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2015 Annual Event

Posted By Disco2Guy on 09 March 2015 - 07:05 PM

The 2015 NCLR 9th Annual Event
October 2nd - 4th, Hollister Hills SVRA - Hollister, CA

NCLR Members,

It's that time of the year for our club’s Annual Event, the mid-season opportunity for members and our families to get together on the trail and around the campfire to share stories, learn some new skills and share plans for future trips.

WHERE: This year's 2015 Annual Event will again be held in the large group-camping area known as Area 5 in Hollister SVRA
WHEN: Friday October 2nd to Sunday October 4th
WHAT to look forward to:

  • Scheduled trail runs and skills activities & training for beginners, intermediate and advanced throughout the park.
  • RoverWare will host a Kids Corner activities including cooking bread on a stick -- No, really!
  • “Family Dinner” Saturday night presented by Mexxi's Restaurant & Catering (We hear he has a new smoker!)
  • Keynote Speaker: Stay and listen to renowned Land Rover enthusiast and Off-Road Driving Instructor Tim Scully share tales of his amazing work with Land Rover both launching New Vehicle Campaigns and creating brilliant off-road driving events around the world.
  • RAFFLE! Your chance to win some awesome gear from great partners like Lucky8, Atlantic British, Rovers North, Aquatic A/V and PREMIUM RAFFLE of a TEPUI Roof Top Tent!! Check it all out here!
  • AfterGlow – Put the kids to bed and fill your cup. Join friends old and new around a campfire and catch the 2015 Highlight reel! VIDEO Submissions welcome and encouraged! Upload your videos here
  • Wake up, grab a cup of coffee and go ahead and pack your kitchen because British Recyclers and the Board of Directors are cooking up Breakfast! Note: this is NOT your trail oatmeal!
Come join your fellow members, their families and prospective members for a weekend of off-road fun and share in what is special about your NorCal Land Rover Club!

Registration is OPEN! Your RSVP is essential so we can give an accurate count for food, activities and a very special door prize! See you there!
Additional Information: [Forum Post]

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NCLR 11th annual event!

Posted By DHappel on 17 July 2017 - 10:00 PM

You know it, you love it - it's the Annual!

As always, we'll be at Area 5 in Hollister Hills SVRA. Look for details in upcoming forum threads.
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Posted By DHappel on 22 May 2016 - 07:51 PM

Monthly Off-Road Gathering

We're returning to Hollister Hills for September

For questions or more info, PM Don at Dhappel

10AM at the Hollister Hills SVRA entrance (ranger) station. Plan to bring snacks or lunch as we'll likely be on the trail until the afternoon though there is no defined stop time.
Will be monitoring 146.460 and I'll have my cell with me 510-825-5056 though the service is very poor in the area so don't count on phone.
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Posted By DHappel on 17 July 2017 - 09:57 PM

First saturday of the month....that means MORG!

Returning to our old stomping grounds for August - Hollister Hills SVRA. As always, plan to meet at the ranger station at 10:00AM. We'll be monitoring 146.460.

All Rovers welcome - first timers, stock trucks, experienced hands, or fully built rigs - come one, come all!
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March MORG

Posted By DHappel on 26 February 2016 - 10:32 AM


With the predicted 50 mph winds and heavy rains w/chance of thunderstorms we've cancelled this month's MORG - looking forward to seeing all of you next time out.

Check the thread for more details.

Discussion thread here: http://norcalrovers....211-march-morg/
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NCLR East Bay Chapter - "Drip in the Dirt" (DitD)

Posted By GraemeWare on 05 October 2015 - 11:14 AM

What: This is a one-off event initially, that could become a monthly event, maybe every first Thursday of the month. See further details below.

Biryani Pot
39277 Cedar Blvd
Newark, CA 94560

Tel: 510 745 9870



When: November 5th, 6:30 for 7:00pm

Who: Open to all members and their families. Please RSVP in the calendar to confirm your attendance...

This is NCLR's first gathering at Anudeep's new restaurant that specializes in fresh authentic Hyderabadi food.
Come out and support your fellow club members please.
Great reviews on Yelp and from our own members.
Note: The restaurant does not yet have a beer or wine license, so if you need that you'll have to attend the Peninsula Chapter DitDs every forth Thursday on the other side of the bay.

