News

El Dorado National Forest

  • Eleven Pines Road Closed Due to Storm Damage
    on March 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

    **This area is now closed for public safety - more movement is likely** Eleven Pines Road in the Georgetown Ranger District of the Eldorado National Forest is closed between Wentworth Springs Road and the Rubicon River at Ellicot Bridge due to recent storm damage from an active landslide which moved a section of the road. The slide is located approximately 4 miles north of the Wentworth Springs intersection in one of the multiple sites that were repaired on Eleven Pines Road last year after the storm damage that occurred in 2017. Slides along Eleven Pines Road are likely to keep occurring especially in wet years until the vegetation recovers from the 2014 King Fire which burned severely in this area. The root systems and water uptake of mature trees and shrubs add stability to the slopes. Because the vegetation has not completely recovered, the slopes continue to be prone to failure. […]

  • 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. […]

  • Seasonal Dirt Road Temporary Closure
    on January 29, 2019 at 6:00 am

    The Seasonal Road and Trail Closure IS in Effect. The Seasonal Road and Trail closure is in effect every year from January 1 through March 31. %3Aul%3A %3Ali%3A A forest order would be issued to go into the closure early or extend the closure based on forest conditions at the time. %3A/li%3A %3Ali%3A During these winter and spring months vehicle use on dirt roads and trails is prohibited. %3A/li%3A %3A/ul%3A […]

  • Blacksmith Flat road Closed due to new landslide.
    on January 29, 2019 at 6:00 am

    %3Ab%3ACLOSED due to NEW 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. […]

  • Mormon Emigrant Trail Winter Vehicle Closure
    on December 3, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Using a motor vehicle on the Mormon Emigrant Trail when snow covers the road. Exceptions are a person using a snowmobile, all terrain vehicle or recreational off-highway vehicle, tracked vehicle, or highway legal 4 wheel drive passenger vehicle. See Forest Order 03-18-03. […]

Tahoe National Forest

  • OHV Trails near Foresthill Closed for Wet Weather Season
    on November 28, 2018 at 6:00 am

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  • 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 […]

  • Timber Sale Activity in White Cloud Area
    on October 30, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Forest visitors are encouraged to use caution in and around White Cloud campground off state highway 20 %3Athis includes the Pioneer Trail%3A. Logging and other vegetation work is occurring in the area. This project is part of the Western Nevada County Community Defense Project. […]

  • Buckeye Road Closure at Greenhorn Creek
    on October 16, 2017 at 5:00 am

    %3Atbody%3A Due to damage from winter storms, Buckeye Road is impassable at Greenhorn Creek. For more information, please call the Yuba River Ranger District at %3A530%3A 288-3231. %3A/tbody%3A […]

  • Bowman Road Closure
    on April 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Due to damage from winter storms, Bowman Road %3AForest Road 18%3A is impassable at Canyon Creek. For more information, please call the Yuba River Ranger District at %3A530%3A 288-3231. […]

  • Prescribed Burning
    on December 13, 2016 at 6:00 am

    The Tahoe National Forest is conducting prescribed burning operations across the Forest during the wet season %3Afall to spring%3A. For updates on burning operations, please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TahoeNF or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/Tahoe_NF. Or contact your local Ranger Station. […]

  • 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 […]

CAL4WHEEL

  • 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. […]

  • Proposals requested for association contractors
    by [email protected] (Steve Egbert) on March 7, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Proposals due by April 15 The California Four Wheel Drive Association, Inc. (C4WDA) hereinafter referred to as the Association is accepting proposals for its contracted support. These contracts currently include: In Gear Editor Web Page Editor […]

  • Debbie Stephens elected as state treasurer
    by [email protected] (Super User) on February 20, 2019 at 3:45 am

    We are proud to announce that Debbie Stephens, a member of the Hi-Landers, has been elected as our new state treasurer, taking over for Nellie Malloy. Debbie may be reached at [email protected] or by calling 916-769-4269. […]

  • Three of four bylaw proposals approved
    by [email protected] (Super User) on February 20, 2019 at 2:38 am

    Delegates voted on four bylaw proposals at the 2019 convention Here are the results of the four bylaw proposals that were considered by the delegates at the annual Convention. Proposal #1 - Dues increase - Approved This proposal increased the dues from $45 to $50 per year, effective immediately. As a result, life member dues increased to $750, or $62.50 monthly. Members who are currently making payments on their life memberships will continue to pay the previous amount. The dues were last increased in 2005. […]

  • 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. […]

  • Jim Bramham selected for the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame
    by [email protected] (Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame) on July 13, 2018 at 3:06 am

    Jim is a Cal4Wheel past president and long-time volunteer Reno, NV – The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF) welcomes inductees Jim Bramham, Johnny Campbell, Mark McMillin, Robbie Pierce, Ed Robinson and Cameron Steele as the Class of 2018. The six new inductees will join 87 current members of the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame. The new members will be formally inducted on October 29 at the ORMHOF 2018 Induction & Awards Ceremony presented by Ford at the South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. The event is open to the public and tickets are on sale now. For more information visit the Hall of Fame website at www.ormhof.org. Order tickets by going to this link. […]

  • Jim Bramham - a pioneer/advocate
    by [email protected] (Super User) on July 12, 2018 at 3:13 am

    Contributed by Bonnie Steele, Cal4Wheel Office Manager “A Walking Encyclopedia” and “Historian Supreme” of institutional OHV knowledge is how one of many letters of recommendation for Jim Bramham refers to this Class of 2018 inductee. Jim was inducted in the Pioneer - Advocate category, in recognition of his more than thirty years of off-road advocacy work, from his early years as a volunteer to the presidency of the California Four Wheel Drive Association (Cal 4 Wheel), and many roles in between. During his decades long relationship with Cal 4 Wheel, that continues to this day, Jim has served the Association as event chair, board of directors’ member, and natural resource consultant. Throughout his long history of event leadership and participation, he has helped the organization earn hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund legislative and land-use outreach at every level. His presidency pushed the organization to the forefront of both state and national recognition and respect. Jim’s vision for Cal 4 Wheel included a permanent facility that could be used for an office, meeting space, event equipment storage, and association gatherings. To that end, Jim located and negotiated for the building and property that houses the organization and offers meeting space for like-minded groups and functions. […]

  • 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. […]