On Sunday, September 12, 2004, Eldorado County, and the Rubicon Oversight Committee (ROC) held a Volunteer Appreciation Day for everyone who has worked on or cared about the Rubicon Trail. Over 100 folks turned out on a beautiful Sunday in the mountains, to enjoy a nice lunch and some speechifying. It was fun and the volunteers sincerely appreciated being appreciated. Nearly 50 certificates of appreciation were handed out by Jack Sweeney, representing the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors.
The day had a special ceremony also. We presented the memorial plaque to Kendra Brown, widow of Lt. Bill Brown of the Eldorado County Sheriff's office. Bill was the impetus that launched the OHV Patrol for the Rubicon Trail. He loved the mountains and the Rubicon, and will forever be remembered on our trail. A bronze plaque will be embedded in rock near the kiosk at Loon Lake. See photo essay.