El Dorado National Forest
Loon Lake Northshore Campground and Adjacent Dispersed Areas Are Closed
on July 3, 2019 at 5:00 am
The Northshore Campground at Loon Lake is closed due to construction. Read more and view the Forest Closure Order at https://go.usa.gov/xybbY.
Tiger Creek Road is Closed due to Storm Damage
on February 21, 2019 at 6:00 am
Closed due to 2018 STORM DAMAGE. The crossing on Tiger Creek Road at Mill Creek, Between Highway 88 and Tiger Creek Power House is currently not passable. The culvert has pushed through into the afterbay leaving a thin layer of asphalt as a bridge. This is not safe to cross for vehicle or by foot.
Blacksmith Flat road Closed due to new 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
FIRE RESTRICTIONS EFFECTIVE AUGUST 21, 2019
on August 23, 2019 at 5:00 am
The U.S. Forest Service has ordered Fire Restrictions across the Tahoe National Forest effective Wednesday, August 21, 2019. The decision to order fire restrictions came after an analysis of current fuel conditions, weather observations, and forecasts. This analysis revealed the potential to support large fire growth across the Tahoe National Forest. %3Aul style="list-style-type:none"%3A %3Ali%3AFire Restrictions%3A/li%3A %3Ali%3ANews Release%3A/li%3A %3A/ul%3A
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.shtm
Rattlesnake Road Closed to Off-Highway Motorized Vehicles
on July 17, 2018 at 5:00 am
Nevada City, Calif. – The U.S. Forest Service has issued a Road Closure Order restricting all Off-Highway Motor Vehicles along National Forest Road 85 %3ARattlesnake Road%3A from its intersection with Placer County Road 9140 proceeding northeast to its intersection with Forest Road 85-10. Off-Highway Motor Vehicles are defined by California Vehicle Code section 38006 and includes most side-by-sides, ATVs, UTVs, and red and green-stickered motorcycles. This closure will be in effect Monday through Friday, 3:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Please see the attached Forest Order 17-18-03 and corresponding map for specific information. Forest Order Road Closure News Release Link
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
Central District meeting date changed
by [email protected] (Super User) on August 31, 2019 at 5:41 pm
Meeting date changed from October 19 to October 5 The October Central District meeting will now be October 5 at The Park at Martin's River Ranch, 15398 Vinewood Ave., Livingston, CA 95334. The meeting will begin at 9:30AM with a light breakfast until 10:30AM. We will also have basic drinks (coffee, water, soda, tea). Lunch will be served at noon and meeting will end at 2PM. Contact Mike McGarity for more information at [email protected] or 559-352-9780.
Steve Morris passes away
by [email protected] (Super User) on August 4, 2019 at 8:39 pm
It is with great sadness that we announce that Steve Morris, the inaugural president of Cal4Wheel, passed away recently at his beloved Rubicon Springs. [widgetkit id="69"] Steve was the association president from 1959 to 1961 and was instrumental in the formation of the association.He was actively involved from its first day until the present, including volunteering every week at the office.
Major changes to club dues collection process
by [email protected] (Suzy Johnson, Webmaster) on March 18, 2019 at 10:05 pm
One of the bylaw changes that passed during this year’s Convention involved a change in the way that we collect dues from the clubs. Since the association’s inception, clubs have paid the association directly for each of their members. Beginning each April, the office staff printed rosters, billings and forms and mailed them to each club. Then the clubs were expected to collect the dues from their members and ensure that the forms and payments were received by the office no later than June so that the club could remain in good standing for the year. All club members expired on June 30, and new club members who joined during the year were required to have their dues prorated so that they would also expire on June 30.
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
Scouts West's Chicken lays a big egg
by [email protected] (Tim Potter) on September 11, 2012 at 1:47 am
The following is from an article written by Scouts West President Tim Potter to the club: Note from Dave Henry: The featherless fowl that Tim is referring to is a rubber chicken. When the Sheriff fines a member, the fine is put in the rubber chicken. I guess it’s safer than a bank now a’days. This is all done in good fun and it helps to fatten up the chicken. At the end of the year the chicken gets opened up and the year’s fines are donated to some deserving organization. Most years the fines amount to around $150. When you consider how the money was collected, this represents a lot of breakdowns and other mishaps for the members to incur in a single year.