2017 Year End Run We had a great turnout for the Year-End Run. Friday evening the Queens, the Skaretka’s, the Moretz’s, the Savelle’s, the Fries, Bruce and Tanner Hickman, and Eddie and Catherine LaHaye set up camp for the evening. Saturday morning we all met up at the Double Parking lot and had 16 rigs in total. Other members that came were Brian Sutton, Mike Zazeski, Jeff Blake, the Millers, Mike Velez, Rut Scarborough, Tom Capodicasa and his fiancé Sydney, Dan Paquette, Grant Fries, Rod Alexander, and Daniel Queen. We started out making the big loop of Slab Pile, Wolf Den, and then onto Dickey Bell. We ended up eating lunch at the top of Dickey Bell after everyone made it safely up the hill climb. We continued onto back towards the Double Parking lot and then headed back around to take on Dutch John. We finished Dutch John and decided it was time to head back to the Group Camp to do the raffle and then have dinner. The raffle was the largest we’ve had in sometime. The prizes included multiple cb radios, tow straps, hooks, camp chairs, camping gear, a winch accessory pack, stereo equipment, and a winch. We structed the raffle a little different this year. Prizes were grouped together and you could put as many tickets as you wanted in the bucket for that group of prizes if you had a particular interest in an item. It worked out well as you could decide which prizes you wanted to put your raffle tickets towards. Saturday evening we had dinner and great fellowship around the campfire. Rain had been forecast but we got lucky and it held off until Sunday morning right when we were done breaking camp. Unfortunately circumstances got in the way of our traditional Sunday morning ride but we’ll make sure and not miss it next year. We really appreciate everyone who came out and participated. The Year-End event is one that is always looked forward to with anticipation as it is a great opportunity to get together and enjoy the trails. Now it’s time to start the winter projects and get ready for next year!!!
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