2019 Mountain Rendezvous: Official Thread


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American Adventurist is proud to announce the 9th Annual SoCal Mountain Rendezvous

Save the date: 5-8 September 2019 near Big Bear, CA


Camp Tahquitz on Highway 38 (approx. 30 miles from Big Bear) 640 acres at an elevation of 6,500 ft

The Camp belongs to the Long Beach Council of the Scouts of America. It is a PRIVILEGE and an HONOR for our community to be allowed use of this world class Scout Camp - again in 2019!


1. There is a $20 RSVP fee for each vehicle for the weekend (non-refundable).

2. Online payment link is at the bottom of this forum page, scroll down and you will see the DONATE button.

3. Once you do that, POST in this thread that you have RSVP'd!

4. Once you arrive, there will be a cash donation of $40. This event is not profit-driven, your donation benefits Camp Tahquitz.

5. American Adventurist also requires a signed hold-harmless agreement from each vehicle when you arrive (print and sign and bring with you).

Here is the "Hold Harmless Agreement" the camp requires is attached to this post.



CAMP ENTRANCE LOCATION: N34 09.913' W116 53.697'

Camp entrance on left from Barton Flats road (note second gate, the small one, this dirt road goes down the hill into camp). DO NOT COME IN THROUGH MAIN CAMP TAHQUITZ GATE ON HYWY 38!

**Fire Restrictions MAY be In effect**
1. Campfires TBD - they may or may not be allowed. (Campfire in a Can is OK i.e. propane)
2. Dutch Ovens/coaling are TBD - IF fire danger permits they will be ONLY at main fire ring just like previously.
3. NO CHARCOAL at any of the outer areas/fire rings. ONLY at the main fire ring IF fire restrictions allow it.
4. Propane BBQ's/stoves/devices are OK.

Common sense applies folks. Let's not be the ones to burn down our favorite spot!!!

Off Road Trails in the Area to Explore: LINK

Camping is also available nearby for those extending their journey before and after the Rendezvous: LINK

Dispersed camping in the area: LINK

Information on the Potluck and Camp Cooking Competition: Link



Thursday, Sept 5

12:00 pm Gates / Registration Opens

5:00 pm Registration Closed

7:00 pm Community Camp Fire

Friday, Sept 6

9:30 am Registration Opens

5:00 pm Registration Closed

6:00 pm BBQ Social hosted - - Tembo-Tusk

7:00 pm Community Camp Fire

Saturday, Sept 7

8:30 am Gold Mountain Trail Run Driver Meeting

9:30 am Registration Opens

10:30 am Tire Design - - Drew Howlett of Falken Tire

12:30 pm Impromptu Medicine - - Joanne Feldman MD

2:00 pm Registration Closed

2:30 pm Kids Scavenger Hunt prizes

3:00 pm Prepare dishes for Camp Cooking Competition

5:00 pm Pot-Luck & Camp Cooking Competition

6:00 pm Camp Cooking Awards - - L. T. Wright Knives

7:00 pm Community Camp Fire

Sunday, Sept 8

10:00 am Community Photo

10:30 am RAFFLE

11:30 am Clean up camp, leave it better than we found it

12:00 pm Mountain Rendezvous 2019 Closed

See you all at the 10th Annual Desert Rendezvous in 2020

Local Services:

● The Oaks (Grill Menu) Open 7 days, 0730-?
37676 CA-38, Angelus Oaks, CA 92305

● Groceries/Convenience:

○ Angelus Oaks Country Store (about 35 miles up the hill from Mentone)
37686 State Hwy 38
Angelus Oaks, CA 92305

● Hospital:

○ Redlands Community Hospital (28.1 Miles, 42 min) Open 7 days, 24 hours
350 Terracina Blvd, Redlands, CA 92373

● The closest spot to print your hold harmless that you forgot (22.3 miles)

○ Staples, 33730 Yucaipa Blvd, Yucaipa, CA 92399


Comm Plan:
CB: Ch 38 for calling
FRS: For short-range Ch 3 tone 8
HAM: Simplex 146.52 & 146.460


The Vision:
1. California Casual: Come as you are!
2. Laid Back: No schedule other than the date.
3. Mountain Man Rendezvous meets Overland Meet and Greet.
4. Swap Meet: Bring things to trade or sell or barter (this is NOT a commercial event!).
5. Meet People: Network, maybe teach each other a few things and check out cool rigs.

