August 27th was a run to Pilot Rock followed by a club BBQ. The exitement of the day came from Ken &
Connie. Ken decided to let his Rubicon take a nap. He gently laid it against a rock on it's right side. It sounded terrible
dragging along the rock but only suffered minor damage.
August 6th we ran our adopt a trail 2N17X. Club members were joined by ranger Greg from the Forest service.
Also two members of our co-sponsers from the Hummer club accompanied us. We have a couple of substantial projects to accomplish.
The most urgent is to repair erosion damage. The forest service has the material to secure the hillside, we need the manpower.
The Fordyce/Rubicon run is complete (ok it's finished even though the trails weren't actually completed). Apparently
it was a very eventful run. Both trails provided their share of carnage. Ron's CJ5 suffered 2 broke front axles. Brian's Jeepster
fell prey to three, yes THREE, broken tierods. Dales Jeepster got to take a nap on it's side and also had the steering box
pull from the frame. Out of the three jeeps pulling trailers, two of them lost their rear bumpers.
Chuck and Cindy's Rubicon unlimited performed double duty. It not only spent a good portion of the trip
retrieving trailers for the disabled vehicles, it also provided everyone with unlimited hot showers at camp.
Abby the bloodhound also had a couple of encounters worth noting. She rustled up a rattlesnake and came
within just a couple inches of the dangerous end. She also earned her keep when she chased a bear out of camp.
Victor Valley Four Wheelers had 14 attendees at High Desert Roundup. We (ok.....Chuck) led two runs.
Shaners Surprise on Friday night and Calico on Sunday. Other than a fuel delivery problem on the night run everything
went off without a hitch. After being towed back to camp about 1AM repairs had to wait until Saturday. Once complete the fun
resumed with no further problems.
Victor Valley 4 Wheelers took second place in the "Best Equipped" challange on Saturday night. Brian and
Barry teamed up for a 3rd place finish in the "Horse shoe toss" on Sunday.
Thanks to Chuck & Cindy for a great run to Last Chance Canyon April 15th-17th. This was a beautiful
time of year to be in the desert. The scenery was spectacular throughout the entire trip. Exploring the Dulcer Cleanser
mine and Schmidts tunnel were very interesting and a nice break from the sun.
We had a couple stock Jeeps with us that got to exercise themselves a little more than usual. The one V-notch
in the canyon was a nice adventure for those of us looking to play a little harder.