Burro Schmidt Tunnel & Friends of Jawbone

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Posted by Cecile on January 07, 2004 at 15:00:10:

Just got my minutes to the December 17th meeting of the Friends of Jawbone. Here's what was said in regards to Burro Schmidt Tunnel:

Vice President, Paul Kober's report: "Paul has had several calls and emails asking questions about Burro Schmidt's tunnel. We can at this time, only tell them that the story is '"to be continued." Paul said he tries to stay positive and hopes that things will work out for the best."

Paul asked David Ayers about the tunnel: "David said he is taking care of the tunnel. He said over Thanksgiving they had more than 900 people visit the tunnel. He said everyone is concerned that BLM will not keep the tunnel and camp as Toni left it. One thing he is also concerned about is that some of the stuff the cultural team will have cleared out. He would like to talk to them about clearing the old stuff. He said he got the impression they don't know what some of the things are. He is afraid they will throw away some old trash that is actually valuable. Craig Beck suggested that he contact Linn Gum in Ridgecrest. He said a lot of people are also concerned about the Bickel Camp. He said someone heard the BLM is going to bulldoze this. Paul said it is part of the Adopt a Cabin and Bonanza Trail and obviously will be preserved. David Ayers said he is the current claim holder and will continue to work the claim."

"Mr. Ayers asked if Friends of Jawbone want to plan to run the tunnel. Paul said we have no funds to do so."

This and the rest of the minutes should eventually be up on the Friends of Jawbone website.

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