US West Sierra Foothills Overlanders Monthly OLB meet-up/meeting. NEW LOCATION

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This is a Monthly meet-up Everyone is welcome! Our events are social, family friendly, with the goal of teaching essential overlanding skills you will need on the trail or while you travel! We conduct training/practice sessions (see below), frequently have guest speaker subject matter experts, and also share DIY how-to\'s to create your own kit, schedule monthly overland trips or trail runs,! Of course, we also have fun. Stop on by!
Meeting starts at 1900 hrs so if you want dinner and drink please get there prior to that. Ordering information is listed below.
Please contact @Kent R on our forums for more information!
The Sierra Foothills Overlanders have also adopted the Long Canyon OHV trail in the El Dorado NF, we conduct 4 cleanups per year with one overnight. For more information contact @DaveD on the forum.

Location details
Date - The third Tuesday of each month.
Time - 1830 hrs for food and 1900 hrs for the start of the meeting. (Steve’s closes at 2100 hrs.)
Location - 3941 Park Dr #100, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 38.65504 -121.06923
Group parking location for outside rig walk around - TBD once we get the lay of the land.
Rally Point, FB and Messaging - I hope to get all our contacts updated very soon to eliminate confusion.

Food:
Steve's would really like us to pre-order our food by email or phone (don't use the website online ordering). This will take the heat off of their kitchen and keep us on time. (It would be nice not to have to wait 45 minutes for food!)
Menu - Menu – Steve's Pizza EDH
Phone - 916-939-2100, press 1 to order.
Email - stevespizzaedh@gmail.com

Sierra Foothills Overlanders, OB Meet-Up
September 17, 2019 - Steves Pizza El Dorado Hills,
please pre-order food see details on second page
1830 hrs dinner - 1900 hrs mtg​

Agenda

GENERAL DISCUSSION:
  • Update sign in sheet
  • Member introductions. (name, vehicle, home town.)
  • Any new ham licenses
  • Run reports, September 13-15 - Richardson Lake recap
  • Long Canyon Trail Maintenance, Report from Dave D. Update from Kent on volunteer agreement with the El Dorado National Forest
  • Mentorship, Klinton K.
  • Discussion about possibly looking for another location due to the noise level.
PRESENTATIONS:
Mark Rodrigues from El Dorado Search and Rescue, talking about the OHV section of search and rescue and how we would interact with them on the trail.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
Discussion about a joint meet-up & training with Gold Country and Central CA meet ups at Prarie City. This would be a family event. Try to set a date.

TRIP PLANNING:
Confirmed upcoming trips.
Overland Bound Rally Sierras, September 27-29
October 3-7 - Cowboy Country, NV; Canceled until next spring
October 3-7 - Mendocino NF Trail Guardian work weekend in conjunction with PWORA.
Mendocino National Forest, Stonyford OHV work weekend

November 1-5 Death Valley

NEXT MEETING:
Location, Steves Pizza El Dorado Hills
PLEASE ORDER FOOD AHEAD OF TIME. IF YOU DO IT 24 HOURS PRIOR YOU GET 10% OFF THE BILL.
 

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I would love to attend one of these meet-ups, but it's just way too far for me to drive. Maybe once I retire...
 

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Sierra Foothills Overlanders
October 16, 2018 meeting recap

GENERAL DISCUSSION:
Update sign in-sheet: 20 members signed in
Member introductions: Several new faces; welcome!
Any new ham licenses: None.
New OLB members: One – welcome!
Youth program - Denise gave a great update on her youth program and passed around a sign-up sheet for the Beta test she wants to conduct. So, if you have kids that want to be a part of the program please contact Denise. We are in the very early stages of setting up an OLB/SFO camp out at Prairie City next year. This event will cover lots of training for adults and kids. Dennis will be reporting more on this in the future.

Run reports -
OLB Rally West - talked about the event and showed pictures of camp and the trail runs. Consensus from all who attended is we will go back!
Jeep Fest Pismo Beach - Dave showed his pictures and talked about his experience there. Sounds like a great event.
Laurel Lakes trip - Jim showed pictures and a video, all that attended thought it was a great trip. The main complaint was no fires allowed. (We need to find a place to have a campfire soon for Mirek!!)

PRESENTATIONS:
Jesse Stein from Hangtown Fire Control gave a very informative talk about the differences between dry chemical and clean agent fire extinguishers.
Remember we need a topic for next month’s meeting, suggestions welcome.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
Reno Tire Repair - Kent and Tom showed some pictures from the event. SFO tire repair practice - It will be in January 2019.
Newbie off-road driving practice - Klinton reported on how the practice session will go, if you’re interested in helping, please contact Klinton.
Klinton is also taking on the role of New Member training coordinator, working as a mentor to make sure all of our new members are up to speed with overlanding. I will put a list of topics I think are important and please email me with more and I’ll add them.

