Vehicle participating in Nevada 4WD Association's Silver State Poker Run 2019

N4WDA’s Silver State Poker Run 2019

By Denis & Sandi Inman

Jim and I arrived at the a little early at the Mark Twain Community Center in Dayton NV to check in, get oriented and to air down. The Driver’s Meeting started promptly at 8:45 AM and the participants were released to follow the instructions at 2 minute intervals starting at 9:00. The course was very interesting and challenging. We drove past Sutro Tunnel, Saint Johns Mine and Pioneer Cemetery before crossing 6 Mile Canyon that leads to Virginia City.

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Vehicles on the Johnny Range loop

Pahrump Valley Club Sunday drive through the Johnny Range

By Denis & Sandi Inman

It was the first time since Sandi and I have been members of the Pahrump Valley 4 Wheelers that almost all the vehicles were 4 door Jeeps. At 7:00 AM, 6 Wranglers pulled out of the Smith’s parking lot heading North on Highway 160. Following our JKU was Brian in his JLU, Jeremy & Deanna in their JKU, Woody & Janine own a JKU, Gary & Sherrie drive a JKU and Ed was batting clean-up in his new (to him) 2 door JK.

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Jeep on Crystal Spring trail

Crystal Spring & Wood Canyon

By Denis & Sandi Inman

Three Jeep Wranglers transporting, me, Matt, and Gary & Sherrie left Smith’s parking lot promptly at 7:00 AM this morning and drove North on Highway 160 to Road 928500 where we found a spot to air down. Traveling Eastward a couple miles, we took the left fork and proceeded up the canyon to Crystal Spring. Our group took several short breaks on the way up and really stretched our legs when we reached the structures at the end of the trail.

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Lake Tahoe Hi-Lo’s Gamblers Poker Run

By Denis & Sandi Inman

Friday morning Sandi and I drove to the Meadowcliff Lodge in Coleville CA and checked into our room. It is a very nice motel in a beautiful location. We even had a complimentary lizard on our patio. From there, we drove up over 8,314′ Monitor Pass to the Centerville Flat Campground and checked in for the Lake Tahoe Hi-Lo’s Annual Gamblers Poker Run. After returning to Highway 395, we passed our motel and continued South to Walker to get a couple of hamburgers to go at Walker Burger and made it back in time to catch the NASCAR Xfinity race in Bristol Tennessee.

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Jeeps on trail in Carpenter Canyon

Carpenter Canyon & Wheeler Well

By Denis & Sandi Inman

A total of 10 Pahrump Valley 4 Wheeler member rigs, 9 Jeep Wranglers of various models and a Gladiator Rubicon left Smiths parking lot at 7:00 AM on Saturday for a trip up to Carpenter Canyon and then on to Wheeler Well for lunch. The participants were me & Sandi, Matt, Jim, Brian, Dave & Judy, Andy, Sel & Pam, Liz & Poppy, Rick & Mary in the tail gunner slot and Dennis & Laura rode with Mike & Patti in the Gladiator (they said it was very comfortable). We aired down right after we got off the highway and onto Carpenter Canyon Road.

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