2023 Mountain Rendezvous: Official Thread

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American Adventurist is proud to announce the 12th Annual SoCal Mountain Rendezvous!


***REGISTRATION CLOSES Friday 13 October***


1. There is a non-refundable $60 RSVP fee for each vehicle for the weekend. You must agree to our Terms of Service, be a Registered Member, and sign a Hold Harmless (provided at check in) to be fully RSVP’d.

2. Scroll all the way to the bottom of this screen and you will see the Donate button.

3. Once you do that, POST and say hello in this forum thread telling everyone you have RSVP'd!


***All proceeds cover operating costs for this event, and we will be making a donation to Camp Tahquitz again this year!***


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

***Hwy 38 is closed at Jenks Lake road E. Please come up 38 from Redlands/Mentone area.***





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 2023!

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 at Tahquitz!**
1. Propane Campfires allowed. (Campfire in a Can etc is OK i.e. propane)
2. NO individual wood fires. Period!
3. Propane stoves/devices are OK.
4. Charcoal is OK at the main fire ring only for cooking on SATURDAY!
5. Bathrooms and water is on. Fresh portajohns onsite as well.
6. MANDATORY 15 minute vehicle cooldown at check in PRIOR to occupying campsites. Tall grass and hot catalytic converters are a concern.

*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, 19 Oct

12:00 pm: Gates / Registration Opens

12:00-5:00 pm: Arrivals

5:00 pm: Registration Closed

6:00 pm: Propane Fire Pit at Center Stage

11:00 pm: Quiet Time

Friday, 20 Oct

9:30 am: Registration Opens

9:30-5:00 pm: It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere!

4:00 pm: Class: Wilderness Survival - Water Purification presented by Dave

5:00 pm: Registration Closed

6:00 pm: Propane Fire Pit at Center Stage

11:00 pm: Quiet Time

Saturday, 21 Oct

9:30 am: Registration Opens

10:00 am: Class: Wilderness Survival - Snake bite, insect stings presented by Dave

12:00 pm: Class: Tire Tech presented by Falken Tires - Jeremy

2:00 pm: Registration Closed

2:00 pm: Class: Wilderness Survival - Heat and Cold Injuries presented by Dave

3:00 pm: Kids Scavenger Hunt prizes awarded!

3:00 pm: Prepare dishes for Camp Cooking Competition

5:00 pm: Camp Cooking Competition & Potluck: LINK TO INFO AND SIGN UP

6:00 pm: Camp Cooking Awards: Center Stage

6:15 pm: Propane Fire Pit at Center Stage

7:00 pm: Trunk or Treat! Kids will be trick-or-treating in camp!

11:00 pm: Quiet Time

Sunday, 22 Oct

09:00 am: Community Photo

09:30 am: THE RAFFLE!

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

12:00 pm: Mountain Rendezvous 2023 Closed

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:
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, 5th wheels, pavement-oriented travel trailers, and Class A or C motorhomes are not allowed. Overland, offroad type small trailers ARE 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!

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RSVP is for ONE vehicle and its occupants.

NEW MEMBERS please stop by and introduce yourself HERE!

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This supersedes all previous notices.
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