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Run Descriptions

Sierra Trek Run Descriptions


  • Wednesday/Thursday Overnight SUV Historic Trip

    A narrated historic tour of the back roads and trails above spectacular Lake Tahoe that is designed for all four-wheel drive vehicles. Learn about the Donner Party tragedy and take in a bird's-eye view of Meadow Lake. The group will camp along the trail, and be back to main camp for Thursday dinner.

  • Thursday Fordyce Run

    This run traverses the Fordyce Creek Trail from the Pierce OHV Staging Area to Meadow Lake. Stage at 5:30 am, depart at 6:30 am. This is a highly technical trail with a rating of 9. One locking differential and minimum 35" tires are required. Drivers should be extremely experienced if attempting the Fordyce trail using these minimum vehicle requirements. Larger tires, lower gearing, suspension lift and two locking differentials are all recommended to improve overall driver experience and success. 50 vehicle limit.

  • Thursday River Poker Run

    Run the trail backwards from Meadow Lake to Fordyce Creek, then back up the trail to main camp. Staging at 6 am at main camp, depart at 7 am. One locking differential and 35" tires are required. A 3" lift is highly advised. 35 vehicle limit.
  • Friday Fordyce Run

    This run traverses the Fordyce Creek Trail from the Pierce OHV Staging Area to Meadow Lake. Stage at 5:30 am, depart at 6:30 am. This is a highly technical trail with a rating of 9. One locking differential and minimum 35" tires are required. Drivers should be extremely experienced if attempting the Fordyce trail using these minimum vehicle requirements. Larger tires, lower gearing, suspension lift and two locking differentials are all recommended to improve overall driver experience and success. 50 vehicle limit.

  • Friday River Run

    Run the trail backwards from Meadow Lake to Fordyce Creek, then back up the trail to main camp. Staging at 6 am in main camp, depart at 7 am. One locking differential and 35" tires are required. A 3" lift is highly advised. 35 vehicle limit.
  • Friday Signal Peak

    This run stages on Carlyle Road approximately 0.2 miles from Eagle Lakes Road. Staging is at 8:00 am… we will be departing at 9:00am. This year we will again include the Pierce HOV loop before heading up to Signal Peak. The Signal Peak trail is considered moderate but is forever changing and there are a couple of obstacles to make things interesting. A recent change in accessibility to Rattlesnake Road will make it necessary for us to return to the staging area rather than exit through Cisco Grove.
  • Saturday SUV/Historical Trip

    A narrated tour of historic Summit City, the Miner's Cabin, Hartley's grave and Meadow Lake area that is designed for all four-wheel drive vehicles. Departure time 10:00 am from Meadow Lake.
  • Saturday River Run

    Run the trail backwards from Meadow Lake to Fordyce Creek, and then back up the trail to main camp. Staging in main camp beginning at 7 am, departs at 8 am. One locking differential and 35" tires are required. A 3" lift is highly advised. 35 vehicle limit.

  • Saturday Outer Limits Run

    Experience the High Sierra on this guided run through the Gold Country. There is one loop for completely stock 4x4s as well as an intermediate loop designed for slightly modified 4x4s. The run will stage at the large parking lot at Highway 89 and USFS Road 7 (Webber Lake and Jackson Meadows turnout off Hwy 89) at 8:00 am. Departing at 9:00 am.

  • Camping & Entertainment Only

    Includes in-camp activities and camping (excludes PG&E campground). No meals or runs included.
  • Camping, Food & Entertainment only

    Includes six meals, camping (excludes PG&E campground), and all in-camp activities.

Additional Notes

  • The Fordyce Creek Trail presents an extreme rock crawling challenge. It requires precision driving skills and a well-maintained and equipped vehicle. Trail crews assist progress where needed. They DO NOT carry spare parts for you. In case of breakage, participants should be prepared to repair their vehicles using tools and parts they have brought with them. In some cases, trail crews will assist with those repairs if possible. While it is the intention of Sierra Trek organizers to help every participant reach Meadow Lake, this is sometimes not possible in cases of unusually catastrophic damage. In such cases, it is ultimately the participant's responsibility to remove their vehicle from the trail.

  • PG&E camping not included.
  • Sierra Trek in camp activities include vendor show, kids games, car show, cornhole tournament Sierra Trek Saloon, band, our famous raffle, and fiesta-style camping (camp anywhere you want).

Pricing

Registration Options

REGISTRATIONS RECEIVED AFTER JULY 31, 2024 DO NOT INCLUDE MEALS.

  • All adult registration prices include Cal4 Event membership. A $25 discount will be given to participants who are current with their Cal4 memberships.
  • Run Registration

    $275 per person

    Includes one run, Thursday dinner, Friday breakfast and dinner, Saturday breakfast and dinner, Sunday breakfast, camping, one raffle ticket, one dash plaque. Children 7-16 $60.

  • Wednesday/Thursday Overnight

    $325 per person

    Includes overnight historic trip, meals for Wednesday and Thursday, Friday breakfast and dinner, Saturday breakfast and dinner, and Sunday breakfast, camping, dash plaque, one raffle ticket. Children 7-16 $60.

  • Camping, Food & Entertainment

    $215 per person

    Includes Thursday dinner, Friday breakfast and dinner, Saturday breakfast and dinner, Sunday breakfast, camping, entertainment, dash plaque and one raffle ticket. No run. Children 7-16 $60.

  • Camping & Entertainment

    $150 per person

    Includes camping and entertainment for the weekend, dash plaque, one raffle ticket. No meals or runs. Children 7-16 $30.

Add-Ons

  • Second Runs

    $40 per vehicle
    Each registrant may select one additional run for the weekend. Pricing is per vehicle.
  • Dash Plaques

    $5
    One dash plaque is included with registration. Each additional is $5.
  • Cal4Wheel Annual Membership

    $50
    Save the non-member fee on your registration by joining the association.
  • T-Shirt

    $25/$27
    Official event T-shirts.
  • Ladies T-Shirt

    $25/$27
    Official event ladies T-shirts.
  • Hooded Sweatshirt

    $40/$42
    Official event hooded sweatshirts.
  • Zippered Hooded Sweatshirt

    $45/$47

    Official event zippered hoodies.

  • Youth T-Shirt

    $20
    Official event youth T-shirts, available in small, medium, large.
Sierra Trek by Chris Collard

CANCELLATION POLICY

All refunds will be charged a 10% service fee. NO refunds will be made after July 15, 2024. NO registration rollover to the next year.

Contacts

EVENT CHAIR
Tom Allgaier
cal4sierratrek@gmail.com

CO-CHAIR
Jeff Blewett
sandraider99@comcast.net

VENDOR CHAIR
Amy Sagraves
a_sagraves@yahoo.com

REGISTRATION
Steve Egbert

EVENT MAP

*GPS coordinates may lead you to unimproved forest roads that may be impassable, please use written directions.

DOWNLOAD MAP BY MIKE WOLL

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