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January 22, 2017 Comments (2) Camping, Desert, Primitive Camping

RUN TO THE SUN-2017

Date: March 24th – 26th March 2017

Location: Trona Pinnacles, CA.

California 178, 1.8 miles south of Trona. Graded road marked RM143 GPS: N35 40.89 W117 23.44. You’ll find the Pinnacles 6 miles up the graded road . This is an easy trail that shouldn’t require 4×4. All trails in the area are easy, but can get muddy if it rains.

The Run To The Sun Event:

This is a FREE Overlanding style camping event. It is a Family friendly meet and greet of like-minded individuals, who are passionate about backcountry, overland, vehicle assisted, adventure.

This event takes place on BLM land and we ask everyone to practice the Tread Lightly principles. Pack it in and pack it out and let’s leave the Pinnacles better than we find
them. Failure to do this will prevent TAP from obtaining permits in the future.   

 

PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO READ OUR HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT.  YOU AND ALL OF YOUR GUESTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN ONE UPON ARRIVAL  TAP RUN TO THE SUN 2017 HOLD HARMLESS.

 

 

 


Registration:

REGISTRATION GOES LIVE FEBRUARY 1st 8AM PST ON THE TAP FORUM. YOU NEED TO BE A FORUM MEMBER TO BE ABLE TO REGISTER. REGISTRATION IS FREE.

CLICK HERE TO BECOME A TAP FORUM MEMBER.

We have a 100 RIG LIMIT for the event and once this is reached, we’ll generate an official Wait List. Registration is for ONE RIG and it’s occupants. Each registered rig will receive a Run to the Sun event sticker and TAP CAP of your choice. When you register please indicate the style of cap desired, (TRAIL BOSS or OAM). These will be handed out at the check-in tent at the event.

OAM Black small

OAM-On A Mission

Trail Boss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upon Arrival you must sign in with us at the Check In tent, which will be located  as you enter the Pinnacles area. At check-in you will sign a “Hold Harmless” document and receive your raffle ticket and event merchandise.

Event T-Shirts Coming Soon!

 

Run To The Sun T-shirts will be available for pre-orders….stay tuned.


COMPETITIONS: Click here for a list of competition and raffle supporters

BEST RIG COMPETITION: Each REGISTRANT gets a # and you all vote for the winner. One vote per registrant. Prizes for the top three.

BEST CAMP SET-UP COMPETITION: Each REGISTRANT gets a # and you all vote for the winner. One vote per registrant. Prizes for the top three.

RAFFLE: Every registrant will receive free raffle tickets.

 


FREE TRAINING CLINICS:

These will be presented by renowned 4×4 trainer and adventure guide -Bob Wohlers www.discoveroffroading.com

The trainings will be as follows:

“Not Your Average Winching Clinic”

By the end of this Clinic you’ll be able to:
– Decide if winching is the proper extraction/recovery approach for a given situation
– Operate your winch safely and effectively
– Use Bob’s all important and very complete “Stuck Assessment and Recovery Plan —Checklist™” (Plus, you’ll get a free copy!)
– Identify and use important Safety-Specific, Connection Point, and Winch Capacity and – Capability Accessories
– Intelligently choose and use natural anchor points (rock, tree, stump) and frame-mounted connection points on vehicles
– Intelligently use the Pull Pal
– Organize your own Self-Recovery and Vehicle-Assisted Winch Rigging Set-Ups

“Get Ready For Your Flat Tire NOW”

By the end of this Clinic you’ll be able to:
– Repair a variety of tire problems in the field
– Identify and use various important tire repair tools (Bob will show you every important tool you need to repair tires in the field.)
– Pick just the right tire-repair kit for your needs (Bob will show you every commercially-available tire repair kit on the market!)
– Repair simple tread punctures
– Repair small and large sidewall tears
– Remove a tire from its rim in the field
– Replace a tire back onto a rim in the field
– Remove and replace a damaged valve stem in the field without removing the tire from its rim (This is worth the price of admission!)
– Make a comparison between compressors and CO2 tire inflation systems (You can try every unit I have for yourself!)

“In The Remote Backcountry – Satellite Communicators are King”

By the end of this Clinic, you’ll be able to:
– Explain why you MUST own a Satellite communicator to protect OTHERS (“Hey, it’s not ALL about YOU!”)
– Explain the basic differences between a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) and a Satellite Emergency Notification Device (SEND) unit.
– Explain what the heck is COSPAS-SARSAT.
– Explain the basic procedure of how a PLB unit notifies Search and Rescue personnel in an emergency.
– Explain the basic procedure of how a SEND unit notifies friends, family, and Search and Rescue personnel.
– Explain why the SatPhone is the ultimate satellite communicator.
– Decide (by actually touching and examining) which correct satellite communicator you should own. (“Now it is all about YOU!”)


