I made it out to SoCal recently and linked up with a guys from another forum. There was a 1993 Grand Cherokee, a 1995 Mitsubishi Montero SR, a 1997 LR Discovery, and my Tacoma. I'm mainly throwing this out there for educational purposes... if you weren't aware, there are some pretty neat trails just off I-10 before you hit LA. If you have an expo-style rig build, the Big Bear area is a solid place to hit someday as there are many trails from basic forest roads to some nicely technical crawling trails. Huge lake, some neat funky small "villages" and 7000-8000' mountains. Weather was awesome. I could easily spend days there just exploring and chilling. I'll go back again, someday.
We ran a few trails, including one (John Bull) that we turned around on because it was turning to shit and the Discovery broke a rear axle and the Montero smashed his rear diff several times, bent both ends of his bumper up 4" so it looked like a smiley face, lost a piece of plastic trim, smashed the passenger rocker panel good enough to make both doors stick, and broke some plastic around a tail light. I took a few good bumps and scrapes along the bottom but nothing serious.