Sherman Pass / Monache Meadows Trip

July 8th 2011


Our plan is to run the Sherman Pass and Monache Meadows Trails with 2 nights of camping in Monache Meadows.

Spoke to the Blackrock Ranger Station - they expect to have the trails open by 4th of July weekend.  They have had a record snow season and are working hard to get the trails clear and remove the downed trees.  They said there will be a good chance of some snow on the trail.

We have never run these trails before and are not familiar with this area.  We are still working on the specific details and would appreciate any input or suggestions. Our goal is to have a kick-back weekend with some 4-wheeling, exploring and even a little fishing on the Kern River.

We plan on leaving San Clemente around 7:00 Friday morning and meeting up at the Blackrock Ranger Station and departing around noon on Friday.  Additional details will be posted as soon as we figure them out :)

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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

  • 33+ Sized Tire

Trail Rating

Trail Rating 3

Difficulty Level: 3

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 @ Blackrock Ranger Station

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