2021 Mountain Rendezvous: Official Thread

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American Adventurist is proud to announce the 10th Annual SoCal Mountain Rendezvous

Save the date: 28-31 October 2021 near Big Bear, CA





1. There is a $40 RSVP fee for each vehicle for the weekend (non-refundable/non-transferable).

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, attached to this post - PLEASE PRINT AND SIGN AND BRING WITH YOU!***


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 2021!

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).


**Fire Restrictions ARE in effect!**
1. Campfires TBD - they may or may not be allowed. (Campfire in a Can is OK i.e. propane)
2. NO fires. Period!
4. Propane stoves/devices are OK.

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, Oct 28

12:00 pm Gates / Registration Opens

5:00 pm Registration Closed

6:00 pm Propane Fire Pit at Center Stage

11:00 pm Quiet Time

Friday, Oct 29

9:30 am Registration Opens

10:30 am Class: Tread Lightly! Tread Principles - Instructor: Dave

12:30 pm Class: I4WDTA Vehicle 360 - Instructor: Dave

3:30 pm Class: Alone in the Wilderness - Instructor: Dave

5:00 pm Registration Closed

6:00 pm Propane Fire Pit at Center Stage

11:00 pm Quiet Time

Saturday, Oct 30

9:30 am Registration Opens

10:30 am Class: I4WDTA Vehicle 360 - Instructor: Dave

12:30 pm Class: Alone in the Wilderness - Instructor: Dave

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: TBD

6:15 pm Propane Fire Pit at Center Stage

7:00 pm Trunk or Treat

11:00 pm Quiet Time

Sunday, Oct 31

09:00 am Community Photo

09:30 am RAFFLE

11:00 am Clean up camp, leave it better than we found it. DO NOT LEAVE ANY TRASH BEHIND, NOT EVEN IN CANS!

12:00 pm Mountain Rendezvous 2021 Closed

See you all in 2022!

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.

Additional information for Rendezvous Participants:

● DO NOT leave any trash behind. No garbage, not even in the metal cans, will be left on site. Pack OUT what you pack in!
● Please greatly reduce your speed whenever you are driving in and out of the venue or when traveling on local roads to recreation sites.
● All dogs must be kept on a leash at all times, no exceptions.
● No open fires. Period!
● Alcohol is prohibited during scheduled Rendezvous activities (classes, trail runs). 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.
This is not an RV event. RV's, toy haulers, traditional camper trailers, 5th wheels, and Class A or C motorhomes are not allowed.
● No generators please. Enjoy the sounds of the forest and new friends!
● No other motorized vehicles such as quads, SXS 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.
● Flush toilets are provided at this venue.
● Potable water access will be available.
● Electrical connections are not available.
● The closest gas station is at Angelus Oaks, Mentone or Big Bear so please plan accordingly!
Quiet time is 1100 PM!
● Cell reception is extremely limited around the area.
● Trained EMT’s and First Responders will be on site in case of emergency.

● Did we mention Tread Lightly? That means take ALL your trash with you when you leave. Leave nothing behind, no garbage not even in trash cans!

- Please note that this is NOT a commercial event: Personal accountability and self-sufficiency is an expectation in this group! Pack OUT what you pack in! Be an ADVENTURIST!




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 me via PM... thanks.


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

MRV 2021 raffle donors.jpg



RSVP is for ONE vehicle and it's occupants.

NEW MEMBERS please stop by and introduce yourself HERE!

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Rendezvous trail runs require driving in groups throughout the duration of a given trail. We are likely to be on public lands, and we anticipate other vehicles may be in the area where we are. It is important that we respect others access in these areas while we minimize our own impacts on the environment we are enjoying. Each time a convoy is formed, ensure that all participants in the convoy are aware of basic convoy procedures. These include:

• Who is lead?
• Who is tail?
• Who will close any gates, if required?
• All radios must be switched on and monitored, avoid unnecessary chatter
• Headlights on always
• At all times, ensure that the vehicle in front can see the vehicle immediately behind
• If you cannot see the vehicle immediately behind you, stop and allow the convoy to reform
• Communicate incoming traffic
• Communicate turns at intersections and that vehicles wait at intersections for the following vehicle
• Tread Lightly! Pack out what you pack in!


I4WDTA BASICS: Emergency STOPA Process

Should an emergency or Unsafe Condition be encountered by any person at this event, A STOPA process must immediately be activated (Air Horn, Vehicle Horn, “FREEZE”) – STOPA:

1) Stop
Stop your vehicle or whatever you are doing immediately. Ensure you are safe and proceed to make the immediate area around you safe.
*Vehicle - Driver to secure vehicle and lock down (vehicle in park with park brake engaged, engine off and chock wheels). Close all doors when exiting the vehicle. Leave keys in the ignition.
2) Think
Take a deep breath. Exit the vehicle if you can do so safely. If you cannot exit safely, remain where you are. Do not rush, remain calm.
*Driver is first person in and last person out of the vehicle after securing the vehicle. Driver decides on a vehicle exit strategy.
3) Observe
Process what you observe. Assess any potential threats. How can you assist best? What action is required now? Is someone in charge of the situation?
*Look for direction from the assigned safety person, if there is no assigned safety person, assume the role.
4) Plan
Think about how you will aid. - CPR, 911, Crowd Control, Log Timeline, EMS directions to scene etc.
*Delegate responsibilities for plan.
5) Act
Carry out the plan, be ready to adapt the plan.
I'm in! Paypal transaction #20701943261257065.

In addition to my Tundra and Toyhauler I'll be bringing a dualsport motorcycle (WR450) and potentially either a mountain bike or a kayak. Looking forward to seeing you all this year!!
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A logistics question, because I can't picture the road right now: Is there parking within walking distance of the event site?

We do not want to RVSP for two vehicles, since we'll be camping entirely out of just the one, but due to school schedule this year, my wife/daughter may not be able to arrive until 36-ish hours after I would like to. It'd be swell if they could join me without me having to depart to go get them.
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