Project Leader: Garth Dellinger Project Dates: Sept. 28, 2010 to May 17, 2011 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 208-914-0400 Address: 316 Mesquite Ave, Ridgecrest, CA 93555
Hitch 3 was a mixed bag of outreach, volunteering and restoration that kept the hitch very interesting. While permitting in the Rands we got to talk to a lot of OHV riders, and some of us met Goat, the owner of the local pizza joint, and had lengthy conversations with his charming friends. The two days of outreach also provided extra warmth in our house, which did not prepare us for the cold nights in Jawbone (18 degrees!). However, while out at Jawbone we saw some awesome sights and Matt found some type of missile head/bomb thing that brought the BLM archaeologist, Danny Tyree, out for a visit. While at Jawbone the crew restored 3 incursions along SC37 continuing polygon JB26. The first half of the first day of restoration we split into groups, half went on a scouting trip up the rest of SC37 while the rest started collecting data. The last two and half days at Jawbone were spent restoring incursions while a group split off and worked on scouting the rest of the polygon and collecting data on SC47. The last third of the hitch was spent doing volunteer work for the Kern River Preserve where we got to spend some time in the woods chipping branches and removing an old fence line, and we were again very happy to be in a wonderful warm house provided by the Southern Sierra Research Station.