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NorCal Offroading

Discussion in 'California' started by joonbug, Aug 28, 2017.

  1. Aug 28, 2017 at 11:34 AM
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    joonbug

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    Alright, I've been compiling a list of all the NorCal members. Just wondering if anyone on this list is interested in Offroading? We will use this list for any future Meet and Greets and any announcements, but I would like a separate list for people who would like to get tagged when we have a wheeling trip planned. If you're interested, either reply to this message or PM me. Same if you're not interested in any Meet Ups and would like to be removed from this list. And also anyone I missed in NorCal that would like to be added for either.

    Generally, we run moderate and difficult trails, most will require being lifted with larger AT or MT tires. Skid plates and/or sliders aren't absolutely necessary but is highly recommended, depending on the trail. You don't need any experience to join us, first timers are welcome... just as long as your truck is prepared and you're prepared to get some pinstriping as we usually have no idea how tight a trail is until we run it. We'll have some single day trips and we'll have some multiple day camping trips coming up. Whatever it is, we always have loads of fun.

    Offroading List
    @joonbug
    @dcsleeper408
    @831Tun
    @GodlessPro
    @froggy78
    @RoninPro
    @InfernoPRO
    @Shelbie67
    @Red@9k
    @HBdirtbag
    @Old Alan
    @Filthy13
    @SailorJer
    @roamman
    @Jimes

    Meet & Greet List
    @BlueBottle
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    @Cat3ILS
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    @Miront
    @silverhack
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    For most of our trips, most importantly is protecting the truck. We spend most of our time now on Blue (medium) and Red (difficult) Trails. Only Green (easy) trails we do are usually getting to the Blue and Red Trails. So armor, clearance, and traction are pretty much a must now. That includes...

    Requirements for the truck...
    - atleast 2" Coilover lift (3" preferably) with atleast 33" tires (35" MT preferred but AT works also)
    - sliders (definitely no low hanging steps or nerf bars)
    - full size spare tire (that means matching the size you are running)
    - tow points front and rear
    - full skids (engine, transmission, gas tank), not absolutely necessary but highly recommended
    - ABS guards, also not absolutely necessary but nice to have

    Basic Accessories...
    - Trails Book of California
    https://www.amazon.com/Guide-California-Backroads-4-Wheel-Trails/dp/1934838071/ref=pd_sim_14_5?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1934838071&pd_rd_r=85F61VEYXHMYZ7YPZNGF&pd_rd_w=CYR8x&pd_rd_wg=bIIwP&psc=1&refRID=85F61VEYXHMYZ7YPZNGF

    - Radio (HAM or Baofeng)
    https://www.amazon.com/Baofeng-Warranty-Dual-Band-Radio-Improved/dp/B00HX03AMA/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1523473336&sr=8-8&keywords=baofeng

    - Hitch Shackle
    https://www.amazon.com/Trailhead-Multi-Mount-Receiver-Wrangler-Receivers/dp/B01G4GYYCI/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1523472839&sr=8-7&keywords=hitch+shackle&dpID=41dzsXv60%2BL&preST=_SX300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

    - D-ring Shackles (or soft shackles)
    https://www.amazon.com/Shackles-Vault-Capacity-Recovery-Accessory/dp/B01CLXR452/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1523466703&sr=8-4&keywords=shackles

    - Snatch Strap
    https://www.amazon.com/ARB-ARB705-2-3-Recovery-Strap/dp/B004P9DQLC/ref=sr_1_18?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1523472665&sr=1-18&keywords=snatch+strap

    - Tow Strap
    https://www.amazon.com/Strap-Pound-Capacity-Reusable-Storage/dp/B017VQ8AN4/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1523473460&sr=8-6&keywords=tow+strap&dpID=3146LRYXP6L&preST=_SX300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

    - Air compressor
    https://www.amazon.com/VIAIR-45053-Automatic-Portable-Compressor/dp/B0141KJTKQ/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1523469151&sr=8-7&keywords=viair

    - Air Deflator
    https://www.amazon.com/ARB-ARB505-E-Z-Deflator-Orange/dp/B004LQCDOA/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1523470453&sr=8-3&keywords=arb+tire+deflator+kit


    For Multiday Trips...
    - Spare Gas Can (or Rotopax)
    https://www.4wheelparts.com/Exterior-Parts-Car-Care/Midwest-Can-Company-5-Gallon-Metal-Jerry-Can-5800.aspx?t_c=3&t_s=188&t_pt=11104&t_pn=MDW5800

    - Water Jug
    https://www.amazon.com/Reliance-Products-Aqua-Tainer-Gallon-Container/dp/B001QC31G6/ref=sr_1_19?ie=UTF8&qid=1523468930&sr=8-19&keywords=water+jug

    - Tent (preferably a quick pop-up) and camping gear


    I'm probably forgetting a few things but these are the basics. These are also some of the cheaper stuff, ofcourse there are more expensive versions of everything I listed. For anyone just getting into off-roading, not all of this is absolutely necessary so I wouldn't go buying all of this until you've been out a few times and you're sure you want to get into offroading.
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2018 at 6:44 PM
  2. Aug 28, 2017 at 11:36 AM
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  3. Aug 28, 2017 at 11:37 AM
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    i'd be interested in off roading
     
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  4. Aug 28, 2017 at 11:48 AM
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    I'm down, but I'm 100% stock at the moment. I blew all my money in Reno this weekend.
     
