2016 SoCal Mountain Rendezvous: Official Thread

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American Adventurist is proud to announce the 6th Annual SoCal Mountain Rendezvous

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DATE: This event is scheduled for 26-28 August 2016 - Get event swag HERE

RSVP (with a signed Hold Harmless) is required to be on the property.

This is a private event and not open to the public.


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 Boy Scouts of America. It is a PRIVILEGE and an HONOR for our community to be allowed use of this world class BSA Camp - again in 2016!


This year there will be a $20 RSVP fee for each vehicle for the weekend. Online payment link TBA. Once this is paid, you will be added to the RSVP list.

Once you arrive, there will be a cash donation of $40. All proceeds on site will be donated to the BSA for camp maintenance to support the Boy Scouts of America!

*BSA also requires a signed hold-harmless agreement from each vehicle. Dogs must be on leashes and cleaned up after.

*Campfire restrictions MAY be in effect - we will update this as we get closer to the event!*

Here is the "Hold Harmless Agreement" the camp requires:

2016 Hold Harmless Agreement (1).pdf



Turn off Highway 38 onto Jenks Lake road


Turn left off of Jenks Lake road onto Barton Flats road


CAMP ENTRANCE LOCATION: N34 09.913' W116 53.697'

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


Off Road Trails in the Area to Explore: http://www.dirtopia.com/wiki/Big_Bear

**Fire Restrictions MAY be In effect Again This Year!**
1. Campfires TBD - they may or may not be allowed. (Campfire in a Can is OK i.e. propane)
2. Dutch Ovens/coaling are a go - ONLY at main fire ring just like last year
3. Mojoe is a go for Saturday morning pancake breakfast at main fire ring.
4. NO CHARCOAL at any of the outer areas/fire rings. ONLY at the main fire ring.
5. Propane BBQ's/stoves/devices are OK.

Common sense applies folks. We're in a historic drought cycle, let's not be the ones to burn down our favorite spot!!!

Camping is also available nearby for those extending their journey before and after the Rendezvous: http://bigbear.us/sanbernardinomountains.html

Dispersed camping in the area: http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/f...ernardino+National+Forest+-+Dispersed+Camping


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


Comm Plan:
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 travelling 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.

Also, just stopping by to shamelessly sell your wares and then leaving sends the wrong message and is NOT allowed.

Again, this is not a commercial event this is just for fun.

Vendors are people too and I know they look forward to events where they can unwind and just be themselves vice SEMA, Outdoor Retailer, Overland Expo, 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 me via PM... thanks.

1200 Arrivals. Check in will be by the main fire pit (see map).
1700 Happy Hour and MRV Swap Meet followed by propane campfire

0800 Breakfast TBD
0900 Trail Runs! Hiking! Mountain Biking! Whatever!
1000 Bug Out Bag Class - Main Fire Ring: @Chris Wharton
1100 First Aid Class - Main Fire Ring: @Matt
1200 Lunch!
1300 Recovery Gear Class - Main Fire Ring: @Dave
1305 Trail Runs! Hiking! Mountain Biking! Nap time!
1500 Get ready for Potluck!
1600 Group Photo TBD
1630 Potluck/Dutch Oven Competition (Remember the 2016 Desert Rendezvous?)
1730 MRV Raffle followed by relaxation

0900 Trail Runs! Hiking! Mountain Biking! Whatever!
1200 Camp inspected and cleared. Zero residuals.

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



Below is the link for the official 2016 SoCal Mountain Rendezvous RSVP list. There is a limit of 120 vehicles this year.

THIS LIST is the only way to RSVP for Mountain Rendezvous. Once you click the link, make sure you also POST UP and say you are going!

This year there will be a $20 RSVP fee for each vehicle for the weekend. Use the PayPal donate button at the bottom of this screen to RSVP. EVENT IS FULL

Once you arrive, there will be a cash donation of $40. All proceeds on site will be donated to the BSA for camp maintenance to support the Boy Scouts of America!

*BSA also requires a signed hold-harmless agreement from each vehicle. Dogs must be on leashes and cleaned up after.

Here is the "Hold Harmless Agreement" the camp requires:

2016 Hold Harmless Agreement (1).pdf

RSVP is for ONE vehicle and it's occupants, not for one vehicle "plus a buddy and his rig" etc.

