This year’s annual Rendezvous event will also serve as the memorial service for MDHCA founder and Mojave historian Dennis and his wife Jo Ann Casebier. Given the significance of what their efforts meant to the off-road exploration and Mojave Desert communities, MDHCA is opening up this year’s Rendezvous to Non-Members as well as Members. Non-Members will be required to pay a $10/person registration fee (you will receive two tickets for the Door Prize drawing) with children 12 and under FREE. You can also opt to become a Member which is $25/yr and covers the immediate family. Saturday night dinner is provided with a suggested donation of $10/person.
Rendezvous will take place October 7-10th with trips, onsite Mill demonstrations, presentations, and workshops covering various topics being offered Friday and Saturday, including Blacksmithing as well as an EMHT trip planning workshop. The Memorial Service will be at 3pm on Saturday afternoon followed by dinner and an informal “Tales from the Trail” regarding Dennis and Jo Ann. So, if you have a story to share or just want to hear some – this is your chance. Sunday there will be a field trip to Mitchell Caverns – advanced signup required – this trip incurs a State Park fee of $10/person and space is limited.
If that isn’t enough, there will be a Silent Auction, Door Prize drawing, and a Raffle that features a General Tire gift certificate good for any 4 tires, TWO $500 cash prizes, amongst many other very worthwhile prizes.
Go to https://bit.ly/MDHCA-MRR333 to view the specific events and offerings schedule, sign-up for what interests you, and plan your weekend. You may also call MDHCA at: 760-733-4482. Please email your RSVP to: DHCA.firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of the Mojave Desert Heritage and Cultural Association is to research and conserve the natural and cultural history of the Mojave Desert region for the purpose of preserving and sharing these resources in perpetuity. To learn more, visit mdhca.org
Stanislaus National Forest, CA
TA, 6000 E Frontage Rd, Mill City, NV 89418, USA
In search of the Forty-Niners – This is a guided 4-wheel drive tour of the 1849 wagon route used by thousands of emigrants from Gerlach, Nevada to Surprise Valley, California. Superb desert and mountain scenery with many historical points of interest, led by experienced guides. All quality meals and basic camping facilities are provided. Limited to 25 vehicles.
This is a 4WD trip for high clearance 4WD vehicles only. The route used will follow the same trail heavily used during the Gold Rush (1849-1852) with exception of a few areas where the original trail still remains in relatively pristine condition and needs to be preserved. The condition of the road ranges from maintained county roads to un-maintained 4WD trails.
The Emigrants wrote in their diaries such a good description of this trip that we can identify all of the key points of interest in the history of the route. It is not a difficult trip but there are places where 4WD will be required or where trail committee instructions must be followed.
The price is $275* for adults and $150* for children age 7 to 14. Children under 7 are free. Bring your own tent, chairs, sleeping bags, snacks, refreshments and plenty of drinking water. A travel guide with a map will be provided for each vehicle so that you may keep track of your progress and learn what the emigrants wrote down about their harrowing experiences.
More information available at http://www.highrocktrekkers.com/lassen-applegate-emigrant-trail-ride/
*Prices are subject to change.
Jami Walker (916) 806-6121