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Going Topless 2017


This is what I am looking forward to next!  Our Going Topless Event in May!!  Are you joining us May 20, 2017

This is a National Event with local Jeep enthusiasts doing their own local events, if you have a Jeep then join us!!

GTD Plans: Join the NorCal Jeeps for a day of topless off road fun! The group will be meeting at 9am before heading out on a stock-friendly portion of Samoa Dunes Recreation Area. There will be raffles, 4 Miles of Beach, camping, and a day of Jeeping with Jeep friends! (oIIIIIIo)

Click here for info on where we are going:
Samoa Dune Guide

Located on the southern tip of Samoa, across from Eureka, this park features a boat launch into Humboldt Bay and RV camping facilities. On the ocean side of the Samoa Peninsula, there are literally miles of beaches to explore.

And for those that just want to camp outdoors there is a campground by the OHV Park, its first come first camp!

Adjacent to the Samoa Dunes Recreation Area, a convenient camping spot for those using the OHV (Off Highway Vehicle) trails:
$20 per Vehicle
http://redwoods.info/showrecord.asp?id=1621&source=Search+Results
County Campground – First Come First Served, No reservations. Questions, call 707.445.7651
There is a resident camp host.
25 RV sites – tent sites
Facility has restroom and shower

For those of you who want to stay close by without camping – Best Western has a place just across the Bay – good ratings and I have a friend that recommended this one:
http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/US/CA/Eureka-hotels/BEST-WESTERN-PLUS-Bayshore-Inn/Hotel-Overview.do?propertyCode=05574&cm_mmc=BL-_-Google-_-GMB-_-05574

Samoa Cookhouse is just down the road for some family style dining: http://www.samoacookhouse.net/

Details will be added to this page.
Can’t wait…. 🙂

 FRIDAY MORNING  – Coming from Redding

Jan is leaving Redding early Friday morning, the plan is to go Hwy 36 and have dinner at Eel River Brewery, it may change tho, and we will set up camp for Friday night for those who are camping, let us know so we can reserve you a spot

If you are taking Hwy 36 to Fortuna, this route takes about 1/2 hour longer but there is no construction on hwy.

SATURDAY MORNING

I have heard some were heading over Saturday morning but haven’t heard what time, if you are heading over on Saturday leave a post for us on the Facebook Event page so we can update with your details.

CHECK OUT OUR RAFFLE ITEM: A Big Thank you to the following supporters of NorCal Jeeps and the Go Topless Event:

THANK YOU TO OUR JEEP VENDORS FOR SUPPORTING NORCAL JEEPS

RUGGED RIDGE
SJ DENHAM
SPIDERWEBSHADE
FOREVER WAVE

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Rock Crawling with NorCal Jeeps…


NorCal Jeeps headed out to Rock Creek for some off roading.  Joe was our trail leader, the 3 other Jeeps followed. The trail followed the Power lines, so we went as far as we could until we hit a locked gate with a group of trailers, not sure if it was a campsite, or a temporary rv park, but it stopped us.

We doubled back along the Power Lines and some of us did some extreme rock crawling and some of us videoed the rock crawling.

Joe & Teresa (White YJ) and Jason & Michelle ZTRLTOY (Grey Jeep) were the Rock Crawlers. I love watching them; with a lift and some bigger tires they had all kinds of fun on the trail today. Great place to check out the flex in these Jeeps.

Having a stock Jeep limits you to some of the rock crawling we did, but we, I had a great time out on the trail.  I am always up for a challenge, I am ready to go again… 😉

 

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BIG BEAR at Firestone GC78


BIG BEAR A

GC78 Firestone by Scott Hinds

BIG BEAR’s birthday wish was to do this cache, it was published 10/02/2000 called Firestone.  It is located near Bodega Bay, North of San Francisco. So after biking the Golden Gate park earlier in the day, we jumped in the Jeep and headed north up Hwy 1 to the cache location.  The road into the cache was winding but it was a beautiful drive.

