Drew's Rubicon Bash 2004
For the fifth consecutive year, four wheelers have gathered
at the Rubicon Trail for an event known as Drew's Bash.
Originally started by Drew Persson the event was adopted in
2003 by the Gettin' Off 4WD Club. Typically held on
Fathers' Day weekend, the event was moved forward a week
this year as to not conflict with the TLCA's Rubithon.
Unlike previous Toyota biased runs, this year's Bash was
well balanced between Jeeps and Toyotas. No entrance fees
or safety inspections were necessary on the run, which has
transformed into a more informal trail ride as the years
Winter Fun Festival 2004
January is not often considered a peaking four wheeling
month, but you could hardly tell from the turnout for the
22nd annual Cal4Wheel Winter Fun Festival. Over 700 people
showed up for the event, with nearly all of the 13
scheduled runs selling out well in advance. One of the
reasons for Winter Fun's popularity is the diversity of the
event. There are trails ranging from dirt roads with a
light dusting of snow to passes where the drifts are
several feet deep.
Dusy-Ershim OHV Route
Dusy-Ershim is a grueling 33 mile long trail winding
through the central Sierra Nevada mountain range. The
trail passes by granite domes, alpine lakes, pristine
meadows, and dense forests. Obstacles like Chicken Rock,
Thompson Hill, and Divorce Rock ensure that drivers spend
as much time paying attention to the trail as the scenery.
Minnesota Challenge, 2003
The goal was to 4 wheel in 8 different places in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin in 8 days. There was no need for silly rules like 'no trailers'. The invite list was far from exclusive. This was meant to be a real world 4 wheeling adventure with real people and real trucks.
East Coast 4Runner Jamboree 2003
The third annual East Coast 4Runner Jamboree (EC4RJ) was
the biggest and wettest event yet. Over 50 Toyotas
converged at Paragon Off Road Park in Hazelton,
Pennsylvania for three days of four wheeling and
camaraderie. Trail rides of every difficulty level and a
raffle were just part of the event. Jay Kopycinski came
all the way from Phoenix to cover the event and witness
some of the East Coast's toughest trails.
Cruise Moab 2003
Bill Morgan recounts his trip to Moab for the Toyota Land
Cruiser Association's 2003 Cruise Moab. Bill and his
friends drove out from Denver to take on trails such as
Hell's Revenge, Poison Spider Mesa, and Metal Masher.
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