The TD4WD Club did a trip to the Highway 4 corridor checking out the OHV trails in the area. The most famous and extreme was the Slick Rock trail, a granite gauntlet of rocks that spans from Spicer Meadow Reservoir to Lake Alpine that the hardcore members of the group accomplished. Meanwhile others headed to the Blue Mountain Fire lookout. Unfortunately Sierra Pacific Industries had gated all the access roads to the lookout so our visit was thwarted, but we still had great views from the ridges. The group followed up with the beautiful Corral Hollow OHV trail and Mattley Ridge Trail. On Mattley Ridge we encountered hundreds of downed trees, some completely uprooted and others snapped off. There had been a 100 mph+ wind storm in mid-January that caused the damage. It is always fun to explore new areas with the club! For information or to join, see td4wheelers.org.