Juniper Springs with Land Rover Club of San Diego

July 29th 2011


Run Checklist

Always Required

  • HAM Radio on 146.550 MHz
  • Full-Sized Spare Tire
  • Seat Belts
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Battery Tiedown
  • Working Brakes
  • Tow Straps
  • Tow Points

Run Requirements

  • 4LO Transfer Case

Run Recommendations

  • Front Axle Locker
  • Rear Axle Locker

Additional Notes

Required Equipment For Each Vehicle on my runs: Your safety, as well as the safety and enjoyment of others, requires that all participants have the equipment listed below: 1. Seat Belts for all Occupants 2. CB or FRS radio (FRS radio as long the driver can provide one for another vehicle that has CB. Cell phones are not acceptable substitutes.) 3. Full Size Spare, Suitable jack, tools to remove lug nuts and lock nuts 4. Fire Extinguisher with gauge indicating full charge, appropriately mounted 5. Tow Strap or rope, with no metal hooks, and with a capacity of at least 15000 pounds 6. Tow Attachment points (hooks, shackles, receiver hitch w/shackle) FRONT and REAR. Please, no tow balls and no exceptions. 7. 4WD Vehicle with 2 Speed Transfer Case(Unless trip description allows for 2WD) 8. Roll Bar or Hard Top 9. Functional parking brake 10. First aid kit (include what you would want when you’re hurt or in pain) 11. Valid Driver License and Proof of Insurance Some runs require additional equipment based on the Run Difficulty Rating or based on the Run Leader’s opinion as to the equipment needed to successfully accomplish the trail. See Run Announcement Message and the Rating System or contact me for questions regarding equipment required for a specific run. To avoid inconvenience and possible embarrassment, please make sure you have all the equipment needed when you arrive at the run.

Trail Rating

Trail Rating 1

Difficulty Level: 1

Trail Rating 1 Graded road; Any 4x4 vehicle or higher clearance 2x4 vehicle with no other modifications
Trail Rating 2 Road rarely maintained; 4x4 with no low bumpers. Anti-sway bar disconnects recommended. Minimum 30" tires and some off-road experience is helpful
Trail Rating 3 Difficult terrain and road rarely maintained; 33" tires, Suspension lift, Off-road driving experience, body armor and Rear locker recommended. Stock vehicles will likely take damage
Trail Rating 4 Very difficult terrain, road never maintained; 33" tires, sway-bar disconnects, Rear locker, and Rock sliders required. 35" tires, front locker, Full cage, and 4:1 transfer-case recommended. Chance of mechanical failure and body damage
Trail Rating 5 Extremely difficult terrain with large obstacles and roll over potential; Full cage required, 37" tires strongly recommended. Good chance of mechanical failure and strong chance of body damage


Rendezvous @ Contact me to set up.

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Juniper Springs Group Camp / Big Bear Mountain

We Have Friday & Saturday Night Reserved! July 29th - 31st.



Trip Description: Everyone Welcome! Enjoy Big Bear at YOUR Leisure...Optional Trail Run Fri & Sat. TBD...Suited to Participants Vehicle/Skill Level Rating: All levels, Easy to Difficult Big Bear has everything! Take Advantage of Big Bears Discovery Ctr. Planned Activities (canoeing, hiking,kayaking, nature walks, arts & crafts, Sat Night Music Festival etc.) Check & Click on the calendar day for list of free and small cost family events!

I'm thinking Canoe Tour Friday 7/29 4-6pm, Who's with me!!!


Time & Place to Meet: I'm going up Friday, July 29th.




Getting There:

Juniper Springs Group Camp (CA)

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.21972, -116.71639

In Southern Ca 45 miles from San Bernardino. Take I-10 east, (State Highway 330) to Running Springs. State Highway 18 to Big Bear Lake Dam. State Highway 38 17.9 miles, 2N01 (Obscure dirt road). First 100 yards semi-rough, left 2.5 miles, 2N64Y right .6 miles to campground.




What to bring: Adventurous Spirit!

Picnic lunch,

Extra water (gallon per day per person), munchies

If camping, Friday, Saturday dinner, Saturday breakfast and lunch. Sunday Breakfast. We'll do a group Happy Hour on Friday & Saturday. Bring your favorite Beverage & Snacks to Share!

Sunscreen and hat.

CB radio with external antenna (very highly recommended)

Any recovery and emergency gear you may have.

Any necessary tire changing tools, including anti-theft lug nut keys

Camping gear appropriate for primitive camping

Vehicles with smaller gas tanks, additional gas recommended






CB Channel: 31 primary, 35 alternate



Please indicate your day of arrival and whether or not your camping. Leaving a cell phone number is helpful in case of last minute changes.


Notes: An Adventure Pass is required in the San Bernardino National Forest. Daily or yearly passes are available at Forest Service facilities and vendors such as Sport’s Authority, Big 5, and REI. Please obtain one prior to the trip. Mountain weather is always unpredictable. Check the weather and be prepared. Trail selection is tentative, subject to change at any time based on current road open and closure status by the Forest Service.

Currently Fires are allowed in camp fire rings only! BUT could change by July 29th so call Ranger Station 1-909-382-2790 for latest news. Propane stoves, lanterns and heaters are OK.



Juniper Springs Group area is located in the San Bernardino Mountains forty-five miles from San Bernardino, California, at an elevation of 7,739 feet. Campground is situated in a pinyon-juniper woodland and meadow with a small lake. Access by 4 wheel drive vehicles, this site is very remote and very primitive.
Toilet and non-potable water are provided. There is no trash collection provided. The nearest showers are at Serrano Campground, fifteen miles away. Campground capacity is 40 persons.

Markets and restaurants can be found in Big Bear (eleven miles). Popular activities include boating, fishing and swimming at Big Bear Lake. Hiking, biking and OHV routes are nearby.
Access is via a graded dirt road - Low clearance vehicles are not recommended. All Land Rovers can easily access.
Adventure Pass required for parking anywhere outside of campground within National Forest.





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