Hi Desert Round-Up 2015 Schedule

The following is the schedule of events for Hi Desert Round-Up 2015. Please note that ALL EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Friday, May 22

  • 7 a.m. – Camp setup may begin. Participants may begin arriving any time thereafter.
  • Noon – Registration & Safety Check opens for participants
  • 10 p.m. – Registration & Safety Check closed for the day

Saturday, May 23

  • 7:30 a.m. – Registration & Safety Check opens
  • 8:15 a.m. – Trail Leaders’ Meeting
  • 8:30 a.m. – Trail rides line up
  • 8:45 a.m. – Drivers Meetings
  • 9 a.m. – First of the trail rides begin to leave. 15 to 20 minute intervals.
  • 9:45 a.m. – Safety & Registration Closes
  • 3-4 p.m. – Trail rides begin to return to main camp
  • 6-8 p.m. – Dinner served (if applicable)
  • 8:30 p.m. – Best Equipped Game
  • 9:45 p.m. – T-Hunt (approximately 15 minutes after Best Equipped Game) (if applicable)
  • 9:45 p.m. – Night rides (approximately 15 minutes after Best Equipped Game) (if applicable)

Sunday, May 24

  • 8 a.m. – Games setup
  • 8-9 a.m. – Registration & Safety for games only (for late arrivals)
  • 9 a.m. – Adult games begin
  • 2 p.m. – Adult games end
  • 3-5 p.m. – Kids’ games
  • 6:30 p.m. – Awards for kids’ games
  • 7:30 p.m. – Adult games awards/raffle (kids’ first)
  • 11 p.m. – Official close of event (after raffle)

Monday, May 25

Break down camp and everybody heads home

June's Moonlight Madness offers several run choices

This year's Moonlight Madness is June 26-28

Moonlight Madness 2015 flyerPresented by the Clovis Independent Four Wheelers by special use permit from the Sierra National Forest. Join us and see the stars at ‘Hollywood Hill’, enjoy the view overlooking the San Joaquin Valley from Check point #1 (elevation 7862 ft.) at Bald Mountain look-out tower. Relax in the great outdoors with great fishing opportunities and a Mountain Dinner. Don’t delay, make your plans today. Complete the second page of this form and send it in now! We have a strict limit of 140 rigs per run and spots fill up quick!

Register by June 01 to get the pre-registration fee of just $55.00 per vehicle!! This covers the day or night run, which includes dinner. Dinner will be following the Day Run and prior to the Night Run. If you want to run both it's just an additional $15 per vehicle. This year we will have two Day Run choices. Choice (1): Advanced (Locked Front & Rear) out the back side of base camp through the creek and to more advance wheeling obstacles TBA prior to run. Choice (2): Beginner (stock- no locker requirements) out base camp via Rock Creek Rd. to the Bald Tower for Lunch via the upper green gate. Lunch (not provided) at the tower. Both day runs will be a lot of fun with some great opportunities to have a great time with friends and family!! The night run will be our traditional route hitting all the crowd favorites!! Be prepared for a long night!! Check point #4 will be our special raffle. more detail to follow!! Hope you can make it this year!!

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Surrender Yer Booty at the Niagara Rim Poker Run

Ahoy ye land lubbers. Once again it's time to check the rigging, batten down the hatches, and make shipshape. The season is upon us to pillage and plunder. The letters of Marque have been issued; pieces of eight await those that are savvy to set sail and plow the bounty main.

Blimey, July 11 is not far off; mark ye calendars for the 24th Niagara Rim poker run. Last year’s Hawaiian theme was such a great hit; pirate antics will be the order of the day for this year’s event. Hosted by 4x4inMotion; July 11th in the year of our Lord 2015 will be the weekend to blow the man down. So; don your garb and join us for a weekend of Yo Ho Ho. As per past rituals; Friday night will start the event with the pirate social; grub and grog. Those buckos attending in pirate garb might win a prize. Meet and greet fellow buccaneers; spin tall tales but watch the sails. No three sheets to the wind; ye old sea dogs.


Sierra Trek Driving Directions

Getting to the Sierra Trek Base Camp

  1. Exit I-80 in Truckee on Hwy 89 North (Toward Sierraville).
  2. Proceed North on Hwy 89 for 14.6 miles.
  3. Turn left on USFS Road 7 (toward Webber Lake and Jackson Meadows Reservoir). Note OHV staging area on right after turning off 89, this is the staging area for the Thursday SUV runs.
  4. Proceed west on for 9.5 miles.
  5. Turn left on USFS Road 86 (toward Meadow Lake). Pavement ends, its 10.9 miles to camp.
    • 0.6 miles, road forks, KEEP RIGHT.
    • 6.0 miles further, White Rock Lake turnoff, KEEP RIGHT
    • 2.0 miles further, KEEP RIGHT.
    • 0.6 miles further, KEEP LEFT & note OHV campground on right 0.1 mile further; this is usually empty and is a good camp area if you want to stay away from the crowd.
    • 1.6 miles further to Sierra Trek Base Camp.

Wed/Thurs Overnight SUV Historic Trip

The group will gather at the staging area at Highway 89 and Jackson Meadows Road.

