Whether you have
just completed the Level-1 class on Saturday, or some weeks/months ago, youre more
than eligible for our Level-2 class. These classes are sometimes scheduled on the
Sunday following a Level-1 class (special arrangements can be made to allow for a
Saturday Level-2 course), thus enabling participants to tackle two courses in one
weekend, allowing more off-road fun for your buck.
class is just that, Level-2. Before you have completed the Beginner class youll
be more than familiar with the way we work and how we teach you the fun of off road
driving. Level-2 classes consist of different locations with different terrain.
Unlike some classes that scurry off to the boulders strewn areas, we dont, instead
we head to the valleys and canyons where we can play uninterrupted in the loose dirt and
obstacles with in the dry washes. A cross-country run may be included, or requested, but
in the end we take you where you can learn at your speed, one that wont
exceed the limitations of your vehicle. Sure the terrain is more difficult, but in
order to progress further, we must tackle more difficult situations. This is a very
1) Like the Beginner course,
youll be mailed a confirmation notice approx one week prior to your requested date.
2) It is likely the meeting
location will be different than that of the Beginner course, please be aware of this.
3) The time frame is the same,
approx 6 hours, meeting at 9:00/9:30 a.m.
4) Due to the area involved, fuel
tanks may require topping off in town prior to setting out.
5) At approximately 10:00 a.m.
were on the road headed to our play area.
6) "Class Room Time" is
near zero in this course, instead being replaced with more One-on-One teaching.
7) Off-Road; The use of low-range
and high-range varies, as does the terrain.
8) Vehicle control is taught more
extensively, as well as approaching obstacles and reading the trail ahead.
9) Some map reading &
navigational work is taught. Just ask.
10) Approximately 6 hours later
were done for the day.
A certificate of completion will
be sent to you soon thereafter.
No, you are not
required to take/complete the Level-2 course before tackling the Level-3 class,
though as stated before, the Beginner course is required. As with our other classes, the
title says it all, and this is Level-3. Again, these courses are normally
scheduled for Sunday, alternating with the Level-2 courses for the time slot, the one
with the most requests wins. The Advance class can be requested in advance for a given
date (during an open weekend), or private group classes as small as three vehicles can be
Prior to, or
during, your asked what sort of terrain you wish to tackle (with in our areas of use).
Some opt for desert playa, others want dry and wet washes, while others want to drive
cross-country. Its all up to you, or leave it to us and well give you a taste
of it all (with in reason). Navigation is also explored, getting into, or out of, a
particular area is all part of driving off-road (see "Navigation" for more on
Just as the name
implies, this is a true One-on-One course, one instructor to one student ratio, i.e.:
private lessons. We like to set these classes up in advance, so take a look at your
schedule and ours. We also ask that two student vehicles be present in most cases (safety
in numbers rule). The Beginner class is not required for this class, as it contains such
Navigation & Map Reading Class
Getting there and home again can be
difficult at times. Since the first ships set forth across the vast open
oceans, navigation was the key to their success. When wagon trains pulled
out of Missouri in the 1800’s, someone had to navigate, otherwise they may
have found themselves in Oregon instead of California. Today navigation has
become so much simpler with the advent of the GPS (Global Positioning
System). Maps, which have been around longer than most can remember, are
still a very important tool, as is the compass. However, a GPS is all but
useless without a map and proper training. Want to learn more? Every now
and again we’ll have a navigational class, or request it during an
Level-3 class. You’ll be glad you did.
Rally Driving Class
Just as the title suggests. Interested in
vehicle control? Whether you’re on a dry paved two lane highway, a snow
covered mountain freeway, or motoring your way down a gravel or dirt road,
car control is paramount, and driving mistakes can be disastrous. During
the Rally Class we’ll take you through the paces of car control, how
to steer with the throttle, and how to recover a sliding vehicle. This is a
great class for those on the move in adverse conditions, or who have
previously wrecked their 4wd’s in such. We’ll teach you when and
when not to use the brakes, about ABS, traction, gear selection, the
works. Here to navigation plays an important part (if you choose to go
rallying), that of reading and translating the rally route book (pace
notes). Our experienced instructors can help. This class is a must for
anyone considering signing up for the Camel Trophy.