DO NOT send me PM's, please pay your $20 non-refundable RSVP fee and post up below in a subsequent post and you will be added once verified.

[RSVP=3972]Click here to RSVP[/RSVP] EVENT IS FULL

02xterra - 1
1FZJ80 - 2
4drtuse - 2
73IHC - 2
amaesing - 2
American_dirtbag84 - 2 - AMERICANADV
Andranik - 4
Andy - 1 - Me and Jaxx
BAJA95 - 4 - 2760-9838-2707-9727
BajaSportsMobile - 2 - Ramsey El Wardani - Agile Off-Road
BFW18 - 2
Big Dave - 5
BlkWgn - 3 - Trailer
Blkwgn_wyfee - 2 - Paige's Dad
Borrego60 - 2 - 2 plus AT trailer. I have paid too.
BorregoWrangler - 4
Bretzkie - 2 - brettsiegelphotography@gmail.com
brian90744 - 2
brianblair - 2
Brit55 - 1
CAWoody - 2 - #000051990130
Celt II - 3
chickadee - 2
Chris Wharton - 1
croe - 2
Dave - 3
David Croyle - 2
dflesher65 - 2 - Plus Trailer
DocB - 1 - +Wife and dog! PayPal: Butters07@msn.com
dr1665 - 3
eflo - 2
FnMarine - 1
Gear - 1 - Gear and Greybeard - 2 trucks - thanks
GeoYota - 2 - Thanks Dave and Cris...Daphne and I are looking forward to this. John /GeoYota
gotmud? - 1
hardhat - 1 - bringing motorcycle. any other riders?
Harley3wheelguy - 2
Herbie - 3 - paypal is mherbst@puppetmaster-robotics.com
hidesertwheelin - 4 - 1 vehicle
hove102 - 2
Ironworks Tactical - 4 - Just the Family
itscheesey - 2
JackCovers - 1
Jayrat - 1
jismay - 2
jmallon - 3
Jon Nelson - 1
JunglistFJ - 2 - Paypal sent from gmoneydumbsteppaz@gmail.com - conf # 9XW64327259004155
KicknDirt - 2
knightrider - 2
KTMRIDER - 4 - etmailbox@yahoo.com - Eric
LandCruiserPhil - 1
Luke - 2
lukey4 - 2
Marla - 1
Matt - 3
Maverick - 2
mig79 - 3 - Transaction ID: 8A719711AC303061W
Missymac80 - 2 - Leitner Designs
Mitch - 2
Mojoe Outfitters - 1
mtngote - 2
Nathan - 5
Paul_fj40 - 1
rawdawg - 1 - paid fees # OH 161767E8944505A under Robert Blanc - Rawdawg
rbduffer - 2
richard310 - 2
Risuens - 2 - $40 donated by Mario Risueno or mario_risueno@hotmail.com for usernames Risuens and Gabex35. Gabex35 may bring a +1
RoamingRobertsons - 2
Robert Tilley - 2
Rogue Overland - 2
Ruston Smith - 2
rvdb - 2
Sage Bromax - 2
Schradec - 2 - Myself and Grace - @campncruise
Scott - 3 - paid twice one reservation for Raul b and one for Scott PayPal sent from calgunsshooting@gmail.com
sdcaX - 2
sdnative - 2
SeanRubiconnery - 2 - PayPal Confermation 45245984WX138323K
shakotankei - 1
steve c - 1
Stuart - 1
suntinez - 1
tacodan - 1
TD64 - 2 - paypal is sungazer@cox.net
TemboTusk - 2 - A cocktail would be nice. Thank you!
thatsalexus? - 2 - We're in with the two dobers
Thebrassnuckles - 6 - PayPal William.nuckles@gmail.com
Tienckb - 2
Tim R. - 4
Tj1996 - 2 - teamballs out and myself
ToyAnvil - 1
Turtleback - 3 - We'll bring goodies for the raffle
Twelve1 - 2
TXJeepers - 4
UofA_Xterra - 3
Vankong - 2
ventura911 - 1
wc6glenn - 2
weezerbot - 1 - 2 dogz in tow!
wesel123 - 3 - wesel123@gmail.com....paypal address
Wicked Knights - 4 - Paypal hwdknights@aol.com
wolverine350r - 3 - PayPal as knightrider2010 or Shane T
woodienut - 2 - The showers are great!
Yayo - 2
Yumafolks - 2 - PayPal is Barbara Rhoades or rhoadesb@hotmail.com

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Once you arrive, there will be a cash donation of $40. All proceeds on site will be donated to the BSA for camp maintenance to support the Boy Scouts of America!

