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Capo Valley 4 Wheelers
Capo Valley Four Wheelers

Off Road 101

August 27th 2016

Description

Update to location Azusa Canyon: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/angeles/maps-pubs/?cid=stelprdb5318342

The cost is $8 to get into the area which is paid at the entry gate to the Forest Service. 

You can meet us at the Dennis on Alicia at 630am or at Azusa Canyon at 8am

This off road 101 class will cover:

  1. Recommended list of items to carry in your vehicle at all times.
  2. Pre-trip planning 
  3. We'll cover trail rating systems as well as how to rate trails. 
  4. Things to consider if you're the trail guide
  5. Spotting
  6. Basic recovery
  7. Before you hit the road to go home
  8. Additional/optional equipment

The concepts in the course are things I've learned and picked up over many years.  However, these are not the only way to do things and you might not even tthink they're the best way.  I would like you attend with an open mind so that we can learn from each other. 

Contact me if you're interested in my knowing my qualifications and I will give a short autobiography to the attendees.

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

Additional Notes

Pack your rig as if you're going on an offroad trip

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

Location

Rendezvous @ Denny's at Alicia in Mission Viejo

http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_MEDIA/stelprdb5318343.bmp

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