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Annual four-wheel trek at Meadow Lake, Calif.

Don Quilici

The California Association of Four Wheel Drive Clubs, with 160 clubs and more than 6,000 members, has announced that it will host its 39th annual Sierra Trek event at Meadow Lake, Calif., approximately 35 miles north of Truckee.

That four-wheel event will be held from Thursday, Aug. 11 through Sunday, Aug. 14, according to Dick Shannon, Sierra Trek Chairman.

Shannon announced that this year’s Sierra Trek, the largest all-volunteer, four-wheel drive event in the country, will feature four short-wheelbase trips.

Those trips will consist of the legendary Fordyce Creek Trail, one intermediate run on the Bear Valley Trail and three narrated historical sport utility vehicle (SUV) runs through the Sierra backcountry.

The first SUV tour is scheduled for Aug. 11, where participants will be treated to a narrated historical trip into Blackwood Canyon near Lake Tahoe.

The trip includes stops at the Donner Memorial, Ellis Peak, the eastern portion of the famous Rubicon Trail and many other points of interest along the way.

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Cost for this particular trip is $150 for adults, $35 for children, 7-12 years of age and children under 7 are free.

That cost includes all meals from Thursday breakfast through Sunday breakfast.

On Saturday, Aug. 13, two other SUV trips will be offered.

The first is the Bear Valley Run, which will be set up for long-wheel-base vehicles and SUV owners with intermediate skills.

Cost for this trip is $120 for adults, $35 for children, 7-12 years of age and children under 7 are free.

The cost includes all meals from Friday night dinner through Sunday breakfast.

The second is a SUV trek that begins at Meadow Lake at the 7,200 foot level and takes guests through historical mining camps, portion of the Henness Pass Road and a stacked masonry dam.

One of the highlights of this trip is a journey to the top of the Sierra Divide, where on a clear day, participants, will have magnificent views of Mt. Lassen, Castle Peak, Old Man Mountain, Signal Peak and the Sierra Buttes.

Cost for this trip is $130 for adults, $35 for children, 7-12 years of age and children under 7 are free.

The cost includes all meals from Friday night dinner through Sunday breakfast.

Shannon explained that children’s activities in the main camp area at Meadow Lake will include a climbing wall, horseshoes, swimming, fishing, nature walks and a host of kid’s games.

For information or to register for the 39th annual Sierra Trek, call Robert Reed at (925) 447-3142.