I'm sure we'll set up something local soon. I'm excited to get out but still working on my rig and now in the middle of moving to a new house in Granada Hills. I have a 3 car garage in the new place and looking forward to have a wrenching stall all for my WJ, lol.
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Unread 04-07-2013, 11:00 AM   #10
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Hey guys, I live in Irvine and have a pretty capable jeep; however I'm not a native of the area and don't know of many places to go. On top of that I don't have many friends who are interested in Wheeling (damn bastards). I was just wondering if anyone in the area was interested in hitting some trails sometime, or know of a jeep club based in the area that i could join.
There is nothing really hardcore that is local. I am out in Trabuco Canyon near Holy Jim. Most of the area out there is private property or forest service land.... But I have a few areas that I have found to play around in. There is also Main Divide road and Wildomar OHV area. I am always looking for someone to wheel with, none of my friends get the jeep thing.

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Unread 04-07-2013, 10:38 PM   #11
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Where can one find more info on the calico area?
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Unread 04-07-2013, 11:37 PM   #12
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There is nothing really hardcore that is local. I am out in Trabuco Canyon near Holy Jim. Most of the area out there is private property or forest service land.... But I have a few areas that I have found to play around in. There is also Main Divide road and Wildomar OHV area. I am always looking for someone to wheel with, none of my friends get the jeep thing.

Here is my current bucket of bolts.
A few more weeks and I'll be ready to roll, can't wait!

Nice "bucket of bolts!" In comparison then mine is a bucket of washers, lol.
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Unread 04-08-2013, 06:44 PM   #13
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Hey guys, I live in Irvine and have a pretty capable jeep; however I'm not a native of the area and don't know of many places to go. On top of that I don't have many friends who are interested in Wheeling (damn bastards). I was just wondering if anyone in the area was interested in hitting some trails sometime, or know of a jeep club based in the area that i could join.
Hey your in luck, The Dirt Devils 4X4 Club meets at Marie Callender's Restaurant on the corner of Imperial Hwy and LaPalma in Anaheim on the First Tuesday of every month at 7pm.

Love to have ya.
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Unread 04-11-2013, 03:35 AM   #14
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Where can one find more info on the calico area?
Google Calico Ghost Mine 4wd (Off road) Trails
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Unread 04-11-2013, 03:35 AM   #15
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Welcome aboard and I'm sure we'll set up something local soon. I'm excited to get out but still working on my rig and now in the middle of moving to a new house in Granada Hills. I have a 3 car garage in the new place and looking forward to have a wrenching stall all for my WJ, lol.
Sweet, send a PM or something when you're ready to roll out.
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