Urgent Message September Outing Cancelled!

URGENT MESSAGE/BREAKING NEWS:  The state has just announced that they are closing ALL of the California National Forests as of Tuesday 8/31. 
It appears this will be in place until 9/17, but may last longer depending on the fire situation.  This affects many of our claims.  For a more practical matter, this means our Outing/General Meeting scheduled for Saturday, 9/4, to held at the Buckshot Claim in the Holcomb Valley/Big Bear area is cancelled.  You may recall they closed Big Bear last year at this time.  I am worried this may become a yearly tradition.  
We are working to secure a site for general meetings and really hope to have a general meeting in October.  Watch for emails and the website in the future as we get more information.  The deserts are still open and hopefully will be cooling off soon to allow prospecting at those claims.
Thanks for your patience!
Kevin Regli, President West End Prospectors