The Ground Rules:
1. Common Sense.
2. Respect for Others.
3. Self Sufficiency.
4. Tread Lightly.
5. Leave it better than the way we found it!
6. Speed limit in camp is 5 mph, strictly enforced for safety (kids, dogs). Make no dust.
7. Use ONLY the established fire rings. No new or improvised fire rings!

Additional information for Rendezvous Participants:

● Please greatly reduce your speed whenever you are driving in and out of the venue or when traveling on local roads to recreation sites. Our hosts will greatly appreciate it.
● We have a beautiful venue for this event. In order to keep it this way, we ask that you be respectful, clean up all trash, use common sense, and avoid tearing up the ground more than is absolutely necessary. Please Tread Lightly! We greatly appreciate your consideration in this matter and we know our venue host does too.
● We love dogs and believe that there is no better companion to have when you’re on the road, but please note that all dogs must be kept on a leash at all times, no exceptions. This is for their own safety and the safety of others, dogs and humans alike.
● The closest gas station is at Angelus Oaks, Mentone or Big Bear so please plan accordingly!
● No open fires will be allowed on the property except in already established fire rings which are distributed on the site. No wood allowed from out of state. Harvesting dead-fall is discouraged.
● Cell reception is extremely limited around the property.
● Alcohol is prohibited during Rendezvous event activities except in camp when these activities are complete, and then responsibly. If you feel the need to ignore this rule on the trail or elsewhere you will be asked to leave.
● Firearm laws of the State of California are observed. There are no shooting activities at this event and no firearms are to be discharged on BSA properties.
● No other motorized vehicles such as quads or ATVs are to be used on the BSA properties without the express permission of the staff.
● OHVs are expected to have common safety equipment and must be registered and insured in accordance with the owner/operators state to operate on CA roadways. Additionally, vehicles should be similarly equipped with front and rear recovery points as well as winch/recovery equipment based upon the trails and conditions.
● Self-sufficiency is an expectation.
● Flush toilets are provided at the venue.
● Access to potable water will be available.
● Electrical connections will not be provided for camping.
● Trained EMT’s and First Responders will be on site in case of emergency.

- Please note that this is NOT a commercial event. Bring your own food and water. Bring your own toilet/shower gear.



While this is not a commercial event, in keeping with the tradition which began at the first SoCal Desert Rendezvous back in 2011, vendors are encouraged to attend and if they happen to sell a few things to friends out of the back of their rig that's their beeswax. Just no tables, Ezy-ups etc. Again, this is not a commercial event this is just for fun.

Vendors in attendance are however expected to support the raffle.

Vendors are people too and I know they look forward to events where they can unwind and just be themselves vice SEMA, Overland Expo, Outdoor Retailer etc. That's what the Rendezvous events are all about so if you work in this industry, but don't want to work, come on out!

If you are a vendor and are interested in getting in on sponsorship or the raffle please contact @Brett C via PM... thanks.


Big thanks to all the great folks that help make these events possible!



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130 RSVP limit this year. RSVP is for ONE vehicle and it's occupants.

NEW MEMBERS please stop by and introduce yourself HERE!

