Heavy rain the night before, snow in the mountains, and a cold, extremely blustery morning did nothing to keep the dedicated volunteers from showing up for the annual Moose Anderson Days clean-up. About 66 volunteers started gathering around eight o’clock in the morning to volunteer for work parties and warm up with a cup of coffee.

Work crews this year were sent out to the Middle Knob area, a beautiful but little-known riding area that was in need of a little love. It's an unfortunate truth that even the most remote desert areas are often used as dumping grounds for household trash by those too lazy to drive it to the dump.

Illegal dumping is a problem across the Mojave and volunteers like those who attended Moose Anderson Days help to not only clean-up the messes left by others, but to raise awareness of the problem and the impact it has on desert recreation.

The Friends of Jawbone wants to wish a heart-felt thank you to each and every volunteer who turned up. It wasn’t the best weather, but you gave your all and it is greatly appreciated.

We look forward to seeing you all again next year!










Blustery weather didn't prevent the parking lot from starting to fill up early.










 Pre-registered attendees check in inside the visitors center.










Everyone was thankful for hot coffee.










Orientation before work crews are sent out.










Ed Waldheim passes out maps to the worksite.










The volunteers are on their way