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 12 was a complete success and us Jawboners sure feel swell about it! The hitch started off with a treat, as we all enjoyed a stay at Keith Axelson's beautiful home, Sageland Ranch. An experience that will stay in our memories and our hearts.
After our eye-opening and relaxing experience at Sageland Ranch, we were all rested and prepared for productive restoration in the Jawbone ACEC. We tied up a few loose ends from our prior hitch by connecting the gated entrances leading to Robbers Roost with fencing, and by finishing up our work on an incursion on SC 82. Quickly, we moved onto SC106 and completed another two incursions. While finishing our incursion restoration work, us Jawboners got to aid the BLM by helping sign legal trails in the Red Mountain Area as a part of the WEMO lawsuit settlement. Madeline and Amelyne got a 'lil stuck and dinged up, but luckily their “knight in shining armor”, an AT&T service employee, came to the rescue of the dodge.
The BLM took us on a wild flower hike near the College and pointed out flowers to us including the desert mariposa lily, desert candle stick, indigo bush and the desert calico. While there we also enjoyed a 'lil larding from The Society for Creative Anachronism, SCA.org and the JAwboners got to meet the organization that many of us have accidentally visited online.
After our restoration work was completed at all our prior sites, we moved on to preparing for our hosted ALL-CORP the following week.
The hitch wrapped up with a visit to Moose Anderson Days in the Jaw Bone Butterbredt ACEC hosted by Friends of Jawbone where us Jawboners tackled the dreaded Tamarisk bush with weed wrenches, brush trimmers, saws, and pathfinder(an herbicide). FOJ was kind enough to provide a T-shirt, BBQ lunch and ice cream treats for our volunteer work.