Dirt Devils Training Clinic (preliminary)

Aug 18, 2017

It's time again for our Annual Dirt Devils Training Clinic. Don Alexander from Big Bear 4X4 School will once again be our resident expert.

Trail Leader: Mike Wallace (proudpop80@gmail) (714) 504-8514

CB: Channel 4 (REQUIRED), HAM: Simplex2 (146.550MHz)

Pack a Trail Lunch, water, and always be prepared for weather

Space limited to 12 vehicles. RSVP via Dirt Devils Facebook Event (preferred) or directly with trail leader.

DONATION to the ADOPT-a-TRAIL program will be collected $20.00 (Members) $40.00 (Guests and Prospective Members)

Meeting Time: Driver's Meeting 8:30am / Depart 9:00am

Meeting Location: 	Subway Restaurant
 			42124 Big Bear Blvd
			Big Bear Lake, 92315

Recommended Special Equipment: Short wheel base, high ground clearance, rear lockers recommended, rock rails recommended, skid plates recommended and 33" tires or larger recommended. Body Damage is Possible with or without the recommended Special Equipment items.

Difficulty: (1=Easy, 5=Most Difficult) Rated #4, the trail is 'Moderate' with a couple of 'Difficult' obstacles, (optional) rock garden, sharp rocks, steep shelves/grades and rutted roads.

Trail: Gold Mountain Trail (3N69) 12.8 Miles. This trail is officially rated 'Most Difficult' and has some challenges. We have used this trail as our training trail for the past two years and all who have attended have completed the trail with no issues. The trail affords us the opportunity to practice our terrain management skills from both a driver's as well as a spotter's perspective. The trail starts off the main highway and heads up thru some switch-backs until you reach the first of two waterfall-style obstacles. To some, this climb may look unpassable but with the expert guidance of our resident expert Don Alexander, you will be feeling as confident as a professional. The second of the two obstacles immediately follows the first and once again you will make short work of it. (Donít be surprised if we turn around and do this obstacle in reverse)

Feeling confident, we will crawl this scenic trail passing thru a optional Rock Garden to the top of Gold Mountain where we will stop for lunch and talk about the day's adventures.