TRIP PLANNING:
Death Valley - Trip was talked about; currently we have 14 going with several that are maybe. Next week the pre-trip information sheet will be emailed to those going.
Baja 1000 with Chris S. - Discussed, main topic was how cool it will be to see the action.
Remember November meeting is when we start working on next year’s trips. Mirek wants to camp where there are trees. I am planning the Mojave Road trip. Jim - maybe the Anza Borrego State Park? Long term planning for a trip to the Continental Divide (NM to Canada), this is a work in progress.

NEXT MEETING:
November 20 - speaker or training TBD

Reminder that we need raffle prizes for the Christmas Party. Please get them to Kent, Lucy, or Kevin by Dec. 12th so the raffle can be organized in advance like last year.
 
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Hi Guys,

I am new to Overlandbound and live not far from Solid Ground it's one of my favorite spots up here. I'd love to come meet up. Is the November 20th meeting still happening at 7pm?
 

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Hi Guys,

I am new to Overlandbound and live not far from Solid Ground it's one of my favorite spots up here. I'd love to come meet up. Is the November 20th meeting still happening at 7pm?
The third Tuesday of each month. 7 is the start of the mtg and if you want to eat or drink get there early
 

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Just a reminder that our meeting is the third Tuesday of the month. See that rally point at the top for all the details.
 

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Sierra Foothills Overlanders, an Overland Bound Meet-up
November 20, 2018
Meeting Recap

GENERAL DISCUSSION:
Update sign in-sheet: 31 people signed in
Member introductions: Several new to the meet-up
Any new ham licenses: None
New OLB members: None

Youth program - Denise gave a great overview of the program and showed everyone the new Overlanding Playbook for kids on a trip. Discussed the family day at Prairie City next April.

Run Reports - Death Valley 6-day trip was reviewed with pictures shown and lessons learned talked about.

Mentorship - Klinton reviewed the newbie driving clinic that was held on the long Canyon Trail. Lots of lessons learned.

Run reports.

Adopted trail maintenance.

PRESENTATIONS: None

EDUCATION AND TRAINING: Talked about lessons learned on the Death Valley Trip; see attached “lessons learned” sheet. Reviewed the GPS clinic we will be having in mid-January in El Dorado Hills. Mirek has secured a very nice spot for the clinic that has Wi-Fi. Exact date TBD.

TRIP PLANNING: All trips will be planned using the OLB Rally Point. If you plan a trip please have an alternate organizer just in case you can’t make it.

December - Snow run to Uncle Toms Cabin. Klinton K.
January - Jim F. doing a pre-trip to Anza Borrego for a club trip in early June.
March - Mohave Road Base Camp trip; Kent R.; 5-6 days date TBD. We will have 1-2 base camps and take day trips out from there. We also WILL find the air mail arrow north of Baker!
April - Prairie City family weekend. Kent R., Denise & John D.
May – Corral Hollow? Leader? https://www.overlandbound.com/forums/threads/corral-hollow-trail-lake-alpine-ca.415/
May - Overland Expo 17-19 Flagstaff AZ
June 14,15,16 – Intro to Overlanding for Couples; Lucy & Kent; to Bodie Hills, Aurora Canyon
June - Long Canyon Trail cleanup and campout; Dave D. Date TBD
July - Usal beach, Lost Coast Trail; Needs an organizer https://www.overlandbound.com/forums/threads/lost-coast-trail-usal-beach-shelter-cove-glass-beach-ca.5508/
August - Fordyce Trail Tahoe NF; Dan G.; dates TBD
September - Richardson Lake; Kent R.; 3 days, with a crawdad boil one night (depending on how the catching goes).
October - Cowboy Country, NV; Kent R ; 4-5 days
2020:
Continental Divide, Tom W. & Kent R.

NEXT MEETING: Christmas Party, December 18th. RSVP to the email that was sent early Dec.

Death Valley Trip 2018 - Lessons Learned
Kent R.
  • Too long of days. Personal preference would be departing camp at 0900 and in camp by 1500-1600.
  • Amber lights to the rear and front are awesome! A survey of our club showed several members already have these lights. The ones to the rear seemed to be the most important.
  • Rally Point is important for RSVP and updating information during the planning stages. If you don’t RSVP it makes it hard for organizers and you could miss updated info or be left behind.
  • Bring enough supplies for yourself. Food, water, fuel.
  • Only one spotter. We’ll do a spotter clinic next year.
  • Mobile radios work the best, portables have a very limited range. Get your ham license If you can’t for some reason, get a GMRS mobile radio and portable.
 
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Kent R

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Is the December meeting open to newbies, or would it be better to start with the January meeting?
December Christmas party is open to SFO and Overland Bound members who have attended meetings during the year. The January meetings main topic is to finalize the trips planed for 2019.
 

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FYI our meetings are still at Solid Ground Brewing (See RP) until we are able to move to the Shingle Springs location hopefully in a couple of months. Thanks for you patience with this change.
 

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Change in location and day of the month see Rally Point for details.
 

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I cannot find the post with the new meet-up location. Can ya point me in the right direction please?
First post at the top has the description of the meet-up and a link to the Rally Point just below the picture.
 

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41 members at the Sierra Foothills Overlanders / Overland Bound meet-up last night. Great presentation from Kevin Arnold about overlanding in South America.89253