Sierra Trek Event Schedule

FRIDAY FORDYCE RUN stages at Indian Springs at 5:30 am and departs at 6:30 am. Coffee and pastries served at staging.
FRIDAY RIVER RUN stages in main camp at 8:00 am
BREAKFAST served from 7:00 am until 9:00 am
SHOWERS 8:00 am until 11:00 am and 4:00 pm until 10:00 pm
IN CAMP TECH INSPECTION from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm
BANK open from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm
T-SHIRT BOOTH 9:00 am until noon and 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm
REGISTRATION 12:00 noon until 9:00 pm
SNACK BAR opens at 10:00 am and closes at 6:00 pm
BAR open from 9:00 am until 2:00 am
RAFFLE TICKET SALES noon until 8:00 pm
DINNER served from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm
MUSIC at 8:00 pm


SATURDAY RIVER RUN stages at the top of winch hill 5 beginning at 8:00 am
SATURDAY OUTER LIMITS RUN departs Meadow Lake at 8:00 am
SATURDAY ATV/UTV RUN departs Meadow Lake at 10:00 am
SATURDAY SUV/HISTORICAL TRIP. Departure time TBD from Meadow Lake
BREAKFAST served from 7:00 am until 9:00 am
SHOWERS 8:00 am until 11:00 am and 4:00 pm until 10:00 pm
BANK open from 9:00 am until midnight
T-SHIRT BOOTH 9:00 am until noon and 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm
RTI & CTI RAMP 10:00 am until 4:00 pm
G6 EVENT times will be posted in camp
VENDOR SHOW noon until 6:00 pm
SNACK BAR opens at 10:00 am and closes at 5:00 pm
BAR open from 9:00 am until 2:00 am
RAFFLE TICKET SALES noon until 7:00 pm
DINNER served from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm
RAFFLE draw starts at 8:00 pm
MUSIC begins at the conclusion of the RAFFLE


BREAKFAST served at 7:30 am until 9:30 am
CAMP CLEANUP/BREAKDOWN 9:30 am until it is done. All volunteers welcome!

High Rock Trekkers celebrate 20th Lassen-Applegate event

Four-wheel drive owners invited to relive early pioneer wagon trail adventures

As early as the 1840’s, farmers and gold seekers loaded their possessions, a few women, children, dogs and cats in covered wagons and began what would become an arduous journey toward the Pacific Ocean. The trickle of emigrants beginning in 1841 would turn into hordes of dreamers after the discovery of gold in California in 1848. The overland emigrant trek would take five to six months crossing mountains, deserts, rivers, and some of the most hostile country in the world.

Now SUV and other four-wheel drive owners can 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.


Hi-Lo's celebrate 25th running of poker run

Event is August 16, 2014

Lake Tahoe Hi-Lo's Gambler's Poker Run August 16, 2014For almost 30 years, the Lake Tahoe Hi-Lo’s have put on a four-wheel drive Poker Run in the Sierras. This one day tradition brings together many clubs and families for a trip through the mountains, good food and a hearty raffle.

Participants usually arrive at the camp area at Wolf Creek on Highway 4 outside of Markleeville, CA on Friday afternoon. Some flat tow their rigs behind motorhomes, some trailer behind a pick-up and some drive to and from the event.

The Hi-Lo’s offer a simple but awesomely delicious chicken rice bowl for a Friday night dinner that is not part of the Poker Run package.

Saturday morning, there are muffins, coffee, orange juice and bottled water for the participants. For those who didn’t check in Friday afternoon, the registration table opens around breakfast time to check in. From there, each rig must go through a safety check that checks for the Cal4 requirements as well as checking for leaking fluids and loose equipment.

The rigs start lining up along the edge of Highway 4 early. We send groups of ten rigs at a time, every fifteen minutes, starting at 8am to prevent a ‘parade’ through Markleeville that could disrupt the quiet sierra town.


