Hitch #10 – Surprise the Nevada Wildcorps


The much awaited Surprise Hitch has come and gone now. The first big surprise we had was that, instead of working in California, we worked in Nevada on land managed by BLM California. Our second surprise was…we were able to stay in a cabin all hitch long…Steven’s Camp. Lastly, our third surprise was that Chris Sparks and Jarrod Ball of the SCA and Mark Conley of California BLM joined us to do some work. Having worked in the Redwoods just over a month ago where trees were towering several hundred feet over our heads and then coming to Surprise where the nearest tree over 15 feet was miles away was quite a change. Nonetheless, the Surprise Valley BLM district was equally beautiful. Much of our work here involved decommissioning illegal ATV roads. We also did some fencework, removed an illegal structure, and helped to build a deer hang at a hunting cabin. Here are the numbers: 3 miles fence repair 9550 linear feet of road closures 1 deer hang structure built 1 illegal antenna removed 3 cubic yards of fill moved to fix road ditch