The members and families of Tierra Del Sol would like to invite you to our 54th TDS Desert Safari on March 4th through the 6th, 2016. 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, the best raffle on the planet (over $100k in prizes), and yes after last’s years outrageous fireworks show….we are going to do it again. TDS holds the largest weekend event and the proceeds assist us in fighting to keep Public Lands open.

***Important information for 2016***

Safari 2016 is a whole new adventure for those of us who’ve made this event an annual trek.

Del Albright, BRC/ShareTrails.Org

Temporary environmental issues on State Parks lands have facilitated the need for a new headquarters location this year.

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DATES

March 4th, 5th & 6th, 2016. RAIN or SHINE, BLOW or SNOW, the 54th TDS DESERT SAFARI will be held and there are no refunds.

Headquarters

HQ will be held at West Shores RV Park/Johnson’s Landing.

West Shores Marina & RV Park / Johnson’s Landing Cafe
559 Sea Garden Ave
Thermal, CA 92274
Google Earth coordinates 33 19’ 44.79” N – 115 56’ 48.59” W

(Please note that there will be no public RV camping available at West Shores.)

Camping

Please camp at your favorite spots at Truckhaven.  There is some dry camping on the beach just north of headquarters.

This is an easy access dry wash area, near the famous TRUCKHAVEN HILLS with lots of room for campers, RV’s, and trailers. Bring your own nail-free firewood and drinking water. Additional supplies are available in Salton City.

OFFICIAL REGISTRATION

Entitles participant to register one 4X4 vehicle and receive a dash plaque, bumper sticker, (1) one raffle ticket and a special present for the kids. ALL OCCUPANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN AN INSURANCE WAIVER.

If you registered with the Military discount “ACTIVE & RESERVE”, you will be required to show ID when picking up your registration packet.

Side-by-Sides are welcome !!!

MERCHANDISE

All merchandise will be delivered onsite at the event only. There is no shipping.

VENDORS

Be sure and visit our more than 100 vendors on site.

If you are a vendor interested in displaying a booth at Desert Safari please visit the Vendor page.

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SCHEDULE

FRIDAY
Registration:  8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Apparel: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

SATURDAY
Registration: 6:30 am – 7:00 pm
Apparel: 6:30 am – 10:00 pm

CB Channel 14 is for “Official Use Only” and Radio Checkpoints, PLEASE do not use this frequency for personal communication.

SUNDAY
Apparel: 6:30 AM til 1 PM based on inventory

RAFFLE

Raffle begins at 7 PM, Saturday March 5th. There will be over $100,000 in Raffle Prizes.
Remember to bring your chairs.

FIREWORKS SHOW AFTER THE RAFFLE SATURDAY NIGHT !!!!!!!

Please make sure you and your pets are prepared for the fireworks, they are extremely loud and there may be test firing during the day on Saturday.

MANDATORY SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

All vehicles must meet the following mandatory safety requirements in order to be registered.

  • ROLL BAR OR METAL TOP
  • SEAT BELT FOR EACH OCCUPANT.
  • FUNCTIONAL EMERGENCY BRAKE OR MICO-LOCK.
  • MUFFLER(S) – NO OPEN HEADERS.
  • FIRE EXTINGUISHER.

ADDITIONAL “RECOMMENDED” SAFETY EQUIPMENT

  • FIRST AID KIT.
  • TOW ROPE, STRAP, CABLE OR CHAIN.
  • SERVICEABLE SPARE TIRE (within 2” Diameter of Vehicle Tires)
  • CB RADIO

WHIP ANTENNAS MUST BE REMOVED OR TIED DOWN (They are Hazardous to Bystanders in the Safari Terrain )

NO MOTORCYCLES — NO DUNE BUGGIES — NO ATVs/QUADS

Emergency Medical Help – 911

Imperial County Sheriff Dispatch 760-339-6311

SUNDAY BREAKFAST

West Shores Seniors Club SUNDAY Breakfast March 7th, 2016 located at 1375 Borrego Salton Sea Way S-22 (Senior Center is on S-22 1 mile west of hwy 86.). Support the seniors….serving from 7:00AM. Flyers will be available at the Registration and Information Booths.