*BSA also requires a signed hold-harmless agreement from each vehicle. Dogs must be on leashes and cleaned up after.

Again in case you missed it above, here is the "Hold Harmless Agreement" the camp requires:

2016 Hold Harmless Agreement (1).pdf

RSVP is for ONE vehicle and it's occupants, not for one vehicle "plus a buddy and his rig" etc.

DO NOT send me PM's, once you pay your $20 non-refundable RSVP fee you will be added to this MASTER LIST.

( * denotes PayPal verified)

1. Dave *
2. Chazz Layne - Adventurist Life Magazine *
3. Stuart *
4. Richard310 *
5. BlkWgn *
6. bob91yj *
7. BigDave *
8. Jismay *
9. Ironworks Tactical *
10. Jon Nelson *
11. hove102 *
12. dflesher65 *
13. Borrego60 *
14. Vankong *
15. tienckb *
16. Ventura911 *
17. YumaFolks *
18. Wolverine350R *
19. Tj1996/Team Balls Out *
20. brianblair *
21. Leitner Designs *
22. Risuens *
23. Gabex35 *
24. Scott *
25. Steve C *
26. Chris Wharton *
27. Robert Tilley *
28. Andy *
29. mtngote *
30. Tim R. *
31. Andranik *
32. TXJeepers *
33. Humberto *
34. BajaSportsmobile *
35. KTMrider *
36. Bretzkie *
37. Christopher Wright *
38. Herbie *
39. @Mr.FrankLopez
40. Matt *
41. Croe *
42. TD64 *
43. Luke and Erika *
44. itscheesey *
45. JunglistFJ *
46. Woodienut *
47. Mojoe Outfitters *
48. Goose Gear *
49. Wilco Offroad *
50. Knightrider *
51. Paul_FJ40 *
52. Tembo Tusk *
53. Gear *
54. Greybeard *
55. 4RunAmok *
56. Thatsalexus? *
57. Nathan *
58. Matt - Goose Gear *
59. Jmallon *
60. Rvdb *
61. Sage Bromax *
62. Sean Rubiconnery *
63. Wicked Knights *
64. JackCovers *
65. Ruston Smith *
66. rbduffer *
67. Gotmud? *
68. SomedayAdventure *
69. RoamingRobertsons *
70. Weezerbot *
71. FnMarine *
72. 02Xterra *
73. BFW18 *
74. ToyAnvil *
75. Jayrat *
76. hidesertwheelin *
77. tacodan *
78. Rogue Overland *
79. 4drtuse *
80. rawdawg *
81. amaesing *
82. yayo *
83. Twelve1 *
84. suntinez *
85. LandCruiserPhil *
86. sdnative *
87. wc6glenn *
88. GeoYota *
89. lukey4 *
90. eflo *
91. sirwin13
92. 73IHC *
93. Celt II *
94. Maverick
95. Xpedition Outfitters *
96. sdcaX *
97. BAJA95 *
98. Turtleback Trailers *
99. dr1665 *
100. brian90744 *
101. Blkwgn_wyfee *
102. Marla *
103. UofA_xterra *
104. Chickadee *
105. wesel123 *
106. DocB *
107. Thebrassknuckles *
108. American_dirtbag84
109. Hardhat *
110. Schradec *
111. BorregoWrangler *
112. Harley3wheelguy *
113. Mig79 *
114. Shakotankei *
115. CAwoody *
116. Brit55 *
117. Adventure Trailers *
118. Ursa Minor *
119. Brent Haywood *
120. ORW *

