For those planning on attending the Memorial week end work party
I will be staying in camp (#25) at Indian Springs. The plan is for everyone to get together Saturday night after the work party and have dinner togeather. Bring one tri-tip and a side dish. Make sure you give me the tri-tip before heading off for the trail and when everyone returns I’ll have them all bbq’ed.
* It’ll be each individuals responsibility to bring their own plates, eating utensils, etc…
Madhatter’s 4×4 Adopt-A-Trail workday
Date: Saturday, 05-25-13 (Memorial Day Weekend)
Mission: Assist the Four Dice 4×4 club with a short trail reroute at the 5-6 mile mark on the Fordyce Jeep trail. (3-4 hours of work)
Needed Equipment: Personal safety equipment to include gloves and boots. Shovels and pry bars.
This is the Memorial Day weekend holiday. There will be a lot of people on the trail during this holiday weekend and camping on the trail will be limited. Due to several members wanting to come up on Friday and several wanting to come up on Saturday morning, the decision to camp at the Indian Springs Campground has been made so we can all camp together and have a general meeting area. This will allow any member that would like to bring their campers or trailers for camping to bring them. This is a nice campground and should be plenty of room for everybody. Please contact www.recreation.gov for campground reservations or call 1-888-444-6777. Request the upper campground for a campsite. As of writing this, there are currently 14 campsites available. There are also first come first serve camps. Make your reservations ASAP. I have made reservations for campsite #23 (upper) for myself for Friday and Saturday night.
We will be leaving the Indian Springs Campground at 6:00am on Saturday May, 25th to meet up with the work party around the 5-6 mile mark on the Fordyce trail. The work party begins at 9am. Bring food and drinks for the day. We will not be joining the Friends of Fordyce (FOF) group after the workday as it is unclear if there would be enough camping available for our large group near winch hill #1 where they are going to have their barbeque Saturday night. I have made reservations for campsite #23 for myself for Friday and Saturday night
If someone would like to head up a barbeque/potluck for Saturday night, that would be great. I’m expecting to be back at camp before 6pm. We considered camping at the Cisco Grove campground, however they required a 3 day minimum for a reservation. Just information.
Contact Scott at 530-367-4235 if you have any questions.
The MUDSLINGER minutes from the March 26 and April 23 club meetings have been posted to the Members section of the Madhatters web site.
They are providing lunch at the May 4th work day at the Cal4Wheel office, but need to know a count of people to expect.
So, if you are planning on going and would like to be in the lunch, please respond to this blog or send me a direct email at j_k_f_o_u_r_w_h_e_e_l_e_r @ y_a_h_0_0.c_o_m (minus the _).
Tom and myself are planning on attending.
For those making this run we will be having camp fires at one of the river camps each night. Since there is ZERO firewood at Rye Patch everyone should bring as much firewood as you can fit in your rig.
I’m going to be heading down to Johnson Valley to do some trails with some buddies of mine in SoCal. Planning to leave early morning Thurs May and return evening May 5. The plan currently is to camp near Cougar Buttes in the north end of JV and run the Mottino Wash (Sidewinder) trail Friday and maybe the Bullfrog trail in Cougar Buttes on Saturday. Or wander over to some of the Hammer trails. We’ll see based on how many folks show. My plan on Sunday is to head over to Chino for the Planes of Fame airshow (http://planesoffame.org/index.php?page=general-info). If anyone is interesting in coming along, let me know and we can work out a plan.
A number of members have had difficulty getting into the web site’s private Members section which is password protected. In addition, some members don’t remember their blog IDs and/or passwords so they can post on the Blog. Here is the information you need.
There are 2 different sections for Madhatters Member information. Because of the way the site is currently arranged these 2 sections have different user IDs and passwords.
Members section #1 — web site Members section
This is accessed from our main website’s home page using 1) the Members link in the top level menus, 2) the Members Site link down the left side of the home page, or 3) the page’s direct URL which is http://www.madhatters4x4.com/Members/MembersHome.html. When accessing the Members page you will be challenged for an ID and password. This requires your first set of credentials which I’ll call your “website credentials”. Every member should have a website ID and password. If you have lost either of these or the ones you have don’t work, please contact me at email@example.com and I can straighten it out for you.
Members section #2 — Blog section
This is accessed from our main website’s home page using 1) the Madhatters Blog!! link down the left side of the home page, or 2) the blog’s direct URL which is http://www.madhatters4x4.com/blog1/. No login is necessary to view the blog. Posting content to the Blog, however, first requires logging in. Log into the Blog using the Log in link at the bottom of the list down the right side of the Blog’s main page (under the Meta header). This requires your second set of credentials which I’ll call your “blog credentials”. Every member should have an blog ID and password. If you have lost either of these or the ones you have don’t work, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can straighten it out for you.
These 2 sets of credentials are separate and distinct from each other. You must use your “website credentials” for the Members page and use your “blog credentials” for posting on the blog. I realize having 2 sets of credentials can be difficult to manage and remember. As an aid I can set it up for you so your credentials in these 2 different sets are the same. If you would like this, please send me a note at me at email@example.com asking me to do this for you. Please include what ID you want and what password you want. I will fiddle with the user registries in the website and the blog to bring your 2 sets of credentials together for you.
I hope everyone gets their credentials straightened out so they can use the Madhatters’ online resources. I would like everyone to participate in the Madhatters online community.
Shoot me an email if you have problems/questions/issues and I’ll get you straightened out.
I would like to nominate the president of the Madhatter kids,, Stephanie Lemon for the boner award. She drove the Razor over her head,, broadsiding a tree and manged to wedge the Razor between two other trees. Needing the newly named Razor recovery vehicle to extract it sideways. Thankfully the girls were ok but she inflicted much damage to Dad’s new toy.There were 3 madhatters present and two madhatter vehicles.
I, Carol 2nd the nomiation.
Pictures attached of the incident.
May 4th (Saturday) work day at Cal4Wheel office (8120 36th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95824), mainly to clean and reorganize the trailers used for events. Volunteers needed – the more volunteers that show up the faster the work will go. Starts at 9am, but I’m sure they won’t turn you away if you’re late. I will most likely be there – would be good to see other Madhatters there.