This was rated a 1/1 but we parked at the closest point and walked over, looked down and thought no way this is a 1 terrain.  We did see a trail though and later found out if you parked at the Trail Head (which we passed on the way up to the cache) that you could have an easy hike into this cache that was a terrain of 1.    Since we were at the closest point we through caution to the wind and started our way down to the cache, our terrain was about a 4.  It was very steep, but the views were extraordinary… it was beautiful.  There was no fog and we got there just about Sunset to witness one of the prettiest views of the ocean.

There aren’t too many of these old caches left and this one filled in a spot, or rather a date on our “Finds by Placed Month” calendar.  The caches with the older years for 2000 and 2001 are few and far between.  They were published when Geocaching was just beginning and now are very sought after caches.  On Firestone at the time there are only 260 finds for the cache.  For being published 11 years ago you would think there would be a lot more finds.  I hope this cache stays active, the owner has stated on his cache page that he has moved and it is difficult for him to maintain it, the Geocaching family is pretty good however at helping to maintain caches if they know that the owner can’t do it himself.  Trying to fill in the Jasmer Challenge Calendar: GC1GBC1 The Jasmer Challenge (Northern California Edition) by jasmerb

This cache for me will be remembered for not only the numbers it fills in for me but the memory of one of the most beautiful spots I have ever been to, and we ended the day by watching the sun go down. Perfect ending to a perfect caching day and it was a great way to honor my best friend’s birthday!

Happy Birthday BIG BEAR!

BIG BEAR’s Birthday Caching Weekend


BIG BEAR and Sean strategizing

It’s BIG BEAR’s Birthday and what does he want to do? You got it, Geocache!  We met up with our good friend Sean Stafford at San Francisco Golden Gate  Park to cache the park on our bikes.  We are off at 9:30 Sunday morning with what looked like a perfect day in front of us.  Starting cache: GC256C6 Crossroads by irwinSports and then heading East staying on the bike trails and walking our bikes in areas where bicycles were not allowed.

BIG BEAR and Sean

The caches are varied for the most part, some were just baggies with logs in not so great shape, and then some were lock n locks that have been replaced or are showing their age.  It seems to be very hard to maintain a cache in the park because of the homeless and just the non stop visitors with children and dogs.  Caches have to be hidden well to not be a target for a muggle.

Tru2Cntry and Sean

We found all but  a couple of the caches we set our GPS‘s on, and the different locations were all fun places to visit in the part.  Some of the caches offered up some history, while others were memorials to War Heroes or Aids victims, but all were great fun to track down.  It was a great place to take the bikes and ride to cache and also get to visit one of the most beautifil places in San Francisco.

I had never been to Golden Gate Park and while we rode most of the day, quitting at 2:30 only allowed us to ride and cache half of the park, we still have another half of the park left to see for a future Caching Adventure.   It was a great way to spend the day with BIG BEAR and Sean, caching and biking in a beautiful park to celebrate BIG BEAR’s birthday.

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English: Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gat...

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Something Old in Vacaville


Christmas Tree Trimming in Vacaville

I have visited Vacaville many times because of the great Factory Outlet Stores they have there, and I use to visit the Nut Tree when it was open years ago, it was a great little place to shop for gifts, and chocolate, it reminded me of a Harry & David’s in Oregon. I was staying in Vacaville last week with BIG BEAR for the Thanksgiving Holiday and while he had to go to work he encouraged me to do the Virtuals in downtown Vacaville. So I loaded up the GPS’r and took off for the day.

I had a great time walking the little Town Hall and learning the History of Vacaville. It just so happened that they were putting up the Christmas Tree and all the trimmings for the Christmas Holiday while I was there. It was a beautiful fall day and I really enjoyed the little town of Vacaville.

I was able to do all 3 Virturals in town, most of the tour took me through the little town and then I drove down to the City Hall and over to the Cemetary to finish the rest of the Tour. I found a 100 Year Old tree, and some old School Bells that used to tell the children in the area that School was about to begin. Vacaville was also home to one of the Pony Express Stops. I have a whole new appreciation for Vacaville besides just coming to shop I got acquainted with its past and I will visit the little Town Square again when I come to town.

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