2018 Mountain Rendezvous: Official Thread

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American Adventurist is proud to announce the 8th Annual SoCal Mountain Rendezvous


Before the event, we highly recommend that you complete the "Tread Lightly 101" Online Awareness Course HERE


DATE: This event is scheduled for 6-9 September 2018



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 2018!


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:

Click Here for 2018 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

Information on the Potluck and Camp Cooking Competition: Link


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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. 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. EVENT IS FULL!

People wanting to attend need to have a user account here so we can keep track of things. Please don’t try to register you and 2 other trucks etc.

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


1. @Dave
2. @BlkWgn
3. @Brett C
4. @Stuart
5. @richard310
6. @Andy
7. @Doug
8. @steve c
9. @ventura911
10 @jismay
11. @Liana
13. @thatsalexus?
14. @Team Balls Out
15. @bob91yj
16. @Gear
17. @Tank80
18. @TXJeepers
19. @Henry Delano
20. @Marla
21. @Jon Nelson
22. @Brooke Stewart
23. @TD64
24. @Borrego60
25. @azmiik
26. @Marco Hernandez
27. @Daedalus
28. @hatchetthejeep
29. @Rogue Overland
30. @Ray SD
31. @Patrick Goddard
32. @Jayrat
33. @Tim R.
34. @Cari
35. @Ajmcauley13
36. @wc6glenn
38. @Lynn
39. @Step 22 Gear
40. @brian90744
41. @SurferDode
42. @Zaphos
43. @chevurai
44. @Exploro
45. @Sage Bromax
46. @Deadman Offroad
47. @csjet_overland
48. @JeffBett
49. @JeffBett's son
50. @SoCal_Overland
51. @BAJA95
52. @Trail.team
53. @Humberto
54. @jfanaselle
55. @knightrider
56. [S]@Jason Krassow[/S] @Big Dave
57. @offcamber
58. @rvdb
59. @Ejsarus *
60. @Darin Hollings
61. @Grilled Tees
62. @Brout TaCuss
63. @Nik_guti
64. @CAWoody
65. @TrailRecon
66. @Robert Tilley
67. @TemboTusk
69. @GFB_Steve
70. @KSL22
71. @fj80toyman
72. @aherrera
73. @Broookie_d
74. @Maxcustody
75. @Dave Pike
76. @Yumafolks
77. @SoCal_80
@Ruben Clark
78. @Paul_fj40
79. @Bald_taco
80. @Grizzley
@Cameron @GSO
81. @Gabex35
82. @Matt
83. @cA12Lo
84. @Wicked Knights
85. @Nathan
86. @Diamond4M
87. @Vankong
88. @WaltersOffroad
89. @73IHC
@playoutside 2
90. @Missymac80
91. @Gary Nersisian
92. @CrawlerTJ
93. @Big Mac
94. @surf.runner @Rvrgrip
95. @Mr.FrankLopez
96. @GWNavigator
97. @Ejsarus
98. @Celt II
99. @jeepin_idaho
100. @Mojoe Outfitters
101. @American_Overland
102. @Overlanche
103. @OpenTrackRacer
104. @Jim Aguirre
105. @blancathetaco
106. @Maadcaap
107. @hardhat
108. @Mark.McDonald
109. @Andranik
110. @Snowsk8r
111. @Agustin Bella III
112. @Gavin
113. @mtnracer51
114. @rbduffer
115. @Meismaku
116. @Dale Magargle
117. @Lemans Galbreath
118. @gxg
119. @Jairo carmonA
120. @ethernectar
121. @sherpasd
122. @Overlanerd
123. @Iggy
125. @hidesertwheelin
126. @xterra21
127. @JKOperator
128. @Jason Sabino
129. @rdrgocruz
130. @gdlr2529

1. @Big Dave Moved to 56
2. @SoCal_80 moved to 77
3. @Grizzley moved to 80
4. @Tank80 moved to 17
5. @Bald_taco moved to 79
6. @SoCal_Overland moved to 50
7. @73IHC moved to 89
8. @jeepin_idaho moved to 99
9. @hardhat moved to 107
10. @Risuens
11. @BrentHaywoodPhotography
12. @Tugs

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This supersedes all previous notices.
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