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post #1 of 14 Old 01-30-2014, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone, My name is Dash. I want to know where are good trails that I can enjoy with my friends and maybe going solo. Mostly, SoCal areas or anywhere in Southern California. Also, a great place to camp as we'll I have 92' YJ 33 inch tires with 3-4 inch lift. All stock but just got new terflex 4:01 low range. No lockers. I just add new front bumper with winch. My gears are 3.07 both side. I know it sucks but it's a slow built. Is there any place that I can wheel that does not require lockers. I am trying save money to get deep gears and lockers. I want go on trail on Feb for 1 night on weekends. Or maybe 2 nights depending where it will be. Anyone is welcome. I need make friends who have jeep or 4x4 trucks or SUV. I don't like going alone. It's always the best to go with someone. Thanks.


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post #2 of 14 Old 01-31-2014, 10:20 AM
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DASH!

See the thread about the 16th Annual Camp/Wheel in the El Paso Mtns.
Several trails are even 2wd, but many need 4x4 for the sand, or to get over rocks, and up the hills. We will camp in Goler Gulch at least the first nite, and perhaps if folks want, we may go over to Bonanza Gulch, and camp by one of the cabins for at least a day or two.
If you want more info, let me know, or mojavedave1@yahoo.com.
I don't know where you are coming from, but you can even go early with Dave and I on late Thursday nite. Or...I can give you directions to where we are at. We will use either FRS, or C.B. Channel 18, and usually that is how we stay connected while out on trails.
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I am located Tustin.
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I am located Tustin.
Put that in your signature please!

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post #7 of 14 Old 02-04-2014, 09:51 PM
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Welcome! I grew up in tustin, just moved to orange a few months ago. If youve ever seen a loud *** lifted white zj, it was me.

Heres the orange county thread, i and some others usually post up our upcoming runs, and trade/sell parts, etc. Roll call oc
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post #8 of 14 Old 05-29-2014, 07:38 PM
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Hey Dash, and everyone else. I am somewhat new to the scene too. Just started working on a TJ. I had one about 10 years ago when I lived in Texas, but was not an avid trail rider. I've got two questions. Other than valid registration, what else do I need legally to start hitting some public trails? I was reading into possibly having to aquire an ohv green decal, but couldn't seem to gain enough information about this. If there is a thread for newbies, or if someone could shed some light, that would help me out! Second, who wants to do some riding and camping? I live in Alhambra!

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Hey Dash, and everyone else. I am somewhat new to the scene too. Just started working on a TJ. I had one about 10 years ago when I lived in Texas, but was not an avid trail rider. I've got two questions. Other than valid registration, what else do I need legally to start hitting some public trails? I was reading into possibly having to aquire an ohv green decal, but couldn't seem to gain enough information about this. If there is a thread for newbies, or if someone could shed some light, that would help me out! Second, who wants to do some riding and camping? I live in Alhambra!

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valid reg. will do you, red and green stickers are for off hwy vehicles. As in motorcycles, quads, side by sides and things like that

lead foot locker and away we go
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Hey Dash, and everyone else. I am somewhat new to the scene too. Just started working on a TJ. I had one about 10 years ago when I lived in Texas, but was not an avid trail rider. I've got two questions. Other than valid registration, what else do I need legally to start hitting some public trails? I was reading into possibly having to aquire an ohv green decal, but couldn't seem to gain enough information about this. If there is a thread for newbies, or if someone could shed some light, that would help me out! Second, who wants to do some riding and camping? I live in Alhambra!

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Welcome Clark! My in-laws live in Monterey Park so I know where your at, stuck in the city! LOL

Like whiteyj1994 said current registration is all you need for any public lands which includes and US Forest Service lands and National Parks lands.

So how far are you willing to drive to get to some trails? That will determine some of the places you might want to go to. Also what kind of camping will you be doing, tenting it or moteling it?

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post #11 of 14 Old 05-30-2014, 09:45 AM
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Thanks for the information, guys.
Yes Jeff, stuck in the city! And not too happy about it!! In most cases, I wouldn't want to drive more than two or three hours to get to some trails. I am looking to do some tent camping, or hammock camping. The Angeles National Forest is pretty much right in my neighborhood. Are there any good runs up there?
Once a year I hit Yosemite for a 5 or so day backpacking trip. I would also like to incorporate some riding into this!
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Well in 3 hours or so you could be out here in the high desert but this it NOT the time of year for that. LOL Don't know much about the Angles NF as I don't get down that way but up here you have lots to choose from and one of my favorites is Kennedy Meadows in the Kern Plateau. Off of hwy 395 above Pearsonville, you take 9 mile canyon up and at the general store hang a left then hang a right at the stop sign and stop in at the ranger station and get a map.

Hope this helps! BTW sending you a PM.

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post #13 of 14 Old 05-31-2014, 11:31 AM
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As Jeff has said, since I am half way in between Jeff's neighborhood, and yours, I can speak for a few trails in the Angeles Forest. Also, we have a few here just outside my home in Lake Los Angeles. ( there is NO lake!) LOL!

First there is of course lots of fire roads, and then there is the Cleghorn Trail, which goes from about the 15 freeway in the Cajon pass, to over by Silverwood lake. ( YES, there is a lake) LOL!
Then Lytle Creek has some exlporing roads, and if it is rocks you want, come creawl in my back yard!



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post #14 of 14 Old 05-31-2014, 06:52 PM
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Awesome! Thanks for the info guys, and very nice to meet y'all!
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