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
We’d been asking for it since Hitch 1, “When are we going to the other side of Jawbone?” And boy did we get it! The first day in the field was normal enough cleaning up a dumpsite with Steve Gomez from the BLM. The next day, again relatively normal, we split up to work on a fencing project with Sam, and to brush SC47. Day 3 it started getting interesting. A quarter mile down SC37 loomed an imposing hill, and on top of it was an incursion we needed to restore. From the bottom of the hill I had to strain my neck to see the top, and up that beast we hauled our tools, food, and water. Quad muscles and calves be damned on those days, but the exertion was found to be worth it, as the top of the hill had a magnificent view into the eastern valley. Beautiful, spectacular, ama-…wait, did I mention that there was fog? Yeah, goodbye views. And wind? Goodbye warmth. Still we loved our incursion, because this was still a unique location. The weather wasn’t done with us yet, there was still the rain and snow. By the end of our time in the field we were wet, weary, and whipped by the weather. Oh how nice it is to be inside again.
Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays (including, but not limited to: New Year’s, Kwanza, and Boxing Day)!