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
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.