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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The trail is located on Blayney Ranch in the Lake Los Angeles area. Shredder Canyon is only half a mile long, but with huge boulders and very steep grades, it can definitely hammer your rig! This trail is also referred to as Santiago's Revenge by our High Desert Four Wheeler Club members.

Links:
http://www.fourwheeler.com/eventcoverage/2000_santiago_revised_run/
http://www.4wheeloffroad.com/eventcoverage/3317_santiago_revenge/

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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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Our Adopted Black Diamond Rowher Trail & the Lookout Trail are two of the few remaining hardcore trails in Southern California within 30 miles of Los-Angeles. A scenic challenge with bypass trails for Rowher if your Rig can't make the steep section at the Bouquet Canyon entrance. You'll see the trail entrance on the east side of the road just across from the reservoir at (GPS: 34°34.569N x 18°22.461W) and a wide turnout on the side with room to park and air-down. You'll also see the small sign marking the entrance to Rowher Trail. The beginning of Rowher is very steep so if your better judgment says don’t do it you can take another entrance just up the road about 500 yards marked 6N08 which will crisscross the Rowher Trail several places on the climb up. Once on top of the mountain views are extremely awesome! If you take Rowher all the way through you will end up in Rowher Flats OHV Park located off Sierra Hwy and close to the 14 Fwy. I have spoken with the our local Rangers and the Adventure passes are not required if you are just driving through. Many 4X4 Clubs start from Rower Flats OHV Park and go up Lookout Trail then loop back down on Rowher or Sierra Pelona 6N07-5N18 but we enjoy our Bouquet Canyon starting point. At the Ranger Station near the bottom of Bouquet Canyon you can also obtain CTUC maps! High Desert 4 Wheelers (HD4W) has Adopted the Rowher Trail and offers assistance with vehicle rescue, retrieval, or repair when ever possible to help keep our Trail free of abandoned vehicles which may get vandalized if left. We can be contacted through the Bouguet Ranger Station or our Website. Read about the Rowher Trail History, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/angeles/recreation/ohv/recarea/?recid=42242&actid=93

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