*Rules subject to change at any time without prior notification. Offer void where prohibited. Some restrictions apply. Sometime, but not all the time. Offer not valid in any of the former countries of the Soviet Union. Any resemblance to real persons, living or walking dead is purely coincidental. May be too intense for some. For recreational use only. Subject to change on a whim. Times approximate. Posting a reply constitutes agreement. For off-highway use only. Not politically correct. Not as seen on TV. One size fits all. Contains a substantial amount of traditional American ingredients. For outdoor use only. List was current at time of printing. Not responsible for direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages resulting from any defect, error or failure to perform. Falling rock. Deep sand. Possible carnage. Must be present to win. Your check stub is your receipt. Avoid contact with skin. Sanitized for your protection. Sign here without admitting guilt. Slightly higher east of the Mississippi. Staff and their families are not eligible. Beware of dog. Beware of kid. Limited time offer, call now to ensure prompt delay. No swag without proper RSVP. Keep away from fire or flames. Approved for US veterans. Check here if tax deductible. Liberals attend event at extreme risk of shattered stereotypes and fun. Some equipment shown is optional. Price does not include taxes. No Canadian coins. No Mexican coins. No Baht or Won. No solicitors. No banthas. No anchovies unless otherwise specified. First pull up, then pull down. Some of the trademarks mentioned in this product appear for identification purposes only. AAV is a registered trademark of AAV. Do not fold, spindle or mutilate. No transfers issued until the Sportsmobile comes to a complete stop. Your mileage may vary. This article does not reflect the thoughts or opinions of either myself, my company, my friends, or my dog. Don't quote me on that. Don't quote me on anything. All rights reserved. You may distribute this article freely but you may not make a profit from it. Terms are subject to change without notice. Illustrations are slightly enlarged to show detail. Do not remove this disclaimer under penalty of law. For a limited time only. This article is void where prohibited, taxed, or otherwise restricted. Use of this article in a manner not in conformance with labeling may be a violation of Federal, State, or Local Laws, Statutes, or Regulations and may or may not subject the user to maximum enforcement under these laws, statutes, or regulations. Caveat emptor. Event is provided "as is" without any warranties. Reader assumes full responsibility. Quantities are limited while supplies last. If any defects are discovered, too bad. Read at your own risk. Limit one-per-family please. No money down. No purchase necessary. Offer valid only at participating Rendezvous sites. Slightly higher west of the Rockies. Allow four to six weeks for delivery. Maybe. Not affiliated with Mordor or the International Empire. Disclaimer does not cover misuse, accident, lightning, flood, tornado, tsunami, volcanic eruption, earthquake, hurricanes and other Acts of God, neglect, damage from incorrect line voltage, improper or unauthorized tinkering, broken antenna or marred paint, missing or altered sheetmetal, electromagnetic radiation from nuclear blasts, sonic boom vibrations, customer modifications that are not covered in this list, and incidents owing to an airplane crash, ship sinking or taking on water, motor vehicle crashing, dropping off a cliff, falling rocks, leaky roof, broken glass, mud slides, fire, or projectile (which can include, but not be limited to, arrows, bullets, buckshot, BB's, shrapnel, lasers, napalm, torpedoes, emissions of X-rays, Alpha, Beta and Gamma rays, knives, stones, dung, spitballs etc.). BS Certification may be required for acceptance at some campsites. Affiliated with a bunch of ARSES and Country Fried Mofos. This message approved by the Rendezvous Conspiracy. Other restrictions may apply.

This supersedes all previous notices.



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Leave a note when you click the tab so we can associate screen name with paypal please
If you RSVP and have paid, and do not see your name on the Master RSVP List above, it is because I cannot associate a screen name with a real name or PayPal acct. Post up here and let us know!

I RSVP'd & sent a Paypal payment via the donation link at the bottom of the page. I didn't see a link in the first post. If I did this wrong let me know. This will be my first rendezvous so looking forward to it!
Thread is open folks. Please post up once you RSVP and make the $20 fee. :thumbsup

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Just shot you another $20 spot for Christopher Wright. Last weekend instilled the bug in him, poor SOB is out in the back yard trying to get my old YJ rock crawler going. I melted down the wiring harness 5 or 6 years ago, he got it to crank earlier tonight.

I RSVP'd & sent a Paypal payment via the donation link at the bottom of the page. I didn't see a link in the first post. If I did this wrong let me know. This will be my first rendezvous so looking forward to it!

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