El Dorado National Forest
Dirt Roads & Trails Seasonal Closure IS in effect as of Dec. 7.
on December 6, 2019 at 6:00 am
Based on recent precipitation, the annual seasonal closure of native surface roads, also known as dirt roads, will go into effect on December 7, 2019. Rainfall, soil moisture, road and trail conditions, and weather forecasts are factors that trigger a seasonal closure earlier than January 1. The roads will remain closed until at least April 1. The seasonal closure is designed to protect roadbeds and watersheds from damage and to protect water quality. A minimum three month closure period from January 1 through March 30 was designated for the core part of the winter in the Eldorado National Forest Travel Management Plan. To maintain flexibility, the timing of the dirt road closure is determined based on current conditions each year which may cause the closure to go into effect early or be extended.
Mormon Emigrant Trail Closed
on November 26, 2019 at 6:00 am
The Mormon Emigrant Trail %3AIron Mountain road%3A gate will be closed Tuesday 11/26 at 2 pm ahead of the incoming storms. Please plan accordingly and be safe.
Caples Fire Area TRAIL Closure
on October 23, 2019 at 5:00 am
The Caples Fire closure has been reduced to a TRAIL closure. %3Aul%3A %3Ali%3AForest Order 03-19-12 and map%3A/li%3A %3A/ul%3A
Blacksmith Flat road Closed due to a landslide.
on January 29, 2019 at 6:00 am
%3Ab%3ACLOSED due to LANDSLIDE in same location as the 2017 slide on January 27, 2019. %3A/b%3AThe earliest opening would be Fall 2019 if everything goes smoothly. The area is unstable.
Tahoe National Forest
California Campfire Permits
on June 5, 2019 at 5:00 am
Permits can be issued by the US Forest Service %3AUSFS%3A, Headquarter Office at 631 Coyote Street, Nevada City, CA or at you can find out more information here https://www.fire.ca.gov
Shooting sports on the forest
on May 29, 2019 at 5:00 am
Both state and federal laws apply on National Forest System lands, so you also need to check on the state laws and county ordinances which may apply to the area you will be visiting. You cannot discharge a weapon within 150 yards of any structure/development or occupied area, within or into a cave, across or on a road or body of water, or in any manner that endangers a person. Forest Service regulations require that you also comply with all State laws regarding the use of firearms while hunting. Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly on federal lands ! https://www.fs.fed.us/recreation/programs/trails/welcome.shtml
Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM) available
on May 19, 2014 at 5:00 am
Motor Vehicle Use Maps %3AMVUM%3A now available for the Tahoe National Forest. %3Aul%3A %3Ali%3AAccess .pdf files of the maps.%3A/li%3A %3A/ul%3A
District election results are in!
by [email protected] (Super User) on January 14, 2020 at 4:59 pm
Elections were held at January district meetings Every year we hold elections at the January district meetings for alternating board positions. This year it was time to elect the district secretary/treasurers and membership chairs. They will be sworn in during Convention. Here are the results: North District Membership Chair: Ron Delaney Secretary/Treasurer: Kitten Chapman Central District Membership Chair: Ryan Choate Secretary/Treasurer: Trevor Gillihan South District Membership Chair: Don Rybarczyk (taking office immediately) Secretary/Treasurer: Bonnie Ferguson Congratulations and thank you to all the new and outgoing board members.
High Desert Four Wheelers clean up Rowher OHV Trail
by [email protected] (Kelly Indihar) on December 22, 2019 at 4:12 am
As the majority of the Antelope Valley battled traffic and crowds while shopping for last minute Christmas gifts on Chaos Saturday, members and guests of the High Desert Four Wheelers were serving their community by cleaning the beloved Rowher OHV Trail near Bouquet Reservoir. Hundreds of discarded bottles, cans, trash, and broken vehicle parts were collected on the club’s Adopt-a-Trail, potentially revealing that the trail makes its users thirsty, and a bit forgetful to pack out what they packed in. An estimated 250 pounds of trash was collected by 16 volunteers over a 4-hour period.
