Sierra Trek 2018

Sierra Trek is this week.

It’s probably too late to sign up to make any of the runs but the base camp is open to the public, no charge!

Feel free to stop by Friday or Saturday. You can check out the vendors, buy raffle tickets, enjoy the live bands or just hang out and talk OHV stuff.

 

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North on 89 out of Truckee for 14.5 miles

Left (west) on Forest Road 07 for 9.5 miles

South on gravel road 10 miles, past White Lake, toward Meadow Lake

There should be markers at all of the turns.

 

 

 

 

 


Fire Restrictions on the TNF

I just found the date on the Tahoe Nationl Forest website: July 16th.

No fires, no welding, no charcoal. Gas only and you still need a permit.

Don’t be that guy.

 


Winch installation

So, it’s been a long time coming but the winch is finally mounted.

So this is the ‘project’ Jeep. I thought a simple project like getting the winch mounted would be quick and easy and a good motivator for the next step, replacing the leaking freeze plug.

It’s a Warn HS9500i. I got a screaming deal. Sneavy’s Off-Road was the source for the winch line. It’s mounted on a Warn winch plate with a modification. I’ll need to get out and re-wind the winch under a load to get it tight.

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With it being a high speed winch, and looking to double the capacity of the pull, I often use a snatch block. On the current trail rig, there is a standard hook that I connect back to on the winch.

On this install, I decided to upgrade to a D-ring. I had to cut down the face of the winch plate for better access to the D-ring. I cut a 1/2″ plate to size and bought a D-ring mounting point online.

I outsourced the welding because although I can weld (sort-of), I didn’t want to have second thoughts every time I used the D-ring.

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This project took WAY too long, but don’t they all. Although it looks like a stock bumper, It’s actually a 1/4″ plate bent to look stock. I cut down the bumper to 46″, that’s like 4″ off each side of a stock bumper. Then I had it powder pointed.

For those looking REALLY close at the details, yes, I still need to snug up the frame bolts.

Not sure where the front license plate will mount, if it gets mounted. Maybe just a magnet mount somewhere for to and from the trail.

Now to move on to that freeze plug.

 

Rubicon Ronin

 


Storm coming in!

Just an update on current conditions on the Tahoe side. 4-5-2018.

The pile of snow, curtesy of Placer County snow removal, has been over come on the right side.  There not much of a climb.

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Just over the berm there is a two-track heading up the trail.

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There is a very wet storm headed in tomorrow, Friday, and hanging around through Saturday. Snow will melt away and what’s left will be very heavy. Great for wheeling, in the morning, but beware in the afternoon as it melts and gets very slippery.

Be safe!

 

Rubicon Ronin

 

 

 


ENF Open House for grant input

The Eldorado National Forest has posted the date for its open house to discuss OHV grants for the 2018 season.

February 6th from 4-7pm @ 100 Forni Road, Placerville.

This is a good opportunity for the users to give the forest service input as to how we want our OHV funds spent.

 

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U.S. Forest Service
Eldorado National Forest
100 Forni Road
Placerville, CA 95667
Voice: 530-622-5061
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News Release
Media Contact: Kristi Schroeder
530 622-5061
kschroeder@fs.fed.us


 

Public invited to Eldorado National Forest Open House to discuss Off-Highway Vehicle grant applications.

Placerville, Calif., January 17, 2018 – For Immediate Release. The Eldorado National Forest will be submitting applications for Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Cooperative Funds for the upcoming 2017/2018 grant cycle. The Forest is developing preliminary applications to the Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division which includes a strong emphasis on trail maintenance and repair, law enforcement across the four Ranger Districts, printing and distribution of the Motor Vehicle Use Maps, restoration of impacted areas, planning, and education.
As your ideas are important for developing our proposals, the Forest will be hosting an Open House on February 6 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM to discuss the proposed preliminary grant applications. This Open House will be held at the Eldorado National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 100 Forni Road, Placerville, CA 95667. You can call (530) 622-5061 for directions.
The Eldorado National Forest has been successful in being awarded grants from the OHMVR Division in previous grant cycles. The grants have helped address trail repair and clearing of downed trees on over 300 miles of OHV routes and law enforcement patrol on an additional 900 miles of native surface roads on the Forest, provided for the printing of free Motor Vehicle Use Maps, as well as other planning, development, and restoration activities.
Once completed, the preliminary grant applications will be available on the OHMVR website on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 through Monday, April 2, 2018 for review and comment. To review the grant applications submitted go to http://olga.ohv.parks.ca.gov/egrams_ohmvr/user/home.aspx 
The public may provide electronic comments to the Eldorado National Forest (applicant) by e-mailing both Michelle Zuro-Kreimer at mzurokreimer@fs.fed.us and carbon copying (cc) the OHMVR Division at ohvinfo@parks.ca.gov. You may also send written comments, suggestions, or letters of support for the applications to Michelle Zuro-Kreimer, Eldorado National Forest, 100 Forni Road, Placerville, CA 95667
The Forest Service is an equal opportunity employer. The mission of the Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.
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