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

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Kent R

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How much is the class? When are the work-ends?
The class if free, and we dont have the dates for the work weekends yet. The El Dorado NF has not told us when we can get in there due to the fire and we normally dont get on the trail until mid May due to the winter closure.
 

Kent R

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Kent R

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Thanks! Same place always?
Yep, until we get a new location.
I post the agenda with the location about one week prior to the meet. The past agendas are on this page.
 

Kent R

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Long Canyon is open for travel but is blocked 1/3 up by a 36” tree and snow at the campgrounds. The trail above that is blocked by snow and saplings and who knows what else. We won’t be able to get in there until the snow melts.
From the air down spot to the campground is totally burned with no cleanup work to do.

Silver Fork Road has a minimal fire damage but lots of understory burning.
Once you turn onto Long Canyon and pull up to the air down spot you can tell there was a fire.
The trail to the campgrounds has been consumed, very hot fire with mineral damage.
The campground area is intact with everything else around it burned. This tree is blocking the trail, we will schedule a work party to get the tree moved.
 

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Kent R

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We will be holding a tire repair clinic on April 09 from 0900-1300 hrs. Please respond to this message as an RSVP even if you have told me in the past that you are attending.

This clinic is not only for new people but also for members to practice the skills you learned at past sessions.

Cost will be around $5 for materials.

We will practice; plugging, sidewall repair & valve stem replacement. We should have enough tires for everyone to practice on.

Location will be at Dry Diggings Warehouse
4911 Windplay drive
El Dorado Hills 95762
 

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Explore the forest service roads along the Clavey River in search for epic camping locations. There will likely be some lingering snow banks and possibly downed trees that need to be removed from the road. I have located some potential camp sites along the River and plans to explore where we can. A planned route and campsite waypoints will be provided. Meetup will be the speedway gas station in Sonora, 13778 Mono Way, Sonora, CA 95370 at 2:30 pm departing at 3:00 pm Plan to camp Fri and Sat night and return on Sunday.

 

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We had a great tire repair practice session Saturday at Dry Diggings Warehouse, 10 members participated plugging tires, sewing tires & replacing valve stems. We tried out a new sidewall patch by GlueTread.com it seems to work great but we are waiting for a report if it held up.
If there is enough interest we can do another one in the fall.
 

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Sierra Foothills Overlanders, OB Meet-Up

Date, April 19, 2022
Location Inside Dry Diggings Distillery El Dorado Hills
5050 Robert J Mathews Pkwy, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762, USA
Time, 1900 hrs -2030 hrs

PRESENTATIONS/TRAINING:
Ben Varozza from Varozza 4x4 Outfitters will talk about suspension upgrades. Ben is a suspension expert, and currently the lead builder for this year's Cal 4 Wheel Win A Jeep Giveaway.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING 2022:
Please bring ideas for training sessions to the meeting.
  • May 17, Kitchen Demo’s. Come set up your kitchen/camp and cook a meal, let’s all get inspiration from each other's builds.
  • Off-road driving practice, set date. Klinton Kehoe
  • Bring suggestions for more training you would like to see.
TRIP PLANNING: (please bring some trip ideas you can lead to the meeting)
  • Mendocino NF, Mark Mcdonald Rally Point coming out soon.
  • Overland Bound Trail Guardian event in the Mojave Preserve April 23.Mojave National Preserve Trail Guardian April 23, 2022
  • Overland Expo West, Flagstaff AZ. Caravan and group camping. May 19 - 22,23. Make sure to register if you are going.
  • Lost Coast Usal Beach. Pete Williams?
  • Eastern Sierras, July TBA. Kent and Lucy Reynolds
  • Richardson Lake Crawdad boil, September 17-18. Kent and Klinton
  • Death Valley, first week of November.
We need people to organize some trips, one day or multiple days.

NEXT MEETING: 1900 hrs: (most members get there early to set up)
May 17; Camp kitchen setup and potluck, great opportunity to get some kitchen setup ideas.
 
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From Dave Dingal Long Canyon Trail Boss.

The first spring cleanup will be Saturday May 14.

Meet at the air down spot on Long Canyon just off of Silver Fork Road at 0900 hrs.
38.75434. -120.257364
  • Work boots and gloves are requied.
  • For the certified saw crew, bring all PPE in addition to your saws.
  • Bring lunch and water.

Dave
916-768-7726

Kent
530-919-7983
 

Kent R

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Kent R

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Pathfinder III

5,200
El Dorado, Ca
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Kent
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Reynolds
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1632

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Kent R

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Pathfinder III

5,200
El Dorado, Ca
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Kent
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Reynolds
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1632

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K6KNT
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Retired Firefighter
Sierra Foothills Overlanders, OB Meet-Up

Date - May 17, 2022
Location - Dry Diggings Distillery parking lot. El Dorado Hills
5050 Robert J Mathews Pkwy, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762, USA
Time, 1900 hrs -2030 hrs

PRESENTATIONS/TRAINING:
Camp kitchen/setup practice and demonstrations by members, this is a social event.
Time to set up your kitchens and cook a meal. The object is to see other members' setup, and get some pointers on how you might be able to make yours better.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING 2022:
  • Bring suggestions for more training you would like to see.
TRIP PLANNING: (please bring some trip ideas you can lead to the meeting)
Caravan to Overland Expo West from NorCal
  • Lost Coast Usal Beach. Pete Williams?
  • Eastern Sierras, July TBA. Kent and Lucy Reynolds
  • Richardson Lake Crawdad boil, September 17-18. Kent and Klinton
  • Overland Bound Trail Guardian project in the Mojave Preserve. October 15. Kent Reynolds
  • Death Valley, first week of November.
We need people to organize some trips, one day or multiple days.

NEXT MEETING: 1900 hrs: (most members get there early to set up)
June 21; TBD
 

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Is there a way to get a notification or email or something about the meet ups? I always seem to forget about them until the day after it happened. Thanks