Getting to the Thursday and Friday Fordyce Run Staging Area - Pierce OHV Trailhead

  1. 1. Exit I-80 on Eagle Lakes Rd: 24 miles west of Truckee (also about 1 mile west of Cisco Grove)
  2. Proceed north on Eagle Lakes Rd. Pavement ends 1.7 miles north of I-80.
  3. 0.4 miles after pavement ends, turn right following signs toward Pierce Creek Wetlands Trail.
  4. 0.2 miles further, turn left following signs toward South Yuba River
  5. Continue for another 0.6 miles to staging area (just across stream).
    • Do not camp on the gravel bar after crossing the stream, this is where we stage the runs. You can drive across the gravel bar and there is an OHV campground just passed the gravel area. You must come back to the gravel bar for staging.

Note: The road has been rerouted to the staging area (please follow our signs). This is to go around private property and a new home site. PLEASE respect the landowner’s privacy, keeping the noise down, and do not trespass. A poor relationship with this landowner could jeopardize our use of this area.

Friday River Run

The Friday River Run stages in main camp. Please park along the meadow road (behind the kitchen area) leading down to Winch Hill # 5.

Saturday River Run

The Saturday River Run will stage at the top of Winch Hill #5. Pease try to not block the road and park off to the side so as traffic may traverse.

Saturday ATV/UTV Run

The Saturday ATV/UTV Run will stage out of main camp in the meadow.

Saturday SUV\Historical Trip

The Saturday SUV/Historical trip will stage out of main camp in the meadow.

Saturday Outer Limits Run Staging Area

The group will stage at the large parking lot at Highway 89 and USFS Road 7 (Webber Lake and Jackson Meadows turnout off Hwy 89).

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Thank you to Winter Fun 2015 donors

The North District of the California Association of Four Wheel Drive Clubs, Inc. (Cal4Wheel), the Foresthill 4 Wheelers and the Madhatters 4x4 Club of Northern California would like to thank all of the vendors, clubs and individuals who donated raffle prizes to the 33rd Annual 2015 Winter Fun Festival event. As a result of these donations we were able to raise $7700 to support the Association in its fight to keep the trails open for everyone to enjoy.

Please give your business to these vendors and thank them for supporting our event. If they know that they are getting recognized and their business is improving as a result of their support of our event they will be more likely to provide support for future events.

Additionally, I would like to personally thank Buster Johnson of the Grass Valley 4 Wheelers for all of his help in soliciting raffle prizes and helping run the raffle and my fellow members of the Madhatters 4x4 Club who tirelessly helped procure raffle prizes, set up the Raffle on Friday and run the Raffle Saturday night.


4 Wheel Parts San Jose
4 Wheel Parts Stockton
4Wheel Parts Oakland
4x4 in Motion
4x4 Labs
AGR Performance, Inc.
Auburn Riebes – Grass Valley Highway
Auburn Riebes – Palm Ave.
Auto Meter Products, Inc.
Auto Zone - Grass
B&C Lumber
Banner Communications
BK Dittmer Service & Repair
Colfax Riebes
Cruco Trading Co
Eagle Quick Lube
Electronics Solution
Foothill Car Care
Garvin Industries
Grass Valley Riebes
IH Parts America
InLine Tube
J&M Offroad

Kragen O'Reilly – Grass Valley
Line X Placerville
Little Passenger Seats
Magnussen's Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep
Marsh Racing Wheels
Monument Auto Parts
Mountain Offroad Enterprises
Mudsuckers 4WD Club
Nevada City Plaza Tire
Nevada City Riebes
Northridge 4x4
Northwest Fabworks
Off Road Only
Off-Road Motor Sports Hall of Fame
Overland Journal – Chris Collard
part catalog Car & Truck Accessories
Performance Stability
Rearend Specialties
Rebel Offroad
SFK Manufacturing, LLC(Skid Row Offroad)
Shingle Springs Collision
Snevey's Offroad
Thirty One - Kristen Rasmussen
Throttle Down Customs
Toms Bronco Parts
Top This Truck & Auto
WFO Concepts



Advance Adapters Inc.
ARB 4X4 Accessories
California Casuals
BF Goodrich
Four Wheel Parts
Randys/Yukon Gear

Extreme Terrain
Trail Gear
Tuffy Security Products
Warn Industries, Inc.
West Coast Differentials/Sierra Gear and Axle
Tom Woods Custom Driveshafts



Trisa O'Brien
Tom and Carmen Gunther
Sierra Treasure Hunters
San Joaquin Jeepers
Diablo 4 Wheelers
Joe and Nellie Malloy
John and Rene Allen

Buster Johnson Grass Valley 4 Wheelers
Pat Bashore
Bonnie Steele
Grass Valley 4 Wheelers
Al Carter Grass Valley 4 Wheelers


Tom was the raffle chair for the 2015 Winter Fun and is a member of the Madhatters 4x4 Club.

Take a ride back in time on the Lassen-Applegate trail

High Rock Trekkers lead this run on July 17-20

Wagons Ho! Just imagine a sport utility vehicle (SUV) trek for the entire family that traces the same route used by 8,000 early pioneers in more than 1,500 covered wagons from 1849 to 1852 that brought a flood of immigrants to California… most of whom had the Gold Rush fever. The overland emigrant trip would take five to six months crossing mountains, deserts, rivers, and some of the most hostile country in the world.

SUV and other four-wheel drive owners can now relive the gold rush era as they travel the famous Lassen-Applegate Emigrant Trail, marveling as such sights as the beautiful Black Rock Desert, the majestic High Rock Canyon, Double Hot Springs, Soldier Meadows and so much more.



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