Successful Trails Day

On a warm Saturday morning, May 19. Thirty-two participants met at the Ranch Club to participate in the Dolan Springs Open Space National Trails Day.

Before the event kicked off at 8:30 a.m., participants enjoyed a fabulous pancake breakfast sponsored by the Ranch Club and they had an opportunity to win door awards and 50/50. Tim Carlile, from Fort Mohave won $29 in the 50/50. Chris DeVore won fifth, a sun catcher; Sheri Buande won fourth, a water hydration bag; Fred Anderson, third a REI Day pack; Juanita Strunke, second, a one-night cabin stay at Hualapai Mountain Park; Irma Musick won first, a ATV trip for two at Valley of Fire.

There were 12 riding ATVs to Taylor Mountain Camp where they saw a demonstration of a stamp machine and panned for gold. The four equestrians consolidated their ride and rode from the Chamber of Commerce through Section 30, the 11 hikers combined their hike and went into the Mt. Tipton Wilderness, Antelope Canyon. The four-wheelers had three rigs and six participants in a tour of Lake Mohave Rancho.

I want to thank the following for their help: Karol and Buck Buckler, Ingrid Purder, Bruce Asbjorn, Jessica Lockhart, Judy Turchen, Sharon Popp, Jim Brown, T. Schroder, Victor Sherwin, Marie Hedrick, Evelyn and Al Tobin, Irma Musick, Juanita Strunke, Norma Rupert, Phyllis Rayder, Azalea Truesdale, Saren Pence(Miss Jr. Dolan Springs), and Grace Neal. The local business that donated to the raffle were Joya's Mexican Restaurant, Wishing Well, Happy Tails, Yesterday's Restaurant, Larry Long, Phyllis Rayder, Bicycle World, Mohave County Parks, REI, Karin Nash/Adventure Concierge Travel Service, Tacky Stuff 4 Horses, and the American Hiking Society.

Sponsors for this event are as follows: Dolan Springs Open Space Committee, Bureau of Land Management, Dolan Springs Chamber of Commerce, Dolan Springs Community Council, Mail & More, Az Sign/Az Printz, VFW Post 9833, Classic Chocolate, Parker Partner, Adventure Concierge-Travel Service, Dolan Springs Kids Against Dumb Stuff, Rosie's Boulder Inn, AMVETS Post 3, Mohave County Parks, The Ranch Club, The Land Office, Taylor Mountain Camp and Mt. Tipton Medical Clinic.

Thank you, Dolan Springs for your support.

Sue Baughman

Dolan Springs