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Adopt-A-Trail fun run

August 3rd 2014


Ranger Greg Hoffman sent the Adopt-A-Trail members an invitation for a run this Sunday. I've been on these kind of runs before with Greg. The invitation is sent to everyone in the Adopt-A-Trail program. The result is usually 50+ Jeeps caravaning through the mountains. These Jeeps come from a wide variety of clubs. Designated CB operators are used to pass information up and down a very long and strung out chain of cars. Having a CB that works well is essential if you want to hear and learn about the trail.  

Greg mentions body damage in his invitation if you intend to show up in a stock Jeep.  Count on it.

His invitation reads,

"Hello Adopt-A-Trail Folk!

I will be leading a most difficult (for some) 4X4 run this Sunday. Running Gold Mountain, Jacoby Canyon, Horsethief Flats, and maybe {if time permits} Tip Top.Mountain.

Stock 4X4's can negotiate these trails with difficulty and as a result could sustain body damages(s). A modified 4X4 is recommended.

We'll be meeting at the the Discovery Center at 8:30 and be leaving at 9:00 to enter the forest. Be prepared with a full tank of gas, food, CB, water, and extra clothes {just in case}.

Hope to see ya there,



Run Checklist

Always Required

  • HAM Radio on 146.550 MHz
  • Full-Sized Spare Tire
  • Seat Belts
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Battery Tiedown
  • Working Brakes
  • Tow Straps
  • Tow Points

Run Requirements

  • 33+ Sized Tire
  • 3+ Suspension Lift
  • 4LO Transfer Case
  • Rear Axle Locker
  • Roll Cage

Run Recommendations

  • Front Axle Locker

Additional Notes

A winch and some tools may be helpful.

Trail Rating

Trail Rating 3+

Difficulty Level: 3+

Trail Rating 1 Graded road; Any 4x4 vehicle or higher clearance 2x4 vehicle with no other modifications
Trail Rating 2 Road rarely maintained; 4x4 with no low bumpers. Anti-sway bar disconnects recommended. Minimum 30" tires and some off-road experience is helpful
Trail Rating 3 Difficult terrain and road rarely maintained; 33" tires, Suspension lift, Off-road driving experience, body armor and Rear locker recommended. Stock vehicles will likely take damage
Trail Rating 4 Very difficult terrain, road never maintained; 33" tires, sway-bar disconnects, Rear locker, and Rock sliders required. 35" tires, front locker, Full cage, and 4:1 transfer-case recommended. Chance of mechanical failure and body damage
Trail Rating 5 Extremely difficult terrain with large obstacles and roll over potential; Full cage required, 37" tires strongly recommended. Good chance of mechanical failure and strong chance of body damage


Rendezvous @ Big Bear Discovery Center at 8:30 AM

Google a map if you haven't been there before.


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