All of us love an open gate. Sometimes we see them on our morning commute, or way out in the desert as we head out with our toys. What lies beyond it? Is the public allowed? We make a note to check it out someday.
That day finally comes and you arrive at the gate. Only this time, it’s closed and a prominent sign confirms that it was closed with finality and purpose. Another opportunity lost. You wonder to yourself if there was something that you could have done.
I just wanted to thank Jesse May, South District VP and Keith Graham for co-chairing the Hi- Desert Roundup. This year attendance was down... but the WEATHER was great!! The last three years the wind has blown all three days. We had about 100 sign up for the annual event that has been going on for over 40 years!!
Like to thank all that helped with the event. The raffle was good. The Kids Raffle seemed to have a lot of goodies too.
The South District is/has had some issues. Hopefully we can grow with the challenge to prevail. It was good to see Steve Egbert, Pres. Cal 4 Wheel, doing the Tortoise Crawl blindfolded. I am so glad Jesse and Keith stepped up to keep the run going. I would suggest if any of the members that attended the event have any suggestions to bring them to Jesse's attention. We need all the runs to Help Keep Public Lands Open for Public Use.
We need to support the Hi-Desert Roundup and keep it going. It is a great 4 wheelin' experience. Just to see if you can make the weekend without slashing a tire on the many rocks.
The Hemet Jeep Club has put the Tortoise Crawl (Turtle Race) on for 12 years. We raised $115 for the association. At $1 a try that was pretty darn good I think. WE also had the teeter totter and the Wet Lap games going on. I am not sure but it looked like we had a Poker Run or something on Sunday? My suggestion is not have a run on Sunday as it takes the vehicles away from the games? Just a thought.
Once again thanks for stepping up and putting the run on... Now YOU know how much there is to putting on such an event and will be able to do it easier next year?
Mike Hardy, member Hemet Jeep Club since 1979