N4WDA Calls on Local 4x4 Clubs for an El Dorado Canyon Clean Up!
On May 18, 2014, the Nevada Four Wheel Drive
Association joined ranks with the Pine Nut Mountains Trails Association for a major Pine Nut Range clean up.
N4WDA enlisted the help of 4x4 volunteers from the Sierra Stompers and Komstock Krawlerz 4x4
The enthusiastic N4WDA group
headed up El Dorado Canyon from the Dayton Valley side, and the Pine Nut Mountains Trails Association (PNMTA)
headed east from Johnson Lane at Carson Valley. By the long day's end, these two groups trailered and
toted out an incredible amount of trash, debris, large and small television sets and other electronic
items, car and truck pieces, old tires, even the guts from a worn out washing
machine—plus two rusted vehicle bodies that had dotted the landscape for
In this 1080P full-screen HD video, see how much work it takes to clean up
public lands after uncaring individuals make a mess. Witness the latest disgusting phenomenon: costly to dump
household items now get tossed out on our public lands! Each year, the western
Nevada 4x4 clubs and PNMTA head out to restore their favorite backcountry recreational areas—all in
an effort to keep our public lands accessible...Thanks!
A big-screen projection television broke into glass shards as
the crew loaded it into a trailer. At right, this Datsun station wagon was an El Dorado Canyon "landmark" for
decades. Both blights were adjacent to a pristine, spring-fed stream that feeds high desert habitat and
wildlife. This was once a smaller-scale mining district and later became a sheep grazing area. El
Dorado Canyon makes a scenic, somewhat challenging 4x4 or OHV day run. Quads, dirt motorcycles, equestrians
and 4x4s share this route.
At left, a vintage early 'sixties GM pickup, rusted and riddled with target practice
holes, had rested uncerimoniously at the higher reaches of El Dorado Canyon. The N4WDA and local 4x4 clubs
finished their day at the Douglas Disposal site (right). The PNMTA and N4WDA merged here,
leaving a heap of trash and steel at the facility. Douglas Disposal supported the venture by donating
two dumpster loads to the cause.