Wow, what to say? The Grateful Dead would say it’s been a long strange trip. The Band might say something like it being the end of the beginning of the end. And us Jawboners are still talking about going big or going home, and we’re close to the time when there is no option but to go home. So now we look back at our final hitch.
We kept it easy for the first few days, visiting Short Canyon to the north, and greeting our visitors (Golden Valley, Wildcorps, Rands and Owens) as they arrived over two days. Then we kicked it into high gear at AllCorps 2011, throwing down mad check dams on a hillside that had more problems than Snooki! Two-person rocks were harvested from around the hillsides and hauled up steep incursions, where they were then fitted together across the incursion and packed in with crush and dirt. Cutting the shelf for the rocks sometimes had to be done through solid rock, and worse than that was the clay-like rock layers that didn’t seem to want to fracture. We got 92 of them put in after three days of work, and did I mention the temperatures were in the 90s, and that the typical Jawbone winds were around? That’s a lot of going big over three days.
The Jawboners weren’t content with just impressing with the worksite – we also hit the rest of the DRC with our Will Smith theme that included a Fresh Prince of Bel-Air showing, and a Will Smith Showdown. Other events included a Top Chef competition and an End of Year Slideshow.
The hitch winded down with a trip to Lake Isabella, and pizza at the house. All that remains is Chorefest. It’s been real, DRC!
-Jawbone Thugs ‘n Harmony