Event Schedule:

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FRIDAY:
-1400: Arrivals
-1800: Group Happy Hour and introductions
-1900: Campfire

SATURDAY:
-Training clinics (Times TBD)
-Exploring the area
-Hanging in camp
–1700: Prize giving and Raffle.
–1800: Group Photo
-1900: Campfire

SUNDAY:
-Training clinic (Time TDB)
-Exploring area
–1500:Break camp


GENERAL EVENT RULES:
– Respect others
– Tread Lightly
– No shooting
– Pack it in and pack it out
– Camp quiet time Midnight and No generators are to be used on site.
– Camp speed limit 5 MPH for safety and dust.
– This is a kid and dog friendly event, however, both need to be under control. (Note: Dogs can be off leash, but need to be safe and obedient. This is also a known coyote pack area, so be careful with your dog. TAP has personally experienced a coyote incident at the pinnacles and will not be bringing Bluedog to the event).
– Campfires need to be either in containers or “fire in a can”. If you intend to have a campfire you will need a camp fire permit issued by the BLM. These are free and can be obtained on line at http://www.fire.ca.gov/communications/communications_firesafety_camping_campfirepermits.
– This is not a commercial event. However there will be vendors in attendance, so feel free to look at there gear and chat about what they have to offer. Absolutely no commercial tables, EZ-ups or brand advertising flags etc.
– There is one pit toilet only. Please do not dump trash in the toilet. We recommend you bring your own facilities and pack it out.


BLM LAND RULES – (YES, we are subject to their rules and regulations. It is what it is so PLEASE no political bitching about it.)

The following rules apply on public lands administered by the BLM California Desert District unless explicitly authorized by a permit or other authorization document issued by the BLM:

1. Public nudity is prohibited at all developed sites and areas and all ORV open areas. Nudity in a place where a person may be observed by another person is prohibited. This rule is in effect for all Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) open areas and also developed sites and areas managed by the El Centro, Barstow, Palm Springs- South Coast, Ridgecrest, and Needles Field Offices.

2. It is prohibited for a person to ride in or transport another person in or on a portion of an ORV or trailer that is not designed or intended for the transport of passengers. This rule is in effect for all land managed by the El Centro, Barstow, Palm Springs-South Coast, Ridgecrest, and Needles Field Offices.

3. It is prohibited to use as firewood, or have in their possession, any firewood materials containing nails, screws, or other metal hardware, including, but not limited to, wood pallets and/or construction debris. This rule is in effect for all land managed by the El Centro, Barstow, Palm Springs-South Coast, Ridgecrest, and Needles Field Offices.

4. Possession of glass beverage containers is prohibited in all developed sites and areas and all ORV open areas. This rule is in effect for all Off-Road Vehi-cle (ORV) open areas and also developed sites and areas managed by the El Centro, Barstow, Palm Springs-South Coast, Ridgecrest, and Needles Field Offices.

5. It is prohibited to place into the ground any non-flexible object such as, but not limited to, metal or wood stakes, poles, or pipes, with the exception of small tents or awning stakes, at all developed sites and areas and all ORV open areas. This rule is in effect for all Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) open areas and also developed sites and areas managed by the El Centro, Barstow, Palm Springs-South Coast, Ridgecrest, and Needles Field Offices.

6. It is prohibited to reserve or save a camping space for another person at all developed sites and areas and all ORV open areas. This rule is in effect for all Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) open areas and also developed sites and areas managed by the El Centro, Barstow, Palm Springs-South Coast, Ridgecrest, and Needles Field Offices.

7. All persons must keep their sites free of trash and litter during the period of occupancy. This rule is in effect for all land managed by the El Centro, Barstow, Palm Springs-South Coast, Ridgecrest, and Needles Field Offices.

REGISTRATION WILL GO LIVE ON THE TAP FORUM EVENT SECTION FEBRUARY 1st 8AM PST. TO REGISTER YOU NEED TO BE A FORUM MEMBER, WHICH IS FREE.

CLICK HERE TO BECOME A TAP FORUM MEMBER

 

2 Responses to RUN TO THE SUN-2017

  1. Thomas says:

    Cant find where to sign up