Again l want to thank my my big buddy & wife for a great weekend at Rye Patch. Members ; D.D. & girls, Dale & Jean, Carol & I, past members Keith &Sheri Robb and Dale’s friends Jerry & Lila . 2nd run. Really had a great time. It was a little cold but nice. No boners that I saw. My wife got 48 geocaches on her birthday. As a sidebar when I got home I found out that I received the FOTR award for volunteer of the year which I share with my wife. Also our friends & past Madhatters , Jerry & Julie Reffner received the same award with a couple of other well deserving folks. Just a note folks you will be noticed when you help . I hope you all will be noticed in the future. As with the award the club gave us this year, we may have been the leaders but you guys made it happen, so this is your award and we want to thank everyone of you for your help.
Thank you all,
Craig & Carol Lemon
Tom had I known that jeeps could lay on their sides. I would have canceled my vacation to help you stay on all 4’s. But you convinced me only Broncos could do that. You being an engineer I thought you took physics. We are available to come get you if needed. The Jeep recovery vehicle is looking good and ready to roll ( on the tires )
Unfortunately, the lawsuit filed by various OHV groups against the Tahoe National Forest closure of 800+ miles of routes was decided in favor of the Forest Service:
Not sure whether there will be any further legal action at this point, but I’d guess it would require the help of deeper pockets like CORVA, Cal4, BRC, etc.
This weekend is the club’s one day snow run. We are going to the Mormon Emigrant Trail. The club will meet at the Manteca Wendy’s parking lot (Hwy 99 and Hwy 120) on Saturday morning. We will leave Wendy’s at 7:00 a.m. Please let me (Darrel) or Phill know if you are coming and if you will be caravan’ing up with the group from Manteca or meeting us somewhere along the way.
We will stop in Placerville for refueling. We’ll use the Safeway Fuel pumps on the north side of US 50 at the Missouri Flats Rd. offramp. There is also a Starbucks there for those in need.
As usual, we’ll be on CB channel 4 and ham radio 147.555 Simplex. I (K6DRL) will be monitoring the 805 High Sierra Repeater [146.805, -.600, PL123.0] on the way up to the trail. You can contact me on the 805 to find our progress or arrange to meet us.
Lots of new snow from the current storms. We should have a terrific time. See you there!
This would be a great thing to help out with if folks can make it up there.
The Rubicon Trail Foundation has asked that the FOTR assist a work party to improve access to the RTF property. All the issues concerning the easement have been resolved and now it is time to make accessing the property more safe.
There are 4 projects that are being done and they need approximately 40 volunteers.
Three dates where proposed for this work as noted below:
- May 21st and 22nd
- June 11th and 12th
- June 18th and 19th
If you could respond back with your availability and date preference (dates 1, 2, or 3), it would be greatly appreciated.
For information on the projects themselves, please contact Rusty Folena at Rusty.Folena@RubiconTrailFoundation.org or Ken Hower at Ken.Hower@RubiconTrailFoundation.org
Thanks in advance and looking forward to seeing you all on the Trail!
FOTR Trail Boss
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