Sierra Trek 2018
Forging Our Way Across Fordyce
Whether the topic is wheeling trips or public education, typically the larger the group is, the lower the bar is set. There are no participation trophies at Cal4Wheel’s Sierra Trek though. Held on the brutally difficult Fordyce Creek Trail, Sierra Trek is one of the most challenging events we have ever attended. Fortunately, you don’t have to go it alone.
One of the biggest natural barriers on Fordyce are the water crossings, which can be deep enough to sweep away a vehicle. Cal4Wheel coordinates with Pacific Gas & Electric to close the hydroelectric dam and lower the water during the event. Volunteers who are members of Cal4Wheel clubs lead small groups of vehicles through the trail (typically two committee members for every dozen vehicles), man winch hills to get through the hardest sections of the trail, cook dinner, and even provide hot showers.
Not ready to tackle Fordyce Creek Trail? Sierra Trek also offers trips out of Meadow Lake that cater to SUVs and UTVs and provide amazing scenery and information regarding the rich mining history of the area. Cal4Wheel hosts events all over the state of California all year long. From Panamint Valley Days to Winter Fun Festival, these events are a great way to make new friends and support land use causes and education.