In 1964, the Tierra del Sol Four Wheel Drive Club of San Diego began hosting their annual Desert Safari event in the Truckhaven area. At Desert Safari 2006, 1551 participating vehicles were registered with an estimated overall attendance of over 16,000 people. Because of complications with the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) in 2007 the Safari had to be moved to the Ocotillo Wells SVRA. For more information checkout the link: http://www.tds4x4.org

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HDR began in 1974 when a group of clubs met in the high desert and decided to donate the funds they gathered from the games, raffles, and trail rides to support the CA4WDC. All the collected moneys aided the CA4WDC in efforts to keep the trails of California open to the users and not just to the viewers. HDR is now held every Memorial Day weekend in May at the Stoddard Valley OHV Area just outside of Barstow. Trails such as Achy Breaky, Blue Moon, Devil's Loop and El Diablo, Empire Strikes Back, and Pumpkin Eater are the reason for all the four wheelers. The Hi Desert Round-Up is part of a series of association fund-raising events, which include the Sierra Trek, Panamint Valley Days, Operation Desert Fun, Winter Fun Festival, and Molina Ghost Run. Trail bosses hold drivers meetings to let everyone know what CB channel to use and what they can expect by way of obstacles and an approximate time of return. A different club will usually host each trail run and provide experienced trail hands for lead, center, and rear positions. The Ruff Rock Cafe can also be found on location serving up breakfast and dinner throughout the weekend. The raffle always draws a big crowd hoping to win such prizes as Winch's, Tire sets, Body Armor, Lockers, etc, donated by sponsors and clubs. For more information checkout the link: http://cal4wheel.com/hi-desert-round-up

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High Desert 4 Wheelers on the scene ready to rock & roll for a full weekend of awesome wheeling. PVD Trail runs range in difficulty from easy to extreme depending on what you sign up for. We had a good size group including some friends of HD4W and no break downs, although plenty of other people did have breakage. We enjoyed great food from Chef Andy's Ruff Rock Café serving up breakfast and dinner all weekend from a big tent kitchen. Some of us guys convinced the woman to go by telling them they wouldn’t have to do any cooking! Saturday night the café served up a huge deep pit BBQ with all the fixings and during the raffle there was Strawberry Shortcake and Panamint Pineapple Upside Down Cake. These are a few of the pictures from our South Park/Pleasant Valley run led by Ray Leuschner during Panamint Valley Days 2006, take a look at our photo albums link to see even more pictures from this event.

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The East Mojave Heritage Trail can be ran from beginning to end, or in parts. Our favorite section is the area surrounding Baker, CA. Usually a yearly run in the early spring, we camp in the desert for the whole weekend and have a run on Saturday and Sunday before stopping for a hot meal on the way home. We visit old mining camps, abandoned turquoise mines, extinct volcanos, lava tubes, lava falls and a relay station for Pacbell / AT&T. We usually have a visit or two from some of the wild burros in the area. It makes for a long weekend, but it's well worth every minute of it!! Contact us for more info.

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Pictures from Big Bear, the Grapevine Trail which starts on the Desert floor near Apple Valley and climbs up and over the mountains to drop down into the Big Bear Lake area. You will love taking this back route into Big Bear watching the scenery go from Desert to Pines along with incredible views climbing up and over the mountain range.

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Forest Fest is a large well sponsored three-day event organized by Inland Empire Four Wheelers www.ie4w.com every year in Big Bear that has become very very popular! The food is great and they have a large raffle as well. Here are some pictures from the 2007 Big Bear Forest Fest X Event. The trails range in difficulty from very easy to extreme depending on time of year and weather. One of the best organized events and some of the most beautiful trails in Southern California makes this event an experience you will never forget!

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