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April is rolling around. We have a lot of new guys. So it's the perfect time to have another Meet and Greet. This will be our 4th M&G. If this is your first M&G, check out the previous ones listed below. Come show off your rig, meet some new people, and run a trail after. Family friendly. :) This year, we're having the M&G at Claremont Toyota on 4/19/08 (Saturday) 10:00am-12:30pm.

Bring your family, your friends, and your FJ! Claremont Toyota is located here.
The address is: 508 Auto Center Drive Claremont, California 91711.
It's about 4 miles east of the 57 fwy on I-10. We can easily access either Azusa OHV, Lytle Creek, or Cleghorn after the Meet.

Claremont Toyota will provide BBQ for lunch, TRD display, a Toyota tech for Q&A or demonstration, discount on parts or service, and maybe some freebies. :)

Please put this on your calender.

The Meet and Greet is also a great opportunity to sell, trade, buy, or giveaway some stuff. More details here:

There's a 1 day only discount happening at the Meet and Greet. TRD Source would like us to make a list of items we would like to see discounted (thank you Randy!). Please post here: TRD Source Discounts for Meet and Greet.

Here is a list of people interested. I need to keep this list current so I can update Claremont Toyota of how many people will be there (lunch preparations). Please indicate how many are coming. If you went from a maybe to a definite, please let me know too. Looking forward to seeing all of you!

Please indicate if you would be attending the trails after the Meet & Greet.

Event and Trail
Event Only

  1. Fjamming (4)
  2. FJVP (4)
  3. Tubig (1)
  4. Geo88
  5. GTKrockeTT (2)
  6. Piper (4)
  7. DominicG
  8. UnknownuserX
  9. FJ Funjunkie
  10. AceTechno (2)
  11. bph (2)
  12. FJchema (2)
  14. RESE
  15. projekt4
  17. FJC8871 (2)
  18. 1SIKFJC (4)
  19. Underoath (1)
  20. fjessence (2)
  21. Bob180 (2)
  22. dirtchick (3)
  23. bigkidd
  24. Volhoo
  25. krishna (3)
  26. Hardluck(2)
  27. Dead Prez (2)
  28. FJ4x420 (2)
  29. seal13il
  30. Underactive (2-3)
  31. skersfan (2)
  32. SoCalOcFj
  33. kokopeli (2)
  34. FJGEZR (2)
  35. pokerDawg
  36. Jon B
  37. Mattmainster (4)
  38. FJGordy (1)
  39. MtnPig (2.3)
  40. CADavebert
  41. Elefex (3)
  42. KingCong
  43. Tarik (2)
  44. Thugasaur
  45. RicoVerde (2)
  46. FJ4J (2)
  47. Uphill (2)
  48. gilessankey (3)
  49. mtnkraut
  50. Oscarr (3)
  51. IceBerg (4)
  52. Felonius
  53. erikc (4)
  54. Moeses18 (2)
  55. psheat (2)
  56. vierzwanzig (2)
  57. Air2air
  58. jrock (2)
  59. vhram (3)
  60. FJDave (2)
  61. Cruiserlarry
  62. Freshchip (3)
  63. WoolyMammoth
  64. plnfixr320(2)
  65. Dustpark (2)
  66. Mir207 (2)
  67. mylittleburro (2)
  68. MKOAZ (4)
  69. kingazteca
  70. FJadmin (2-3)
  71. FJjim112
  72. Oscarr Sr.
  73. FJ4me
  74. Eagle Scout
  75. biggkid
  76. Teotwaki
  77. Cruiser4
  78. StHarris
  79. Hovsepdov (4)
  80. MudlovingFJ (2)
  81. FJsRKool
  82. FJTrain
  83. EmpireV (2)
  84. BrandonH
  85. noty21 (2)
  86. pbstriker38 (4)
  87. Sanderhawk (2)
  88. Yota951 (2)
  89. cowboy4x4
  90. smitty_runner (2)
  91. cnynrat (2)
  92. JESUSGAR (4)
  93. lonelydriver
  94. mbisson (2)
  95. Frogeye
  96. RangerJoe (2)
  97. FJFlow
  98. MickMc (4)
  99. iCruiser (2)
  100. iceman601
  101. wrigman
  1. Martyr
  2. Jeshua
  3. Jerroranda
  4. Tmaxxgod4
  5. yusuke41
  6. FJ-Ollie (1.25)
  7. PreRunner
  8. FJShock (2)
  9. Blown383 (2)
  10. landcruiser92 (2)
  11. moub838
  12. DAS-GTI
  13. kingazteca (2)
  14. Muddygrrl

Trail Run Info:​

Traditionally, a Meet and Greet is not a Meet and Greet if we don't hit the trails after. So this will be no different. :) Since this year, Azusa may be unavialable (closure due to Edison work), we will most likely head for Lytle Creek or Cleghorn. Both places offer fantastic wheeling. Cleghorn is a fire road with "challenge" just off the main trail. However you stray from the fire road, you will always return to the main trail so the fun never ends. Lytle Creek is a mild trail with some rocks and uneven terrain. You'll weave through the tall pines as you progress. Cleghorn can be more technical if you chose to do the challenges. If you stay on the main trail, you can get through with a Civic. The good thing about that trail is you can pick and chose what you want to do. Lytle is more wide open and obstacles are easy to get around-there's plenty of room. I'll try and see if I can get the ranger to open up the back route up to Mt. Baldy's sky resort.