Convention Vehicle Show

convention-show-white-truckBring your rig to convention and show it off! Registration is only $10.

Show time is scheduled for 10:00am - 3:00pm
Awards to be given at 2:00pm

Voted on by participants:

  • People's Choice - this is the one you want in your garage
  • Best 4x4 - can be from any category must have 4 wheel drive
  • Best non4x4 - can be from any category no 4 wheel drive

Judged - All Categories "BEST"
Street legal

  • Full size 4X4
  • Short wheelbase 4X4

2wheel drive

  • Pre- 1970
  • 1970 and newer

Green Sticker

  • Buggy


  • Ugliest
  • Trail Ready - vehicle prep, spare equipment
  • Slowest - how slow can a vehicle go at idle (no brakes) over a measured distance

For more information contact Dave Douglas at (916) 783-4678.

Panamint Valley Days

November 7-9, 2014 | Near Trona
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By Dave Henry

In my last article, which seems like it was just a couple of days ago, I talked about some of the runs. This article I will try to give a brief description of a few more. Darwin Falls is an all-vehicle run down an easy dirt road to a small parking lot. From there it's about a 30-minute easy hike up to the waterfall. Unlike most of the falls in the area, this has real water. Be sure to wear good shoes or boots as you will have to go over some slippery rocks and cross the stream a couple of times to get to the falls.

We also have the full Darwin run that continues from the parking lot on up to China Gardens. This is a great place for lunch. You can sit under the Cottonwoods, have lunch, and watch the big Goldfish in the pond. There is also an old mill site there to occupy some of your time. From China Gardens, it's back to the road and on up to the town of Darwin. Darwin, like Johannesburg, is best described as a living ghost town.

The Isham Canyon run will be available on Friday and Saturday, as well as a Friday night run. Isham is limited to 20 vehicles that are locked front and rear, have a working winch, and minimum 33" tires. Although the run has been changed, vehicles with a long wheelbase and a hard top MUST BE AWARE that body damage is possible. All participants on this run are expected to help each other.

We will also be offering the Full Defense Mine run, which is limited to the first 40 vehicles that sign up. This run is so popular that in past events, we have had to an early bird run and followed that up with a later run. Either way, there are some difficult spots and stock vehicles could suffer body damage. Stock SUVs are not recommended for this run.

This run follows the Minietta Mine Road and two side canyons on its way to Stone Canyon until its closure at waterfall #1. This trail provides several rocky and scenic miles with optional challenges along the way. Zero Fall and Cummins Cutoff are two of the obstacles on this run that will test your ability. Once at the top, you have the option to take a guided mine tour of this old Tungsten Mine. Be sure to bring flashlights and please keep hold of small children at all times, as there are many ore chutes in the mine. Mine exploration is at your own risk. This mine has multi-levels, and if you choose to explore it all, it requires climbing several well built wooden ladders that bring you out about 200? above where you originally went in.

We also offer an express run to the Defense mine, which bypasses the canyons and take a direct route to the mine. This run is also limited to the first 40 vehicles to sign up. Stock SUVs are not recommended on this run. This run gives you plenty of time to explore the mine and run across the canyon to explore the ruins of Lookout City.

Panamint is a great place to take a staycation! It?s relatively close to L.A./O.C. and has hundreds, if not thousands, of places to explore. The nearby town of Trona is more than a wide spot in the road. How many small towns like Trona have four museums? That's right, there are four museums in Trona. There is the History House, the Trona Railway Museum and Caboose, the Argus Fire Station, where they are refurbishing a 1924 Stutz, and they have a 1938 Ahrens that is used in parades. To add one more, they also have the Guest House Museum. More info on these and other places of interest will be in your registration program.

Ham Radio

Ham Radio operators:

The Ramona Outback Amateur Radio Society is providing communications support for Operation Desert Fun.

Use 146.550 simplex or 146.670 - 103.5PL repeater

Contact "Net Control" on the above frequencies before your run departs and in an emergency.


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