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BRC Turn the Tide Tour set to go

BlueRibbon Coalition is making a Turn the Tide Tour around the United States, rallying grassroots recreationists and carrying our voices to Washington DC at the end of the tour - in person; face to face.  This is a chance for ALL of us to get our opinions and concerns herd. Please check out the map and join in if you can.  Join in virtually with your voice if you can't join in the tour physically.

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John Stewart

Come out and play at Hi Desert Roundup

Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer.  For the California Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs (CA4WDC), it is also the time for the 41st Annual Hi Desert Round Up (HDR).  This year’s event will be held at the new location on Anderson Dry Lake in north Johnson Valley.   HDR is a family event with guided trail rides on Saturday to locations in the Cougar Buttes and the world famous Hammer Trails.

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John Stewart

18th Annual Lassen-Applegate Emigrant Trail Ride.

High Rocks Canyon

‬High Rocks Canyon, on the Lassen-Applegate Trail Ride.

STAGECOACH, NV (March 30, 2012) -- Relive the gold rush era as you travel the famous Lassen-Applegate Emigrant Trail in your sport utility vehicle (SUV), marveling at such sights as the beautiful Black Rock Desert, the majestic High Rock Canyon, Double Hot Springs, and Soldier Meadows.

‬All of these sights as well as stories from early emigrant diaries will spring to life for participants on the 18th annual Lassen-Applegate Trail Ride, Friday, July 20 through Monday, July 23, hosted by the High Rock Trekkers Four Wheel Drive Club.

This exciting 200-mile journey begins near Imlay, NV, follows the same wagon train route used by Peter Lassen in 1849, and concludes in Surprise Valley, CA near Cedarville in Modoc County.  This was also an alternate route used by early pioneers to reach central Oregon.

"For me, this trail is special and as a historian, I get to relive the past by thinking of John C. Fremont, Kit Carson, and Thomas 'Brokenhand' Fitzpatrick and many other brave men and women as they made this arduous journey from small towns throughout the Midwest," said Warner Anderson, trail boss from the High Rock Trekkers.

Anderson said the trip is open to all four-wheel drive enthusiasts and their families. It is not a difficult route, but there are a few places where four-wheel drive will be required or where trail committee instructions must be followed.

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John Stewart

Hi Desert Round-Up registration now open

Event will be on Memorial Day weekend (May 25-27) in the Johnson Valley OHV Area

I'm quite sure that you have all heard of the controversy of this year's Hi Desert Round-Up (HDR). Happily it has been resolved and this year's chairman is Steve Egbert, the Central District VP. Steve has put together a group of Co-Chairs from all the districts. They are as follows: Jeff Blewett, North District Secretary Treasurer, Phil Moreno, Central District Membership Chairman, and from the South District, Dave and Val Henry.

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Desert Safari Goldern Anniversary Celebrated

50th Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari Wrap Up

The members, families, sponsors and vendors for the 50th Annual Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari would like to extend their deepest appreciation and special thanks to all of our guests who attended this year’s event.  The turnout was tremendous as we registered 1768 guests this year, which greatly exceeds last year’s attendance (1127) and was the largest number of registered guests in the history of our event.  This year we broke another record in that 1170 guests registered online prior to the event, double from any previous year and we have 598 guests register onsite.  All we can say is a huge THANK YOU to everyone who attended.

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