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Oktoberfest

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Attendees (apologies if I miss anyone or have forgotten names): Brian Geranen, Magnus, Dick, CJ w/Dad on Friday and friend on Sat, Rick, Big Mike, Mike Sickels, Howard and Sue, Gary and significant other, Clayton and Artem, Detlef and Ursula, Swanson Family, Joe Kennedy and Greg Youree. In total, there were 14 rigs on the [...]

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Trail Report for Deer Valley Trip on Friday 16 October 2015

Friday, October 16th, 2015

It’s important to note that this was my first trip with the club and although I’ve had my Jeep for about a year and have complete about 5 or 6 runs this weekend was the most thrilling. The trail challenges and weather combined with the team comradely made for a great outing.Those who left [...]

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Oktoberfest 2011: Deer Valley trail run report

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

I have been waiting for this event as Deer Valley is one of my favorite 4X4 trails. In the past I ran this trail only one-way: North to South (from Blue Lakes to Hwy 4). My son Lukas could not make it because of mid-term tests but my wife Jessie took his place.
It took us [...]

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Octoberfest Trip Report

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Patty and I left a rainy bay area on Thursday for Sonora. Our plan was to spend the night in Sonora, then have a liesurely drive up Friday to Bear Valley. Friday morning, we departed Sonora for Bear Valley (1 1/2 hr drive). We were somewhat concerned about all the snow up there since we [...]

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Responding to Ocktoberfest

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Great report Connie. There is little I could add, except that you are being way too nice describing my little mishape on the return leg.
“That situation was caused by my losing concentration on the road ahead. The rock in question was in front of the passenger side tire and I simply forgot [...]

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Deer Valley Run

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Here’s my belated Blue Lakes trip report (I’ll send the Slickrock portion of the trip separately…)
Blue Lakes Trip Report - October 17, 2009
7:00 AM
Our gathering place for the Blue Lakes run was the Dorrington Hotel parking lot. Five rigs showed up:
- Carlos in his XJ with two kids
- CJ in his CJ7 (the run organizer [...]

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Ocktoberfest Run

Friday, October 16th, 2009

October 16th, 17th & 18th
Attendees:
Carlos & the kids/Cherokee
CJ/CJ7
GaryF & D/JK
GaryS, Marleene & Molly/TJ
MikeC, Herb/JK
Myself/CJ7
Friday 16th - What beautiful weather for a trip! I left Fremont Friday morning heading for the hills. I stopped at the Pro Bass Shop off in Manteca for fun. When I got back to my Jeep it wouldn’t start. [...]

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Blue Lakes

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

To All,
Despite some threatening weather and a small turn-out, the trip turned out to be a good one!
Ron Frey and I headed up Thursday night and hit very little traffic. We made it to Arnold in @ 3hrs and arrived by 9:40 pm.
Friday morning we hit town for some breakfast and some forest service maps [...]

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Blue Lakes

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Blue Lakes

Friday, October 13th, 2006

Hello All,
I’m finally getting to this trip report… Sorry to take so long, but I’ve just returned from a lengthy business trip. I actually got them to delay this trip so it wouldn’t interfere with the ED4 schedule!
I’ve been wanting to try out this trail since I read about it in one of my off-road [...]

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