Current Event: 5th Annual OR/WA TSF Camping and Wheeling Meet
Rules For Each Event
-For wheeling and demos, safety is number one. Treading lightly will be observed as well.
-It's more about attitude than what you drive or how you drive it.
-Any vehicle welcome, but remember we are focusing on Tacomas.
-Try to keep it clean. I want people to feel OK about bringing their family
-Skill and/or vehicle restriction will be noted in the event listing
-All vehicles must be in working order
-Although we keep things safe, please bring all your recovery gear. Straps break, winches fail, and not all of us have all the tools we should.
-You must have proper recovery points. If you ask for a recovery from me, I will ask for your permission to attach to what I feel is safest. If I cannot find a location that ensures human safety, I will leave you. If your vehicle becomes damaged during this rescue, you will assume all liability.
-Please bring a CB if you have it. It makes coordination on the trails much easier.
-If you damage your vehicle on the trail, you are responsible.
-If you break someone else's recovery gear while getting recovered, it is customary to help defray the costs by paying for some/all of the replacement cost. Remember, if they weren't there, you may not have a vehicle at all!
-If you get your gear damaged by someone and it is not part of the recovery process, then you will both need to come to an agreement through insurance or personal understanding.
-Spotters are not liable for vehicle damage
Special Rules For This Event:
Skill level is open to all levels. Please let us know what experience category you think you are in (easy/moderate/hard (with no damage)/extreme).
-Don't forget your OHV permit! *It is mandatory!
- REQUIRED FOR ALL VEHICLES OPERATING IN THE WOODS (except dirt bikes and quads): 1) 1 gallon of water or a 2.5 pound fire extinguisher 2) 1 shovel with an 8 inch blade and at least 26 inches long from the tip of the blade to the tip of the handle (personally, I would suggest 5 gal water and 2.5lbs ABC extinguisher at minimum)
Date: June 27th - June 29th
-Please see the map. Camping location is TBA
-Caravan meetup point: Please see the map, see North Plains McDonalds or Rogers Staging Area. Discuss in this thread your caravan plans or how you wish to arrive
-Caravan leaves at 8:00 each morning
-Camp will have a general meet n' greet, vehicle prep, then hit trails by 9:30 - 10:00
Caravan organizer TBA
-The first day is basically arriving and setting up camp. Those who arrive early are welcome to do some runs.
-Saturday will be a full day of wheeling, all different levels of trails. We typically end for dinner, plan on having lunch on the trail. Bypasses are plentiful, and we can split into different difficulty groups if needed
-Sunday will be open agenda.
- See above link for the OHV permit.
- Regular camping is $10/day per site, $2 for additional vehicles (Motorcycles, ATVs, and 4x4s brought in on trailers do not count as extra vehicles). In past events, some campers have skipped paying fees. TSF is an expensive forest to keep running, and the Forest Service is continuously facing budget cuts and lowered resources. This is one way we can show our support and assist in keeping things running for such a low cost. Last year, I attempted to collect all the fees for payment so we could keep cost at a minimum. Unfortunately, some people did not wish to pay their share, so this year you are on your own for camping fees unless you pre-arrange with Snowgod06 and have payment ready upon arrival.
- Optionally, you can do dispersed camping for free
-CB Channel 22 unless you hear otherwise.
-Difficulty rating goes Green/Blue/Black/Double Black/Triple Black. We will make groups based on everyone's comfort level
-You can pick up a confusing-but-helpful TSF trail map from the Shell station along the way (see the map). They are free. Please let the caravan know you need to stop for one
-In previous trips, we have attempted to support new drivers. However, thisturns a Tacoma reunion vacation into a work event, and those volunteering their time end up driving long distances to participate in a weekend job. There's opportunities and times for training in other events, and if you are interested in that, please ask and we can organize a separate event.
-You can see pictures here, here and here
Campers marked in blue, bikers with star
*Snowgod06 + 1 - all days (most likely first to arrive), riding dirtbikes
Chickenmunga + Benson_X as passenger - All days (arrive late Friday), medium/hard
541joseph - all days (arrive late Friday, 2100ish), medium
*J88logue - arrive Saturday morning
gdry06 - Friday only after work
Example photos can be found here
Current Event talk can be found here. Please post up if you are attending in that thread and I will add you here.