Several years ago, we bought our first sports utility vehicle. We went to a one night class at a local community college entitled "How To 4-Wheel Drive" by Harry Lewellyn. The following weekend we attended the hands-on one day tour. We liked what we were doing so much, that we began going out nearly every weekend and learned how to negotiate a variety of dirt roads. Our spare time was spent doing research on the history and ecology of our favorite areas. A one-day outing turned into 15 years of leading other people on min-vacations throught Southern California and the Owens Valley.
Our 4WD outings involve driving on easy to moderate dirt roads and are ideally suited to novice and intermediate level drivers. All tours are suitable for stock vehicles in good condition, although some tours do have size restrictions.
We share our knowledge of the back country over the CB radio with our guests. We frequently stop to explore mining areas old and new, and ponder the rocks, plants and animals we may encounter. We'll occassionally visit an old cabin, or deserted lookout.
California has a fascinating history, from geologic unrest and pre-historic petroglyph scribes to the Radium Queen of the Mojave and the Human Mole of Black Mountain. Load up your 4X, fasten your seatbelts, and get ready to explore historic California!
Roger & Cecile & Marty