Had a great night at the camp with friends – added some sunset pictures too!
Friends of Last Chance Canyon (with a generous donation from Home Depot and helpers too!) erected a covered area with a picnic table in front of Bickel Camp – and it came out great! We then celebrated on our new picnic table too with some great food and fun.
Well I must’ve been having a lotta fun lately as I have not posted in a couple of months. Of course, I could ‘blame the heat’ as it’s been up to 117 F so far (not August yet) but that’s par for the course in the Mojave desert…so No Excuses!
Hmmmmm, the font size is a bit large on the ‘speedy post’ I’ll have to check this area out now.
Had a wonderful time with new and old friends – great weather and lots of pictures too – here’s a page just built http://www.tflcc.org/images/Aprilpics/
Recent snow 3-8-13
well it’s wet at Bickel Camp, that’s fer sure! Raining in Ridgecrest and snowing all around, just a little lower please….
December 08 2012
Friends of Last Chance Canyon
FLCC semi-annual review Charlie Hattendorf
Last meeting was April 10th 2012 @ Easter cleanup and Larry O’Neil’s memorial.
New Site Stewards:
Shaun Seaborn – cleanup SME and now VP of site steward scheduling and support
Adam and Jessica Wysocki – alternate weekend stewards
Tom Tucker – weekday steward
Current status: Camp and sanitation enhanced. Shower plans. SPOT renewed for the caretaker and visitor safety. Quail Unlimited’s donation of 250 gallon tank for the camp is being installed as a non-potable shower and cleaning water source. Intent is to preserve Walt’s existing shower. Additional Outhouse now onsite and both are cleaned about once a month.
BLM and El Paso Mountains Access – WEMO update (CAPA) route designations in the El Pasos meeting 10/27 in Ridgecrest at the Carriage Inn and WE NEED TO BE THERE! (Jim is sub-group to DAC member). BLM has finally assigned a regional office manager for Ridgecrest. FLCC is looking forward to working with them. Another cleanup day w/dumpster soon?
Thanks to Ed Walheim and Friends of Jawbone Canyon for the continued site steward support
Treasurer’s report Mary Hattendorf for Jim Kenney
Club Mining Claim update – about 20 paying members PLEASE keep your digging area clear of trash and fill your holes in when you’re done digging.
Petroglyph Tours Update – scheduled for November 10th, Mary and Charlie Hattendorf escorts free to members
Cabins Update- Charlie Hattendorf for Dave Flaker and Augie Melendez
FLCC Future Charlie Hattendorf – “as long as we have a site steward here things are good!”
Please remember Chuck Goodenough in your thoughts as he’s in the hospital at this time.
….and closing Charlie Hattendorf
Current FLCC Officers:
Charlie Hattendorf President
James Kenney Treasurer and Access subject matter expert
Chuck Goodenough Vice President – advertising
Shaun Seaborn Vice President – Site Steward scheduling and support
Standing Committees and Functionaries :
Bickel Family representatives and Historians: Laura Fernsler / Ron Bickel
Petroglyph Tours & Member information – Mary Hattendorf
Tip Top Mining Claim: Charlie Hattendorf
Bonanza Gulch Cabins and Historian: Dave Flaker / Augie Melendez