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Sunday, 17 November 2013 20:19

Ruth Harder, DE Chairperson

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As the recently installed president of the Desert Explorers, and since many of you do not know me, I thought I would tell you a little about myself and my life.

Friday, 20 September 2013 00:00

2012 Trip Report -Tehachapi Area Weekend

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Tehachapi Area Weekend

Date: November 3-4,  2012

Written by Leader Bob Jacoby.  Photos by Allan Wicker

We were fortunate to have good weather for a weekend of fun and education in the Tehachapi area. We met on Saturday morning at the Caliente exit from State Route 58 about 15 miles west of Tehachapi. Our outstanding group of attendees included Nan Savage, Danny and Norma Siler, Rick and Sharon Cords, Mignon Slentz, Nelson Miller, Alan and Ding Wicker, Mal Roode and Ted Kalil.

Friday, 20 September 2013 14:29

2012 Christmas Party

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2012 Annual Christmas Party

Desert Explorer's Christmas Party--December 15, 2012 at Allan and Ding Wicker's house. All who attended seemed to be having a really good time. I know they were well fed! What a potluck spread. All the food groups were well represented in all the main dishes and side dishes. And the desserts -- WOW! You couldn't do better in a top rated restaurant.

There were 23 persons in attendance: Allan & Ding Wicker, Ding's sister Gen Wentworth (visiting from Minnesota, she is a member of Desert Explorers also) , Alan & Ding's guest Ester Bhebhe from Zimbabwe (a really gorgeous young lady who readily joined into the fun of gift stealing), Neal & Marian Johns, Sunny & Jean Hansen, Bob & Sue Jaussaud, Jay Lawrence, Marilyn Martin, Terry Ogden, John & Anna Page, Ron Ross & Nancy McClean, Daniel Dick & Bobbie Sanchez, Joe Burns, Mary Jo Bartholomew, and Emmett & Ruth Harder. Wishing you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR - Ruth Harder

photos taken by Allan Wicker

Friday, 20 September 2013 00:00

2012 Trip Report - White Mountains

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Date: July 21-22, 2012

On Saturday morning, our first surprise was Ted Kalil appearing at our campsite in Big Pine and announcing that everybody but Allan Wicker was already here, having coffee and ready to head for the hills! Sylvia and I had pulled in late the evening before and (ever observant) I hadn't recognized any of their vehicles. Joining Ted was Homer Meek, Mignon Slentz and Nelson Miller. Our daughter Ariel, her husband Nick and eight month old granddaughter Alice had rolled in and set up camp next to us in the wee hours of Friday night. So everybody said hello, Allan showed up and we all signed in, anxious to move out.

Normally, the Big Pine, Bishop and the Owens Valley area in summer is an oven, 90-105 degrees, but we lucked out with some light overcast and the start of some clouds, temps in the 70s. A perfect start to the trip. We left Big Pine (4200') a little after 9:00 a.m. and headed east on Highway 168, past the remnants of Zurich Station of the Carson and Colorado Railroad, over the Owens River, past the toll station site and over the Westgard Pass into Deep Springs Valley, about 25 miles of pavement total.

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