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  5. Aug 28, 2017 at 11:50 AM
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    :D Damn Reno! When I gamble now, my losses are gauged in Mods I could've gotten. :(
     
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  6. Aug 28, 2017 at 12:03 PM
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    I did that this morning. I had dreams of a top to bottom upgrade. Instead I lost a nice lift.
     
  7. Aug 28, 2017 at 12:27 PM
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    I feel discriminated because the list is separated between off-road and meet and greet!
     
  8. Aug 28, 2017 at 12:36 PM
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    Stop babying your truck and get on the other list! o_O
     
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  9. Aug 28, 2017 at 1:03 PM
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    Poke Flats!!!
     
  10. Aug 28, 2017 at 1:12 PM
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    Yeah me too...how did I not make the cut?

    IMG_3348.jpg
     
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  11. Aug 28, 2017 at 1:20 PM
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    I think because you make the others feel inferior.. That's how i feel too.. :burnrubber::mudding:
     
  12. Aug 28, 2017 at 1:37 PM
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    I'm interested in off roading as soon as I install my new suspension/tires. Should be dialed in within a couple/few weeks
     
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  13. Aug 28, 2017 at 1:44 PM
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    :thumbsup: I'll just put you on the list now.
     
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  14. Aug 28, 2017 at 1:45 PM
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    Thanks Joon! Looking forward to some trips
     
  15. Aug 28, 2017 at 1:52 PM
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    Eclipsed & Floating Over it.........

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    Pick one

    You're not invited to both :p
     
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    If you add me to the list I'm sure to be back out there sooner than you think
     
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  17. Aug 28, 2017 at 1:58 PM
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    As of now, @dcsleeper408 and I are planning to run Poker Flat this Saturday, Sept. 2nd. I won't know for sure for a couple of days since I've got major back pain right now. If we end up going, we'll probably meet somewhere in the East Bay around 7am and caravan. Then meet up with anyone else in Downieville, CA at around 11am. Just a heads up. Will post more info in the next couple of days when things are more concrete.

    Poker Flat 1.jpg
    Poker Flat 2.jpg
     
  18. Aug 28, 2017 at 2:40 PM
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    I'm going to pretend to be a doctor and tell you what to do, because I'm looking forward to running Poker Flat this weekend.
    Ice! Ibuprofen! Massage! Rest!
     
  19. Aug 28, 2017 at 2:41 PM
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    And to clarify, I'm not offering any of those, so don't ask.
     
  20. Aug 28, 2017 at 2:42 PM
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    @joonbug I really do want to go to Poker Flats. Take some pics/videos of it, I cant go this time maybe we can do it again later. You guys doing a day trip or over night?
     
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  21. Aug 28, 2017 at 2:50 PM
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    Day trip. I'm a little worried about the rocky section in the pics for any of the stock height guys but doesn't look too bad otherwise.
     
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  22. Aug 28, 2017 at 2:52 PM
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    So you're in Matt? My back was just about healed and then I decided to wash my truck yesterday and re-aggravated it. I'm pretty sure I'll be ok by Saturday. Otherwise I'm going to be drugged up. :confused:
     
  23. Aug 28, 2017 at 2:57 PM
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    Doesn't look bad. Description says moderate trail. Stock vehicles ok w skids.
     
  24. Aug 28, 2017 at 2:59 PM
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    I'm in. I'll be bringing my son with me.
     
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    yo. you can include me in any posts for off roading or for meet ups.
    Currently away from work, and my jeep won't pass smog, but everything will be fixed someday.
     
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  26. Aug 31, 2017 at 9:36 AM
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    So... Poker Flat is finally on! This Saturday, Sept. 2nd. So far we have...
    @joonbug - Joon
    @dcsleeper408 - Mark
    @GodlessPro - Matt & Son
    and probably 3-5 more trucks of Mark's friends.

    If anyone else is interested in going, let me know.

    We plan to meet in Dublin at around 6:30am and will leave no later than 7am.

    That should get us to the trailhead (N39 33.477 W120 50.043) by around 10:30am and should head out no later than 11am.

    Looks like it's going to be HOT... so bring some cold drinks and bring a sammich for lunch.

    Poker Flat 1.jpg
    Poker Flat 2.jpg
     
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  27. Aug 31, 2017 at 9:57 AM
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    I wouldn't give an exact time. There are a few fires in the area. The big Ponderosa fire about 3500 acres and 10% contained. As well as Pleasant Fire on the 49 near Sebastopol about 200 acres 10% contained. Not too worried about the Ponderosa further away, but with the temps scorching and fire fighters having a hard time because the location.
    The Pleasant fire is a much smaller one, but its on our way in. Just routed both ways to trail head and trail end. No road closures at the moment, but keep in mind fires might change our travel time.
     
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  28. Aug 31, 2017 at 10:10 AM
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    We should be ok. This route is faster and avoids pleasant fire.
    IMG_4840.jpg
     
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  29. Aug 31, 2017 at 10:14 AM
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    Maybe we can meet @GodlessPro in marysville.. assuming it will be our last pump/supply stop before trail.
     
  30. Aug 31, 2017 at 10:20 AM
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    jberry813

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    Just saw this. I've been camping/wheeling almost every weekend so I'm almost always down. I'll likely be leaving the tundra at home and be in the Tacoma though.
    I'll pass on Poker Flat this weekend. Too damn hot over there. I'll be out near Blue Lakes this weekend (Kirkwood area) if anyone else is trying to beat the heat.
     
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