Issue 392 August 2014
I hope you are all surviving these temperatures. Itís been
so hot and humid up here in the high desert.
The logo is done, and we brought a sample jacket to the
BVS ride so everyone could get an idea of the sizing, etc. Quite a few members
ordered jackets. Theyíre on order now and weíll have them at the Anza ride.
The July ride at Bear Valley
Springs was hosted by the Kemps. Mike and I had not ridden our horses
enough to tackle the rigorous Sycamore Trail, so we decided not to go on the
ride, but rather drive over to the Mulligan Room to join the riders for lunch.
Romelle provided the following ride report:
Because the Onstotts, who were originally scheduled to
lead the ride, were unable to do so, the Kemps stepped in to host the July ride,
once again, in Bear Valley Springs. For the second year in a row, the Barbers
had a flat tire in transit. As they pulled into the campground, Jim discovered
a trailer tire going flat. Unfortunate, yes, but not as bad as last year when
the flat was on the inside rear tire of his motorhome. Rigs trickled into camp
all afternoon. Last to arrive was Max, who, determined not to be outdone by the
Barbers, was delayed with a flat tire on his own rig. Jackie, Tim and Dana
managed to get in a short ride before everyone assembled at the Kempís house for
dinner. Kemps served barbecued chicken and hot dogs while the guests joined
them with appetizers and side dishes.
Saturday, 11 riders rode the Sycamore Trail. Ken met us
at the Water Canyon Campground with a cooler full of drinks. At the Greenwater
exit, Terry Andersen guided riders who opted for the shorter route to the
Mulligan Room. At the point overlooking the San Joaquin Valley, those who took
the longer ride, saw a condor soaring in the distance. After riding back to the
campground and resting a bit in the afternoon, we assembled for the quarterly
meeting which was followed by a potluck dinner. For the seconded meeting in a
row, Mike DeJarnette won the raffle! He received $40. Out of the $40 that the
club took in, $25 went to Ellen as reimbursement for the logo design. The
remaining $15 will be deposited into our account.
Sundayís two hour ride came very close to a bachelor herd
of nine elk - each one sporting antlers that measured five feet across. The
DeJarnettes and Walters headed north to join a group for a ride near Yosemite.
Everyone else headed home.
Thank you, Romelle for providing this report. On behalf
of the Club I want to thank you both for a wonderful weekend. As always,
everyone had a great time.
August 8-10 ride (second weekend, not the third weekend as published in the
July Newsletter) will be at Horseshoe Meadows (Cottonwood) in the High
Sierras above Lone Pine. Bob & Elaine Macdonald will host this ride. Horseshoe
Meadows has corrals and hitching rails, available on a first come basis. If the
sites are full, you can park in the parking lot. There is water available for
the horses. Elevation is 10,000 ft., so be prepared for cold nights.
Macdonalds are arriving on Wednesday, August 13 and will provide dinner to those
who arrive by 6pm. Potluck Saturday evening. Ride out time each day 9:00 am.
Elaine said RSVPís are not necessary, but it would be nice to know if you plan
Everyone is also invited to go on the following ride:
PRIOR TO THE HDTR RIDE, Bob & Elaine are leading a ride
from the Black Rock Trail Head in the High Sierras for another group from July
31 to Aug. 3. This looks like a great High Sierra ride through Casa Vieja
Meadows, Big Dry Meadows, and Jordan Hot Springs, plus many more beautiful
trails. Once again, warm days and cold nights. Bob & Elaine will be leaving
Black Rock and heading straight to Horseshoe Meadows (Cottonwood) for the HDTR
ride. If you are interested in going on this ride, confirm with Elaine and she
will send directions and a map.
Flyers for both of these rides are on this website.
Please check them for details.
September ride will be hosted by Bill and Cathy Bence in Anza, CA. This
will be a new area for us and it sounds like a really nice ride. More details
in the September newsletter.
Important note: We just learned from our
veterinarian that there is an outbreak of
Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) in several counties in Texas and Colorado. Before
doing any out of state travelling, you might want to check the US Department of
Agriculture website or your destination stateís website for up to date
information, quarantine status and/or entry requirements.
for Saturday, July 12, 2014
Springs Campground, Tehachapi, CA
DeJarnette called the regular meeting of the High Desert Trail Riders to order
present: Jim and Pam Barber, Mike and Ellen DeJarnette, Mike and Romelle Kemp,
Ken Lair and Jackie Lindgren, Bob and Elaine Macdonald, Max Schetter, Janie
Walters, and Tim Whitely and Dana Raponi. Janieís sister, Margie and Terry and
Claire Andersen were guests.
Both Craig Bost and Gerry Onstott are continuing to recover.
Ken Lair will have knee replacement surgery this Wednesday.
April 12, 2014 minutes and the treasurerís reports of April thru June 2014 as
posted on the internet was so moved by Pam Barber and seconded by Tim
Whitely. The motion carried unanimously.
Bank balance as
of June 30, 2014: $4,149.93.
Report by Mike Kemp
For the sake of
privacy, he decided to stop publishing the treasurerís report on the website.
He is now emailing it to each member.
Coordinatorís Report by Mike DeJarnette
The August 6-10 ride will be at Horseshoe Meadow in the Sierras out of Lone
Pine. The date in the original flyer is wrong. A corrected flyer will be sent
out. Bob and Elaine Macdonald are the hosts. They suggest that members arrive
Wednesday, August 6. There are 10 level sites with corrals and water and there
also is an overflow area.
Bill and Cathy Bence are hosting the September ride in Anza. A flyer will be
Ride Schedule for 2014
10-12 Hesperia Lakes Jackie
Lindgren, Ken Lair, Dana Raponi, Tim Whitely
7-9 La Cresta Bill
Anderson and Ginger VonAchen
12-14 Anza Borrego/Vern Whittaker Camp Max and Joyce Schetter
9-11 Agua Dulce Irving
Blank and Ronaye Boyle
The style of the club jacket has been selected. Ten members ordered and paid
for jackets. When asked if anyone was interested in baseball caps or scarves,
nobody indicated that they wanted baseball caps, however, there was some
interest in the scarves. The president will pursue the design and ordering of
Ken Lair reported that several times he has offered his expertise to the BLM for
trail management. They have not responded to his offer to volunteer his
There was no new
At 5:53, Ken
Lair moved to adjourn the meeting, second by Mike DeJarnette, it carried
unanimously. The next regularly scheduled meeting is October 11, 2014 at the
Hesperia Lakes ride.
won the raffle. He received $40. The club also received $40, $25 of which went
to Ellen DeJarnette as reimbursement for getting the jacket logo designed. The
remaining $15 will be deposited into the checking account. Hors-díoeuvres were
shared at 5:00 before the meeting and the potluck is scheduled for 6:00.