2017 SoCal Mountain Rendezvous: Official Thread

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American Adventurist is proud to announce the 7th Annual SoCal Mountain Rendezvous

Fire Update

Unfortunately with the recent heat and winds the mountain is under extreme fire conditions. As of now there will be no fires or charcoal. Propane fire pits are allowed. Please plan accordingly for the Dutch oven cooking.

DATE: This event is scheduled for 8-10 September 2017 - EVENT IS FULL AS OF 5/5/2017


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 2017!

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


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.

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

Click Here for 2017 hold Harmless Agreement (1).pdf



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!

**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 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. 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


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

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

○ Staples, 33730 Yucaipa Blvd, Yucaipa, CA 92399


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 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.

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.

ARV raffle.jpg



1200 Arrivals. Event check in adjacent to Stage
1800 Campfire Stories and Smores Main Fire Ring Look for @sfsmedic

0830 Tire Pressure Gauge Testing Main Fire Ring Look for @Andy
0900 Trail Runs! Hiking! Mountain Biking! Whatever!
Trail Runs will line up adjacent to the stage.
0930 Event Check in Table opens
0930 Tire Clinic / Discussion - Main Fire Ring Look for @Andy
1200 Lunch!
1300 Trail Runs! Hiking! Mountain Biking! Nap time!
1330 Kids Scavenger Hunt - Main Fire Ring Look for @richard310
1500 Prep / Cook for Dutch Oven Competition (know your dish and start early if needed)
1645 Group Photo Location TBD Look for @BrentHaywoodPhotography
1700 Potluck / Dutch Oven Competition
1730 MRV Raffle followed by relaxation and campfire

0900 Trail Runs! Hiking! Mountain Biking! Whatever!
1100 Clean up Camp, let's leave it nicer than we found it. PACK IT OUT
1200 Camp inspected and cleared. Zero residuals.

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, not for one vehicle "plus a buddy and his rig" etc)


1. BlkWgn - Event Coordinator
2. Stuart - Staff
3. sfsmedic - Staff
4. Richard310 - Staff
5. Andy - Staff
6. Luke - Staff
7. bob97yj
8. KSL22
9. RoamingRobertsons
10. rvdb
11. Lizapher
12. Marco Hernandez
13. wesel123
14. thatsalexus?
15. Sage Bromax
16. Jon Nelson
17. Tim R.
18. Cal Desert T4R
19. Herbie
20. SeanRubiconery
21. ventura911
22. iXJ
23. Jayrat
24. Geoyota [S]@SSSSTFIRE[/S] @pbruintjes
25. @ProForce
26. Dennis (Delux5k) @GFB_Steve
27. steve c
28. TXJeepers
29. Josh Weber
30. Celt II
31. Paul_j40
32. Austin @Brit55
33. Gear
34. SoCalOutback
35. Marla
36. Nathan
37. chickadee @offcamber
38. sirwin13 @KD6TAV
39. jonburtt
40. Mojoe Outfitters
41. Mr.FrankLopez
42. TD64
43. Rogue Overland
44. TRD_Bros
45. inv3ctiv3
46. UofA_Xterra
47. Yumafolks
48. Humberto
49. aherrera
50. Big Dave

51. CAWoody
52. Wicked Knights
53. chrispartida
54. 0side7even6ixty
55. Gabex35
56. jfanaselle
57. Risuens
58. RaySD
59. 73IHC
60. jismay
61. trailchaser
62. TJDurand
63. tacodan
64. TemboTusk
65. icamptoomuch
66. Andranik
67. HenDogMx
68. JackCovers

69. Garrett
70. Twelve1
72. TeamBallsOut
73. Borreggo60
75. Patrick Goddard
76. Robert Tilley
77. Jaimera @Smiro
78. Vankong
79. Rick M.
80. SomedayAdventure
81. SomedayAdventure
82. ufindmeoutside

83. Jaydub514 @azmiik @a dad and his truck
84. 40Ranger
85. BorregoWrangler
86. FrankRoams
87. SurferDode
88. rbduffer
89. Jon.master2
90. Matrix
91. Mitch
92. GooseGear
93. GooseGear2
95. playoutside
97. Kirk Martinsen
98. wc6glenn
99. Tienckb
100. BrentHaywoodPhotography

101. MandAtaco
102. BAJA95
103. TACMEDIC @EwokPoacher @FnMarine
104. Sepudo
105. Dale Magargle

106. Lemans Galbreath
107. Deadman Offroad
108. Deadman Offroad
109. BFuller
110. PapaWolf
111. Brout TaCuss
112. FBinSD
115. Morgan Standbridge
116. Rafepirate @BrevHB
118. AngelCf
119. Ruston Smith
120. Stoney
121. Harley3wheelguy
122. WeMob'N
123. JeffBett
124. JeffBett2
125. zeeeter Carly
126. wintyfresh
128. optikal
129. hardhat
130. Jim Aguirre


1. Britt55 ADDED
4. Offcamber ADDED
5. brian90744 declined
6. azmiik ADDED
7. a dad and his truck (MICHALL V MACIAS) ADDED
8. EwokPoacher ADDED
9. Smiro ADDED
10. pbruintjes ADDED
11. Carly ADDED
12. BrevHB ADDED
13. @GFB_Steve
14.FnMarine ADDED

*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 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. This message approved by the Rendezvous Conspiracy. Other restrictions may apply.

This supersedes all previous notices.
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