Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – 2014 Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari
The opening day and night at the 2014 Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari brought high winds and heavy overcast. On Friday, the four-wheelers stayed closer to camp and gathered at the Ocotillo Wells 4×4 Off-Road Training Area for some preliminary challenges.
Saturday morning at dawn: clouds overhead without the heavy wind. The families mustered their campsite breakfasts and prepared for a long day of fun in the desert! By the afternoon, heavily gusting wind returned with vigor.
The Saturday desert run is a Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari tradition! As drivers gather early for the 2014 Saturday outing, the talk turns to tires and equipment. 4x4s will get tested thoroughly on this classic run.
The 2014 Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari offered a variety of family recreation. The Saturday night raffle is famous, and special attention focuses on children, Veterans and charities. The TDS four-wheel drive club from San Diego County has earned a wide reputation for its organizational ability around this successful annual event!
Back at the Playground for more 4×4 challenges. This is an environment for testing equipment, tires and four-wheeling skills. Many participants come back to these Tierra Del Sol outings annually. The three-day weekend is nonstop activity and fun for the whole family!
Del Albright (left HD video) actively serves the Blue Ribbon Coalition. A BFGoodrich® Tires “ambassador” as well, Del travels the country to reach four-wheel drive enthusiasts and the OHV community. In this interview at the 2014 TDS Desert Safari, Del Albright talks about public land access, his Jeep TJ Wrangler and BFG tires! At right, Roger Mullins talks about his “Just Runs” 4×4 club, family four-wheeling at these Tierra Del Sol 4×4 Club events and years of experience with BFG tires. Roger racks up thousands of trail miles each year in his Jeep Wrangler and has been an avid ‘wheeler for decades!