Hitch 12: Lots to do and lots to look forward to.

This hitch went by smoothly and was filled to the brim with fences for us to both scout and build. We first started off with a little change of scenery compared to our past hitches, because this is the first time we camped in the beautiful Indian Wells Canyon. We started off the work schedule by splitting into two groups and having one work in Short Canyon to complete the first half of a fence line there, while the other group went to finish the infamous No Name Canyon fence. After we got the two half braces ( which are the end pieces ) for No Name done, the rest of the work, like pounding t-posts and stringing wire, was relatively easy and we were able to finish the fence in just over two days. With those two projects finished, we were able to give all our attention to the other half of the Short Canyon fence, where we all worked on preparing it to have some varied work for the upcoming volunteer event with Kate and Nate!
We packed up camp a little early this hitch due to inclement weather and also due to the fact that we had to spend a couple nights at the house anyway to help the Rands with their outreach, so we thought it was best to not leave camp unattended with the possibility of property damage from people who might be feeling a little reckless during their Easter break. We had Outreach on day 7 with our Rands brethren, and it consisted of all of us breaking into groups of 3 and 2, plus one BLM worker, and going off to different areas around the Rands Mountains and handing out permits to OHV’ers, who were coming from everywhere to go riding in the great Mojave desert during their Easter break. It was a pretty uneventful day for everybody, as we spent most of the time reading and chatting with each other and the dirt bike/ATV riders.
We spent the rest of hitch at the house and drove out into the field for work for the next 2 days, which consisted of a lot of time trafficking supplies up to the back of Indian Wells Canyon, where we will be working for a lot of next hitch and probably the one after. With our last 2 days of work finished, we were able to relax and get a head start on post-hitch, which allowed us to finish very early on actual post-hitch day. This was a very productive hitch and left us off at a good starting point for the next one. And once again, we are going to be able to work with KATE & NATE! Something we are all super pumped about. Well, that’s all I got, thanks for reading and stay tuned for the next Owen’s Peak blog report.

This hitch went by smoothly and was filled to the brim with fences for us to both scout and build. We first started off with a little change of scenery compared to our past hitches, because this is the first time we camped in the beautiful Indian Wells Canyon. We started off the work schedule by splitting into two groups and having one work in Short Canyon to complete the first half of a fence line there, while the other group went to finish the infamous No Name Canyon fence. After we got the two half braces ( which are the end pieces ) for No Name done, the rest of the work, like pounding t-posts and stringing wire, was relatively easy and we were able to finish the fence in just over two days. With those two projects finished, we were able to give all our attention to the other half of the Short Canyon fence, where we all worked on preparing it to have some varied work for the upcoming volunteer event with Kate and Nate!
We packed up camp a little early this hitch due to inclement weather and also due to the fact that we had to spend a couple nights at the house anyway to help the Rands with their outreach, so we thought it was best to not leave camp unattended with the possibility of property damage from people who might be feeling a little reckless during their Easter break. We had Outreach on day 7 with our Rands brethren, and it consisted of all of us breaking into groups of 3 and 2, plus one BLM worker, and going off to different areas around the Rands Mountains and handing out permits to OHV’ers, who were coming from everywhere to go riding in the great Mojave desert during their Easter break. It was a pretty uneventful day for everybody, as we spent most of the time reading and chatting with each other and the dirt bike/ATV riders.
We spent the rest of hitch at the house and drove out into the field for work for the next 2 days, which consisted of a lot of time trafficking supplies up to the back of Indian Wells Canyon, where we will be working for a lot of next hitch and probably the one after. With our last 2 days of work finished, we were able to relax and get a head start on post-hitch, which allowed us to finish very early on actual post-hitch day. This was a very productive hitch and left us off at a good starting point for the next one. And once again, we are going to be able to work with KATE & NATE! Something we are all super pumped about. Well, that’s all I got, thanks for reading and stay tuned for the next Owen’s Peak blog report.