In Memory of Larry Heidler

It is with a great deal of sadness that we have to share the unfortunate tragedy that has led to the death of Larry Heidler on June 29th, 2016. Larry was enjoying his passion of hang gliding when he had an accident while launching in Crestline.

Larry had been a Vice President and was always first to volunteer supporting club activities, and was the friendliest guy imaginable.

Our condolences go out to Bonnie, his family, and his friends.

Larry will truly be missed.

Funeral Arrangements Larry Heidler

  • The following arrangements have been made for my husband, Larry Heidler    
  • Viewing and service: July 14, 2016  10:00 AM
  • East Hills Church 20660 Orange Terrace Parkway Riverside, Ca
  • Military Service at gravesite
  • Riverside National Cemetery 22495 Van Buren Blvd. Riverside, Ca 12:15
  • Celebration of Life   Orangecrest Club  1175 E. Alessandro Blvd. Riverside, Ca 1:30

Big Bear Letter


Attention fellow Prospectors & Miners, the Forest Service has ordered a winter closure of 3N16 through Holcomb Valley. We need all of you that will be affected by this to write emails.
Here is the email I sent to Scott Eliason and Jody Noiron about Holcomb Valley being closed for the winter. Please write your own personal comments to them about how this closure, which has already been ordered, will affect you. It doesn't need to be elegant as much as heartfelt.



I just heard That The US Forest Service.

They are going to close Holcomb Valley for the winter.

Please spread the news and contact the SBNF.

Remember once the Forest Service starts Adding gates they like to keep them closed all year.

A lost gem? New Mojave Trails monument rules appear to bar rock hunting

Louis Sahagun / Los Angeles TImes

President Obama's proclamation of a new national monument he designated in California's Mojave Desert has rockhounds worried they are no longer welcome on public lands with a reputation for prime gem and mineral specimens.

The proclamation ensures public access for utilities, cattle ranching, hiking, camping, backpacking, hunting, fishing, rock climbing, bicycling, bird watching and other outdoor recreational activities in Mojave Trails National Monument, which encompasses 1.6 million acres of federal land along a 105-mile stretch of old Route 66 between Ludlow and Needles.

The one thing visitors apparently can't do in mineral hot spots, including Afton Canyon, the Cady Mountains and Lavic, is take a rock a home.



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