Six changes to bylaws proposed for 2020
by [email protected] (Don Spuhler, Bylaws Chair) on October 19, 2019 at 7:06 pm
There are currently six bylaw change proposals for 2020, which will be voted on by the delegates at the Cal4Wheel Convention in February. Here is a summary: Will grant Life Membership to Cal4Wheel members who maintain consecutive active membership for a period of 25 years. Life Member delegates. Revise procedure for contacting clubs who fall below four currently paid members by July 1 of each year. Add to methods for notifying voting delegates of meetings. Remove Competition as a standing committee. Close the Life Membership program. Download text of proposals
Long-time member Denny Londo passes away
by [email protected] (Super User) on October 13, 2019 at 5:04 am
We have recently learned from the family that long-time Cal4Wheel and Tierra Del Sol member Denny Londo has passed away. He requested no services. Denny was heavily involved in Cal4Wheel and his club, volunteering his time and proudly presenting his club's annual donation to the association at our annual conventions. He will be missed. We offer our condolences to the family.
Donations sought for members affected by wildfires
by [email protected] (Super User) on January 13, 2019 at 9:30 pm
We have learned that several of our fellow association members and their families have been deeply affected by California’s recent wildfires, including some who escaped with nothing other than the clothes they were wearing. Our passion is to help those in need, especially members of the Cal4Wheel family. We have established a new fund through our non-profit Cal4Wheel Foundation to collect cash donations that will be distributed directly to Cal4Wheel member families who have been affected by the fires. These donations are tax-deductible and will be given directly to the members based on need and funds available.
Central District clubs work together to open Dusy-Ershim
by [email protected] (Mike McGarity, Central District Vice President) on October 11, 2017 at 7:49 pm
[widgetkit id="50" name="Dusy-Ershim Opening 2017"] Good to see that OPEN sign and the Forest Order pulled!! Good job Sierra National Forest (SNF) and all Volunteers who made this happen!! For those who may not know.. This is a map that will show you the North Entrance to Dusy-Ershim at Kaiser Pass via White Bark Vista trail 7S32: https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fs.usda.gov%2FInternet%2FFSE_DOCUMENTS%2Ffseprd510023.pdf. Here is the map that will show you the South Entrance at Voyager Campground: https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fs.usda.gov%2FInternet%2FFSE_DOCUMENTS%2Ffseprd510024.pdf
Hi-Landers say thanks for grant
by [email protected] (From the Hi-Landers 4WD Club) on September 16, 2016 at 12:02 am
The Hi-Landers 4WD Club wrote to say thanks for a grant from the C4WDA Conservation and Education Foundation. The funds were used to purchase meals at two chainsaw classes that they conducted in April. [widgetkit id="5"] For more information about the foundation, see this link
Trekking in the Sierras
by [email protected] (Chris Collard) on June 23, 2016 at 9:19 pm
The 2016 Sierra Trek: Come for the trail, stay for the party! Back in 1964, a small group of Jeepers got the idea of creating a fundraising event for the newly formed California Association of 4WD Clubs (CA4WDC). It would need to be a first-rate event similar to the then-famous Jeepers Jamboree on the Rubicon. Sacramento Jeepers member Ed Dunkley, an encyclopedia of knowledge on Sierra Nevada history and old mining routes, gathered a few folks and began searching for a suitable trail. The chosen route was a long-abandoned wagon road from Cisco Grove, California (near Truckee), to the shores of Meadow Lake and the 1860’s mining camp of Summit City. It had been decades since the “road” had been used, and Mother Nature had played her hand at reclaiming the land.
Corporate donations can make a difference
by [email protected] (John Brzezicki) on May 7, 2015 at 2:17 am
As avid off-roaders, we are always concerned about how to effectively fight for “OUR” public lands. Many of us donate hundreds of hours and dollars to these efforts to different organizations. Some of us even join in the fight by becoming board members on different boards to help give direction to these organizations.
Get free tickets for multi-year memberships
by [email protected] (Suzy Johnson) on September 10, 2013 at 12:08 am
Offer applies to new or renewing club and individual members Join or renew for two or more years and get a free Win-A-Jeep for every year that you renew. Each ticket is worth $5, so it's like saving $10 on your two-year membership; $15 on your three-year membership, and so on. There is no limit on the number of years and free tickets, but you have to sign up for a minimum of two years. This offer is only available for a limited time, so take advantage of it now. Your support is critical for our ongoing efforts, and is much appreciated. To join or renew online, go to this link