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Thanksgiving Day

Posted By RedRover on 20 August 2015 - 06:37 AM

Thanksgiving Day
November 26th

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Sacramento Chapter Get-Together - July

Posted By Justin on 16 July 2015 - 08:09 PM

Sacramento Chapter Get-Together
July 23rd, 7:00PM

Event Coordinator: Justin Cambra

What: Get those Sacramento Rover members together at a place that serves good food and great drink.
Where: ***UPDATED*** The Kilt Pub [MAP]


Address 4235 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95864
Phone (916) 487-4979

Arriving at 7PM
Who: Open. Please RSVP in the calendar to confirm your attendance... also check out the forum post link below.
Additional information: Forum Post

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Corral Hollow / Sour Grass Trail

Posted By ndamico on 10 July 2015 - 09:17 AM

Corral Hollow / Sour Grass Trail
September 26-27th

We are planning a trip to run the Corral Hollow and Sourgrass trails in Alpine & Calaveras Counties. Corral Hollow is 14 miles long. Travel time should be about 4 hours. Running the trail from west to east, the first 90% was doable with just about any rover. The last 10% was a lot harder (not as hard as slickrock). Greg pulled it off in the Bone Stock LR4 with stock tires using land rover's magic traction control. He didn't get any body damage. This is one of the most beautiful trails i've ever seen. There are many primitive campsites with awesome 360* views for miles. The trail can be run either direction and that will be finalized later on. There is an old bear trappers cabin that a nice piece of history to see as well.


Sourgrass trail is located In Camp Connell/Dorrington about 15 miles down HWY 5 from Corral Hollow. It is only 3 miles long and is a fun challenging trail that runs along the Stanislaus River. Travel time would probably be a few hours. I ran the trail in my LR4 with 31" Tires and rods and didn't hit my sliders although they wouldn't hurt, especially if you have a low-clearance vehicle. I would say part of the trail reminded me of slickrock but to a slightly lesser degree. I have only run the first 2 miles and turned around which was 2.5 hours. This is an out-and-back, low-range, slower moving trail.

Having done both shaver and slickrock i will say none of these were that hard. corralll hollow was a cakewalk until the last mile. there is a really cool bear trappers cabin that people are free to use as long as they replenish what the take. essentially you could drive to the bear cabin and spend the night. then in the morning, turn left for more 4x4 fun, or turn right and go back out the way you came. there are a few stream crossings but nothing a stock rover wouldn't eat for breakfast.

I would like to invite everyone who participates to our place for a BBQ/relaxation fest afterwards. Sourgrass trail is located at the back of the neighborhood where our cabin in. My family is truly blessed to have a place up here and the trails are wonderful. There are so many, many more, i hope this will be the first of several trips.

Here are the photos from 4th of July when we did both Sourgrass and Corral Hollow:


Link to the planning thread:

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Carnegie/Tesla Expansion : Comment Workshop

Posted By RedRover on 28 May 2015 - 06:47 PM

Carnegie/Tesla Expansion : Comment Workshop
May 31, 9:00AM

The California Off Road Vehicle Association is sponsoring a workshop to teach Carnegie Expansion stakeholders how to write the kinds of comments needed to facilitate the much-needed expansion.

Location: La Quinta Livermore [Map]
Time: 9:00AM - mid afternoon

More information: Forum Post
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Western National Land Rover Rally

Posted By RedRover on 18 March 2015 - 11:02 PM

Western National Land Rover Rally (presented by AZLRO)
October 8th-11th

Trip Coordinator: AZLRO (Arizona Land Rover Owners)
What: This is the inaugural rally event for the western region. Facebook has the most recent information (available here.)
Where: Sedona, AZ [Map]
Who: Open to all Land Rover owners & enthusiasts.
Additional information:

NCLR Forum Post
Main WNLRR Site (wnlrr.com)
WNLRR (Facebook)

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Sacramento June DITD

Posted By Justin on 05 June 2017 - 07:00 AM

Its that time again

This month it will be hosted at Brass Tap in Rocklin. A good customer of ours helped do all the interior design for the location and was able to secure a few parking reserved spots for our rovers as well as plans to have a few camel trophy related videos on the big screen.


Address: 5150 Commons Dr Suite 101, Rocklin, CA 95677

June 8th, 2017
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MORG - HAM radio tech

Posted By DHappel on 26 April 2017 - 08:10 PM

It's time for the May MORG

This time we'll be back to our old favorite Holister Hills SVRA. As usual, meet at the ranger station at 10:00AM.

We'll be monitoring 146.460

Speaking of HAM - this month Jared will be giving a talk about HAM radios - what to look for, hand-held vs truck mount, antenna selection and placement, etc - you have questions, he has answers!

Please PM Don (Dhappel) if you have an questions. As always, any and all Rover fans are invited to join us and see what NCLR is all about.
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Oceano Dunes North Meets South Event NOV 11-13

Posted By lutz on 19 July 2016 - 06:51 PM

Trip Planner: Lutz

Trail Leader: None. This is an NCLR gathering similar to the MORG @ Hollister. No trip leader. Ea person is responsible for their action and need to abide by Oceano SVRA park rules and regulations: http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=1215

Date/Time: NOV 4-6

Brief Trail Description: Welcome to Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA). Formerly Pismo Dunes SVRA, this sand dune complex is geologically unique and also provides an impressive playground for off-highway enthusiasts from throughout the United States. Oceano Dunes also offers visitors other recreational activities such as swimming, surfing, surf fishing, camping, and hiking: http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=1207

Meeting Location: Eucalyptus Campground; look for me .I will be there in the morning.