Depending on the amount of vehicles that may attend the trail after, we may decide to break up the group into 2. One group head for Cleghorn and another head for Lytle Creek. If we have 40 rigs, we'll break up into groups of 6-7 and head for Cleghorn. Some may even decide to continue on after Cleghorn and head for Arrowhead via Pilot Rock. We'll stagger the starts 10 min. so as to not congest the trail. The first group can start to leave 12:10. We'll get everyone through. If this is your first time out or have limited off road experience, you'll like these trails. Pick and chose the challenges as you see fit. If you are not comfortable with anything, just stay on the main trail. There's no pressure. If you would like some spotting, others will be more then willing to help.

-----------------------------Trail Info----------------------------------

Lytle Creek, Cleghorn Fire Road, 2N17X

Lytle Creek: Lytle Creek Ridge Trail - Dirtopia, the Off-Road Encyclopedia

Beginning at the town of Wrightwood, the Lytle Creek Ridge Trail moves along its perimeter onto the Lone Pine Canyon Road. After travelling for about 4 miles the road turns onto a small dirt path which ascends up a ridge into San Bernardino National Forest.

One of the first things you notice is that this route has witnessed a number of landslides. Not surprising, as it falls in the San Andreas Rift Zone. Moving along you finally reach the top of the Lytle Creek Ridge. For those who prefer camping, you will find a very good campsite here. If you walk through a little trail you will arrive at the base of Gobblers Knob. Unpack and camp a while.

For those who prefer some more action, you can follow the main trail right to the top. Amazing views of the Lone Pine Canyon greet you. You can view as far as the north and south of Lytle Creek. Go further and the trail moves downwards passing by the Sheep Creek out onto the Lytle Creek road. This road takes you to the west of Applewhite Picnic Ground which is near the little homestead of Scotland.

Cleghorn: Cleghorn Ridge Trail - Dirtopia, the Off-Road Encyclopedia

Cleghorn Ridge Trail is a combination of two separate trails, one difficult and the other easy that intersect at several points. Beginning at Silverwood Lake, California 138 this trial offers ridge top views over Mount Baldy and ends at I-15 at Cajon exit.

The roughly graded route in this trail is suitable for high clearance 2WD in dry weather.

There is a separate 4WD trail (marked as 2N17X that runs parallel to the main route and is smaller. This one intersects the main trail often and has a rating of "difficult". The good news is that drivers are able to view the route beforehand and can choose the sections they want to leave out. The start of the trail has an easy rating which gets tougher as you move towards the top of the Cleghorn Ridge.

It is advisable to use a smaller vehicle as the less difficult areas too require good wheel articulation and placement between boulders and obstacles.

Victor Valley 4-Wheelers, a local 4WD club, looks after the basic trail maintenance so it is not too bad.


There's a recent thread on 2N17X:
'05 4Runner V6 4x4

Want to come to the M&G with en masse? Here's a list of caravans. Contact the organizers of the caravans and visit the thread for the latest details.

CADavebert-South OC Caravan
oscarr-Westside Caravan
GTKrockeTT-San Gabriel Vally Caravan
FJC8871-South Bay Caravan
FJDave-West OC Caravan.
seal13il-West Los Angeles Caravan

By the way, if you don't have a FJ, but are interested in this meet, come join us too. :)

Meet and Greet II

Meet and Greet III


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Discussion Starter #4
Tubig, I get to check your new drawer in person!

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Discussion Starter #6
I know what you mean. I keep both window opened. But in either case, I got you here and there (or the other way around)! :)

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Easy Tony....remember what happened last time....

Count me in (again)!! And are you gonna try to get another vendor to show and bring goodies again this year?

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Easy Tony....remember what happened last time....

Count me in (again)!! And are you gonna try to get another vendor to show and bring goodies again this year?
It's ok. My turn is over. Who's next? :D J/k, that was a freaky accident, it should never have happened.

Once we start to have a better sketch of time and place, I'll start to contact those who might be interested. It has been a while since our last meet. It's due!

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Ok, I'm slow....what's this about Tony wanting to look into people's drawers? Have you no shame?? :D :D :lol:
:rofl: shhh.

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im down for a meet and greet!

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I'm game, schedule permitting-especially if it is held northwest of Orange County, so that us North LA County folks can go without a 2-3 hour drive each way...

By the way, I'd trade my FJC for the Krispy Kreme truck in the Meet & Greet III pics (assuming it was FULL...)

('til the donuts are gone, at least:))

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Hehe. the donuts are all mine!! muhaha. :) It'll likely be Azusa again, but I'm working on getting another location. If it looks good, I'll reveal it. If not, well, it'll just go unnoticed. :). Ok, maybe I'll save a couple of donuts for you.

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I'm in....

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Discussion Starter #17
MMM BBQ! Good idea Eric.

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Ok, I'm slow....what's this about Tony wanting to look into people's drawers? Have you no shame?? :D :D :lol:
I was just going to post about how funny his comment sounded. When I met Zoshyii today, he said the same thing and laughed inside my head, thinking what it could've meant.

Reminds me of a time I was talking to one of my old teachers and he said "duty", but I heard it as doodie and started to laugh. Maybe its because I am still somewhat immature :silly:

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I'm dfinitely in and BBQ sounds good. Is this something for the whole family? (Wife, 5yr son and 2 1/2yr daughter?)
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