Lassen-Applegate-Trail-Ride-3-19-13Wagons Ho! Just imagine a sport utility vehicle (SUV) trek for the entire family that traces the same route used by 8,000 early pioneers in more than 1,500 covered wagons from 1849 to 1852 that brought a flood of immigrants to California…most of whom had the Gold Rush fever. The overland emigrant trip would take five to six months crossing mountains, deserts, rivers, and some of the most hostile country in the world.

SUV and other four wheel drive owners can now relive the golf rush era as they travel the famous Lassen-Applegate Emigrant Trail, marveling as such sights as the beautiful Black Rock Desert, the majestic High Rock Canyon, Double Hot Springs, Soldier Meadows and so much more.

The first-annual Gas Gas Moab Rally kicks off this weekend and it include 2-3 days of world class riding around Moab and tons more fun.

The ride will start in Moab on April 27th.  Be prepared for three days of riding and group camping on the Colorado River.

If that’s not enough, Moab’s Classic Car Show also falls on this same weekend.

Either one is enough to plan your yearly vacation for, let alone the two combined.  If you’re looking for a hotel room rather than camping, make reservations as quickly as possible.

To sign up, please call Jim Ryan at 435-260-2724 or email DualSportUtah@hotmail.com for more info.

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Relive the gold rush era as you travel the famous Lassen-Applegate Emigrant Trail in your sport utility vehicle (SUV), marveling at such sights as the beautiful Black Rock Desert, the majestic High Rock Canyon, Double Hot Springs, and Soldier Meadows.

All of these sights as well as stories from early emigrant diaries will spring to life for participants on the 18th annual Lassen-Applegate Trail Ride, Friday, July 20 through Monday, July 23, hosted by the High Rock Trekkers Four Wheel Drive Club.

This exciting 200-mile journey begins near Imlay, NV, follows the same wagon train route used by Peter Lassen in 1849, and concludes in Surprise Valley, CA near Cedarville in Modoc County.  This was also an alternate route used by early pioneers to reach central Oregon.

“For me, this trail is special and as a historian, I get to relive the past by thinking of John C. Fremont, Kit Carson, and Thomas ‘Brokenhand’ Fitzpatrick and many other brave men and women as they made this arduous journey from small towns throughout the Midwest,” said Warner Anderson, trail boss from the High Rock Trekkers.

Helena, MT — Join motorcycling legends Malcolm Smith and JN Roberts for the ride of a lifetime August 24-29, 2011 and help celebrate their 70th birthday in the exclusive setting of JN’s backyard. Set on JN Roberts’ 1,400-acre ranch in Montana, the event is limited to the first 30 riders, and the proceeds go to a truly worthy cause www.MalcolmSmithMotorsportsFoundation.org. Racing For Life (http://www.racingforlife.org) has organized this epic event to raise $30,000 to benefit the Malcolm Smith Motorsports Foundation and the El Oasis Orphanage, located in Valle de Trinidad, Baja California.  This six day trip is open to anyone who loves to ride dirt bikes and would love to celebrate Malcolm’ and JN’s birthday with them.  Experience the thrill of a lifetime riding with JN Roberts and Malcolm Smith for several days in the Rocky Mountains.

This is the second annual “Rocky Mountain Road Trip” the event will be held at JN’s private ranch, located about 30 minutes from Helena, Montana. The ranch features nearly 20 miles of single-track riding through beautiful Rocky Mountain forest.  Like last year the riders will also join Malcolm and JN on the Saturday ride in the nearby Helena National Forest.  After three exhilarating days of riding with the two legends, the caravan will return to Southern California on Monday, August 29.

About the Fundraiser
Each rider will pay his or her own way, and will be asked to make a $1,000 donation directly to the Malcolm Smith Motorsports Foundation. In return, riders receive a tax deduction receipt.  100% of the proceeds will go directly to the education fund for the Hogar de Ninos El Oasis Children’s Orphanage, located in Valle de Trinidad, Baja California.  The first student from the orphanage to graduate from college under Malcolm’ education program is Daniella Hernandez, 22.  She graduated this spring from Navojoa University earning her teaching credentials, with a minor in psychology.  Navajoa University is located in Navajoa, Sonora, Mexico.

About The Ride
JN Roberts and Malcolm Smith are two of the greatest ambassadors in the history off-road racing, beign the first motorcycle to cross the line in the Baja 1000 in 1967, countless desert races, numerous ISDE medals, international rallies and many more achievements too numerous to list. In addition to the single-track trails through woods and river crossings, JN also has a 2.5 mile motocross track. Although this is a working ranch, it is motorcycle friendly… Instead of opening gates, JN has fitted his ranch with ramps to jump over the cow fences. Joining in the festivities will be JN’s son, Jimmy Roberts and the El Oasis Orphanage Marketing Director, Daniel Ixcot.

For more information and to register for the ride contact Jim Filanc 951-966-3150 jim@racingforlife.org

As early as the 1840s, farmers and gold seekers loaded their possessions, a few women, children, dogs and cats in covered wagons and began what would become an arduous journey toward the Pacific Ocean.  The trickle of emigrants beginning in 1841 would turn into hordes of dreamers after the discovery of gold in California in 1848.  The overland emigrant trek would take five to six months crossing mountains, deserts, rivers and some of the most hostile country in the world.

Now, four-wheel drive owners, including sport utility vehicles (SUV), can relive the gold rush era traveling a 200-mile stretch of the 1849 wagon route used by thousands of emigrants from Imlay, NV to Surprise Valley, CA marveling at such sights as the beautiful Black Rock Desert, the majestic High Rock Canyon, Double Hot Springs, and Soldiers Meadow.

All of these sights as well as stories from early emigrant diaries will spring to life for participants on the 17th annual Lassen-Applegate Trail Ride, Friday, July15 through Monday, July 18, 2011.  This exciting journey begins near Imlay, NV and follows the same wagon tracks used by Peter Lassen in 1849.

“For me, this trail is special and as a historian, I get to relive the past by thinking of John C. Fremont, Kit Carson, and Thomas ‘Brokenhand’ Fitzpatrick and many other brave men and women as they made this dangerous trip from small towns throughout the Midwest,”  said Warner Anderson, trail boss from the High Rock Trekkers four-wheel drive club.

Anderson said the trip is open to all four-wheel drive enthusiasts and their families.  It is not a difficult route, but there are a few places where four-wheel drive will be required or where trail committee instructions must be followed.

“The emigrants wrote in their diaries such good descriptions of their trip that we can identify the majority of key points of interest in the history of this route, Anderson said.

Camping the first night will be at Double Hot Springs, former camping area for all of the pioneer wagon trains and the second night participants will spend the evening at Stevens Camp, which provides toilets, spring water, and possible hot showers.  Participants will need to bring their own tents and sleeping bags.

Cost for the trip is $275 per adult, $150 for children 7-14, and children under 7 are welcome free of charge.  The cost includes all meals from breakfast on Saturday through breakfast on Monday.  In addition to tents and sleeping bags, participants are encouraged to bring a CB radio, camera, folding chairs, snacks refreshments, and drinking water.

This trip is fully insured and operates under a permit from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).  Proceeds from the event help support the California Association of Four-Wheel Drive Clubs’ Conservation and Education Foundation.

The trip is limited to the first 25 vehicles on a first-registered, first-served basis.  To register or for more information, contact Warner Anderson at (775) 629-9232 or wana7448@sbcglobal.net or Ron Vance at (775) 246-4099 or vance63@charter.net.  Registration is also available online at www.highrocktrekkers.com.