Directions to Oceano Dunes and Eucalyptus Campground:

Use this address for your vehicle GPS: 100 Pier Ave, Oceano, CA.

Or take:
- North or South Interstate 101.
- Take the Grand Avenue exit.
- Turn right (heading west).
- Approx 2 miles turn left on Pacific Coast Highway intersection
- Approx 1 mile turn right on Pier Avenue intersection (light).
- Aprox. ½ mile is the entrance to Oceano, SVRA (100 Pier Ave)

Here's an aerial view of this SVRA park: http://www.classicca...m/dunesmap.htm#

As you can see in the aerial view, there's the "Pier Ave" ramp (100 Pier Ave); follow Pole 1, 2, 3....

Use the map provided to get the camp - after Pole 6 and before Pole 7 (Competition Hill), turn towards camp.

Radio Ham
146.460 NCLR
147.0300 127.3

Fees (yes); Make your reservation: [url="""]http://www.reserveam...earchResults.do[/url]

Vehicle Requirements: Stock Land Rovers welcomed, but best with high clearance 4x4 vehicles. Air down to the recommend psi for your tires/vehicles while on the beach; for example, I'm running 255/85/16 KMs on my D2 - going down between 10-15 psi. Also make sure your vehicle is in good working condition.

Required Safety Equipment: flag can be picked up next to the entrance to the beach, fire extinguisher

Required Recovery Equipment: Strong recovery points (front and rear)

Misc Equipment: shovel, first aid kit, repair tools (to suit your vehicle), tire gauge and tire pump.

Weather Forecast and Trail Conditions: mostly sunny; windy highs in the 60s lows in the 40s at night.

Expected Trail conditions: Will check as we get closer to the date.

Clothing Suggestions: warm weather but bring layers as it gets cold at night.

Property Information
Oceano SVRA Ranger Station
928 Pacific Blvd.
Oceano CA
Call 911 for emergencies

Entrance to the Park
100 Pier Ave.
Oceano, CA

Nearby Towing and Repair Services info: Kautz Towing (805) 489-2336

Gas/Service Station Locations in the area: several especially on Grand Ave

Other Info:
Bring your camera and extra batteries, tent/sleeping bag if camping, extra garbage bags, sunscreen, GPS Unit optional certainly map of the area and compass, drinking water (primitive camp - no drinking water avail), nights might be cold - bring extra blanket and warm clothing/fire wood, Full size spare/repair kit.
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Posted By DHappel on 22 May 2016 - 07:57 PM

Monthly Off-Road Gathering - Details to be announced.
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Posted By DHappel on 22 May 2016 - 07:56 PM

Our 10th annual Member Appreciation Weekend at Area 5 in Hollister Hills - this promises to be the biggest and best yet!
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Posted By DHappel on 22 May 2016 - 07:50 PM

Monthly Off-Road Gathering - details To Be Anounced
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Land Rover National Rally

Posted By on 13 February 2015 - 07:56 AM

Land Rover National Rally (presented by the Solihull Society)
July 27th-31st

Trip Coordinator: Solihull Society, Ron Boston
What: This is the Land Rover National Rally.
Where: Grand Junction, CO [Map]
Who: Open to all Land Rover owners & enthusiasts.
Additional information:

NCLR Forum Post
Solihull Society : Calendar (External link: solihullsociety.net)

NOTE: This event has been converted to an official NCLR trip. Check back on this calendar event for more information.
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White Rock Lake-Meteor Shower Trip

Posted By El Solis on 18 May 2016 - 09:11 AM

The 4th Annual White Rock Lake-Meteor Shower trip is scheduled for 8/12-8/14. For those who have been, you know this is one of the most popular trips of the year. For those who haven't been, come see why this trip is so popular: pristine Alpine lake, amazing trails, good friends, perfect for families, and then if we get lucky, the Perseids Meteor shower will give us great night time show this year. Keep an eye out for the Trip thread for more details.
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MORG - Frank Raines

Posted By DHappel on 26 April 2016 - 11:48 AM

First Saturday of the month, that means it's time for a MORG.

This month we're heading to Frank Raines OHV park near Patterson, CA.


Frank Raines is generally closed in the summer and very slick when it's raining so the window of oportunity is limited. Now is the time!

As usual, we'll meet at the gate at 10:00 AM.

All Rovers and drivers are welcome - come on out and join us for a day of trail riding and general BS'ing about all things Rover. There is no food in or near the park so be sure to bring your lunch. We generally run until around 4:00 but there is no fixed schedule so feel free to come and go as needed.

We will be monitoring the club HAM channel of 146.460. Cell reception is very poor in the area so this is the best way to reach somebody in the park.

Discussion thread here:
See you there!
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