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6 03, 2017

2017 Tierra Del Sol – Day One

2017-03-06T15:51:40-08:00March 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Celebrating its 55th year, the 2017 Tierra Del Sol is one of the largest and most highly anticipated 4x4 gatherings in the desert Southwest, bringing off-road enthusiasts from hundreds of miles around. Finally back at its traditional location of Truckhaven, TDS brought out the usual assortment of enthusiasts, vendors, and some of the best-known names [...]

22 03, 2016

Bower Media Adventures – TDS Desert Safari 2016

2017-07-20T11:46:27-07:00March 22nd, 2016|TDS News|

Original post located at Bower Power Hour It started off with a long week, not feeling well, a recording session the night before and a wedding rehearsal on Friday night, let’s throw a little dirt into the mix on Thursday with a quick trip to Tierra Del Sol. Well,  that was the plan, but even the [...]

17 03, 2016

Wheeling With Sol: The 54th Annual Desert Safari

2016-03-17T18:09:54-07:00March 17th, 2016|Off-Road News|

Written by: Lori Carey, March 10, 2016 The 54th Annual Desert Safari, hosted by the Tierra Del Sol Four Wheel Drive Club of San Diego, took place at a new venue this year, which offered lots of new and exciting off-road activities for attendees. As one of the longest running off-road events in the [...]

15 12, 2014

Mission Accomplished

2017-07-20T11:46:27-07:00December 15th, 2014|TDS News|

[metaslider id=1330]Thanks to a generous grant from the Tierra Del Sol Four Wheel Drive Club (TDS) of San Diego the 4x4 trails are now safer and more user friendly in the Inyo National Forest and surrounding BLM area. The TDS supplied the money and the Eastern Sierra Four Wheel Drive Club (ES4WD) supplied the leg [...]

5 12, 2014

Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari Registration Is Open !

2017-02-13T04:04:52-08:00December 5th, 2014|TDS News|

Greetings Fellow Wheelers! My name is Bill Kassler and I’m the President of Tierra Del Sol four wheel drive club of San Diego and I would like to bring you up to date about some exciting changes to our club’s annual Desert Safari! This coming Safari marks the 53rd year of the TDS Desert Safari [...]

1 06, 2014

CORVA, TDS, and Ecologic Team Up to Oppose Ocotillo Wells Lawsuit

2014-06-01T10:34:17-07:00June 1st, 2014|TDS News|

The California Off-Road Vehicle Association (CORVA), Tierra Del Sol Four Wheel Drive Club (TDS), and Ecologic Partners are pleased to announce they have joined forces to oppose the lawsuit seeking to end open riding at the Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area (OWSVRA). Last year, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) and the Desert Protection [...]

8 05, 2014

Open Riding Lawsuit in Ocotillo Wells Will Go To Court

2014-05-08T18:57:31-07:00May 8th, 2014|TDS News|

May 8, 2014- Superior Court Judge Timothy Frawley overruled the demurrers by filed by State Parks stating that the court finds that PEER/DPC have alleged facts sufficient to constitute a cause of action for mandate based relief based on State Parks alleged abuse of discretion in allow an open riding policy. In English this means [...]

26 12, 2013


2017-02-13T04:04:50-08:00December 26th, 2013|TDS News|

THE FIGHT IS NOT OVER! Ocotillo Wells “Open Riding” lawsuit update. PEER and DPC have filed an amended petition for writ of mandate in the case. Our attorney will be reviewing the document and advising us on how to proceed. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for more updates. If you would like to read [...]

8 10, 2013

52nd Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari

2013-10-08T19:01:07-07:00October 8th, 2013|TDS News|

The members and families of Tierra Del Sol would like to invite you to our 52st TDS Desert Safari. Reserve February 28th though March 2nd, come out and experience the magic and splendor of  southern California’s finest wheeling. This year will be another epic event with fantastic vendors onsite, an awesome trail, the best raffle [...]

6 08, 2013

State Parks Responds to OWSVRA Open Riding Lawsuit

2017-02-13T04:04:47-08:00August 6th, 2013|TDS News|

California State Parks has filed a response to the lawsuit that wants to limit open riding in the Ocotillo Wells SVRA (OWSVRA). The State has a filed what is called a demurrer. The basic thrust of the demurrer is that Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) and The Desert Protective Council (DPC) have improperly invited the [...]

3 06, 2013

Lawsuit Filed Against Ocotillo Wells SVRA!

2017-07-20T11:46:27-07:00June 3rd, 2013|TDS News|

On May 21, 2013 Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) and the Desert Protective Council (DPC) filed a lawsuit to stop open riding in the Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA). The suit alleges that California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks) is not enforcing various Public Resources Codes with respect to trail [...]

27 03, 2013

BFGoodrich® Tires Announces 2013 Outstanding Trails Winners

2017-07-20T11:46:27-07:00March 27th, 2013|Off-Road News, TDS News|

MOAB, Utah (March 27, 2013) – BFGoodrich® Tires, in collaboration with Tread Lightly! ® and United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA), today announced the winners of the  2013 Outstanding Trails program.  Nominated for uniqueness, terrain type and enthusiast following, the trails selected for this year’s program are:   Dutch John Trail at the Uwharrie National [...]

4 08, 2012

Jeep Donates Sweepstakes Vehicle

2015-11-22T08:58:16-08:00August 4th, 2012|TDS News|

One of the hottest vehicles in the California market will find its way to one lucky winner courtesy of the Jeep brand and the Tierra Del Sol 4 Wheel Drive Club of San Diego. 2012 marks the 50 year anniversary of one of the largest and longest running annual Jeep events in the country, the [...]

4 03, 2012

Desert Safari 2012 Reached New Heights

2017-02-13T04:04:49-08:00March 4th, 2012|TDS News|

Desert Safari 2012 is now history, and the dust is settling.  The weather was perfect and it was a great time.  The Tierra Del Sol club is very grateful that you chose to share the 50th Desert Safari with us.  We met great people, great vendors, ran great trails.  Then to add to it, we [...]

17 12, 2010

TDS – The Early Years Vol 3

2015-10-12T15:01:37-07:00December 17th, 2010|TDS Videos|

This footage is of the 1967 TDS Desert Safari trail crew making the the trail for that year. The Tierra del Sol Desert Safari is still going on today with the 49th coming up during the first weekend in March, 2011. Check for more information.

17 12, 2010

TDS – The Early Years Vol 2

2015-10-12T13:55:55-07:00December 17th, 2010|TDS Videos|

This is the early years of Tierra Del Sol's annual Desert Safari which happens each year in Southern California. 2011 will be the 49th year. This footage is from the late 60's and early 70's. Check out for more info.

17 12, 2010

TDS – The Early Years Vol 1

2015-10-12T13:56:19-07:00December 17th, 2010|TDS Videos|

This is taken from film captured during first Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari's starting in 1967. This is the famous Truckhaven area near the Salton Sea. The Desert Safari is a huge annual event held the first weekend in March and has grown into one of the largest in the country. This is rare footage [...]

15 12, 2010

2012 TDS Desert Safari is our 50th Anniversary! ! ! ! !

2015-11-22T08:19:33-08:00December 15th, 2010|TDS News|

Tierra Del Sol is proud to announce the 50th Desert Safari to be held March 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the Truckhaven Hills area of the North Ocotillo Wells SVRA.  This area is one of the most beautiful and scenic areas in Southern California.   The 50th annual Desert Safari will again present an awesome [...]

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