1. @BlkWgn
2. @Brett C
3. @Stuart
4. @richard310
5. @Doug
6. @Tim R.
7. @Chad
8. @Dave
9. @Borrego60
10. @Sage Bromax
11. @TD64
12. @Team Balls Out
13. @Henry Delano
14. @Exsploroverland
15. @aherrera @Jose
16. @ventura911
17. @MountainManVuk
18. @Celt II @ohv
19. @hidesertwheelin
20. @Freedom Overland
21. @Mccaf
22. @Gear
23. @minneso
24. @MillenniumOverland @Mr.FrankLopez
25. @SurferDode
26. @Vankong
27. @TXJeepers
28. @Marco Hernandez @Rogue Overland @Rafepirate
30. @Cwu21
32. @Graybeard
33. @Nathan
34. @jismay
35. @American_Overland
36. @Ray SD
37. @Gabex35
38. @CAWoody
39. @xterra21

40. @Diamond4M @beankont @usmcarizona
41. @RanduR50
42. @sdde4n
43. @Jimmie Perkins
44. @azmiik
45. @wc6glenn
47. @Daedalus
48. @Missymac80
49. @MontanaOutdoorsFoundation
50. @Rubicon JKU
51. @73IHC
52. @Bald_taco
53. @Tugs
54. @Brad Parsons
55. [S]@salt365[/S] @rdrgocruz
56. @steve c
57. @Mojoe Outfitters
58. @Darin Hollings
59. @Humberto
60. @TrailRecon
61. @Brout TaCuss
63. @Badluckoverland
64. @Rob from Venture The Wild
65. @Deadman Offroad
66. @Gren13 - @Finn
67. @JeffBett
68. @chevurai
70. @Big Dave
71. @Jim Aguirre @Herbie
72. @Ali Straightsound
73. @SoCal_Overland @sourdough
74. @Mada714
75. @ethernectar
76. @2020
77. @JoeCal_Tacomas
78. @RoamAdventureCo
79. @Lost Sasquatch @JDaPP
80. @FrankRoams
81. @Mvexpeditions
82. @Jr_Explorer
83. @adventurejones
84. @3.2.1. ADVENTURE
85. @FBinSD
86. @go2xplr
87. @Exploro
88. @John Byrd
89. @more.vanever
90. @Agustin Bella III
91. @Overlanche
92. @Wicked Knights
93. @Randy_929
94. @Stoney
95. @smartzombie @Rogue Overland
96. @[S]TheTrailchasers[/S] @Rogue Overland
97. @agent00111
98. @SandStormFjc
99. @offcamber
100. @csjet_overland
101. @Ol_Yeller_Jk
102. @cA12Lo
103. @BAJA95
104. @GillyNChris
105. @ReneR50
106. @hardhat
107. @Ejsarus
108. @Gary Nersisian
109. @TemboTusk
110. @Canineoverland
111. @Black Pearl XK
112. [S]@Mikegeezy562[/S] @wesel123
113. @blancotigre_xk
114. @Paul_fj40
115. @Walteezey
116. @bkbajan
117. @Jshaw6000
118. @Liana
119. @ruthlesslx470
120. @[B][I][S]jfanaselle[/S][/I][/B]@Dave Pike
121. @Dale Magargle
122. @Lemans Galbreath
123. @Kenneth Leichman
124. @Jairo carmonA
125. @CityRat
126. @Goose Gear
127. @Iggy @Trail.team
128. @Overlanerd
129. @Jonathan pinedo
130. @Carey bell

Waiting LIST

1. @ohv In at slot #18!
2. @Herbie In at slot #71!
3. @Dave Pike In at slot #120!
4. @Rogue Overland In at slot #96
5. @Rogue Overland In at slot #95
6. @Rogue Overland In at Slot #28
7. @Trail.team In at Slot #127
8. [USER=3472]@beankont[/USER] In at Slot #40
9. @Rafepirate. In at Slot #28
10. @usmcarizona In at Slot #40
11. @Jose In at Slot #15
12. @wesel123 In at #112
13. @Finn In at Slot #66
14. @Mr.FrankLopez In at Slot #24
15. @sourdough In at Slot #73
16. @JDaPP In at Slot#79
17. @rdrgocruz In at #55
18. @Risuens
19. @justafish
20. @Cruiser Bauers
21. @ovrlndkang

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This supersedes all previous notices.
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