4WD Club at Lake Tahoe Hi-Lo Offers Free Highway Vehicle Clinic | South Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Hi-Lo’s 4WD Club holds a free OHV 4×4 clinic on Saturday, May 21, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. All participants must meet in the Sawmill Pond parking lot at 9:00 a.m.

The Off-Road Vehicle (OHV) clinic will focus on how to properly handle your 4WD vehicle, 4WD related environmental issues, available local trails, and recommended 4WD equipment. It begins with a short session at the Twin Peaks trailhead past the parking lot at Sawmill Pond.

There will be presentations by OHV employees of the US Forest Service, El Dorado County Parks & Recreation, the 4WD Club at Lake Tahoe Hi-Lo and sponsors.

Trail Ride
We will take a short trip to the Twin Peaks Trail where a demonstration will be made of the proper use of the 4WD engine and related equipment. Lake Tahoe Hi-Lo 4WD Club members will be shown maneuvering over large rocks on the designated OHV trail and using the winch.

who should attend
People who are interested in learning more about 4WD in the Tahoe area and would like to meet a local enthusiast.

The club has been working with the USFS’s Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit in Twin Peaks as an adoption pathway for several decades. Pick up trash, repair sections that users may have exited from designated driveways, clean water bars, post signs, and create rock features to help prevent erosion while keeping the driveway difficult in detour sections. Hi-Lo’s has installed several steel booms in the rocky areas of the Twin Peaks Trail. If users get stuck, they can exit the post and not damage the trees.

The Lake Tahoe Hi-Lo’s is a family-friendly four-wheel drive club based in South Lake Tahoe, California. They currently have about 35 general and partner members. The club started in 1966 and into the 1960s and ’70s, climbing local high-speed hills and hauling sand. They’ve also hosted the annual Gambler’s Poker Run since 1987. Money raised from the events is donated to local charities, and to help maintain access to the track.

The name Hi-Lo is an acronym for High-Range / Low-Range. From the days they used the High-Range for some racing events, and the Low-Range for rock crawling. They now take several conservation trips annually to do driveway maintenance, erosion control, and trash cleanup on our local trails. For the rest of the season, they like to go camping with four wheels and camping from old Nevada mining trails to High Sierra trails, such as the Barrett Lake Trail, Deer Valley Trail, and Rubicon Trail. The club has also served as volunteers at Jeepers Jamboree for over 40 years.

Participants are suggested to bring 4x4s, chairs, snacks and water to the OHV 4×4 clinic.

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