The annual Cantina for the ‘Con is coming up over Labor Day weekend again. The RTF is looking for any clubs / individuals to help with stuff:
From El Presidente:
As of this writing Scott, Wild Bill, Dave Jones and myself have secured camp for members attending Trek. For the long time members, we are in the same camp we’ve used for the past 15 years. For the newer members tell them to keep their eyes peeled for the Madhatters banner. We are right on the lake.
To our surprise the camp area was “packed” when we arrived. Cell service for AT&T phones is good.
WH5 work Due to the Deer Valley trail being closed, the club voted at the last meeting to change the location and date of the Club Picnic to Meadow Lake. This will allow us to have our 2nd work day on the Fordyce Trail. The workday will be on Saturday the 14th. I will be meeting with the Friends of Fordyce (FOF) group during Sierra Trek to find out what work is needed on the trail. As a reminder, we are responsible for everything on the trail from Winch hill 4 to Meadow Lake. I don’t anticipate much trail work needing to be done, but we’ll see what FOF is suggesting for us to do. I will update as the information becomes available about the work needing to be done. I will not be coordinating food or a trail run as other members have signed up for those responsibilities. See new attachment (WH5 work) added to post on 08-19-13.
An updated club roster has been posted to the Members section of the Madhatters website. Our newest member Gary has been added. As usual, please email any additions or corrections to me.
The MUDSLINGER minutes from the July 23 club meeting have been posted to the Members section of the Madhatters web site.
FYI – The Pirates of the Rubicon are hosting their next Rubicon cleanup trip the first weekend of October.
Who currently has the pink flag and bone? It is MIA.
I have a neighbor who has a couple of rifles for sale. Let me know if you’re interested and I can hook you up with the seller to get additional info.
-WINCHESTER MODEL 70-458 WIN. MAGNUM-
MADE IN NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A. SUPER GRADE WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL
-SUPER GRADE- appears on the floorplate.
Golden Eagle model 7000, .300 Wby. Mag
This has leupold scope, M86X.
An updated club roster has been posted to the Members section of the Madhatters website. Our two newest members, Greg and Larry/Connie, have been added. I also added HAM call signs for those new HAM operators in the club who gave me their information. Please email any additions or corrections to me.
Directions to get to Trail Head
2. Take Rte 99 South to Madera
||Take CA-145 Exit in Madera
||CA-145 becomes Road 145.
||Turn right onto Road 206.
||Road 206 becomes Northfork Rd.
||Turn left onto N Friant Rd.
- Pizza Factory is on the corner
- If you are on Parkcliffe and reach Sunnyhillyou’ve gone about 0.1 miles too far
||N Friant Rd becomes Millerton Rd.
||Turn left onto Auberry Rd.
- Sheri’s Roadhouse is on the left
||Stay straight to go onto Lodge Rd/CA-168.
||- Caution long steep grade!
- Turn Left to stay on Highway 168 (4.4 Miles)
- Turn right at Dinkey Creek Rd (11.8 Miles)
- Turn right at McKinley Grove Rd (0.4 Miles)
- Leave any tow rigs at the camp
- Take the camp road North
- Take a right at each of the first two forest service gates
- Take a left at the third gate, this is the trail head
Here is a link to a map and a description of the trail:
The plan is to camp at Grouse Lake. Camping is very limited here so if we cannot find enough room for everyone we may have to go on into Swamp Lake and camp.
Double D is planning on driving down Thursday morning, I cannot get off work Thursday so I will not be able to leave until Friday morning and there is a possibility that I will not make it at all. It would be best to have a buddy with you when you go into the trail. The trail is fairly difficult but should be passable for everyone as long as you have a spotter. Everyone should post here when you plan on going to the run so people can team up and caravan down together. There is good fishing at the lake and a mine to explore. The plan is to do the full trail on Saturday. For those that get down there early you can check out any of the several trails in the area.