Sometime between the evening of May 9th, 2010 and the following morning, thieves stole a controversial war memorial cross located in the Mojave Desert National Preserve. A $125,000 reward has been offered for tips leading to the conviction of whoever stole the Mojave Cross which served as a memorial to Americans who served during World War I since 1934. Dispersed camping “boondocking” is allowed in the Mojave National Preserve with several great spots to camp at the base of Sunrise Rock where the cross was located. What a great opportunity to play CSI and boondock on your next RV outing. Learn more here.
Boondocking and playing detective with the possibility of a big pay off, just another adventure in RVing!
The scene of the crime is located at: N 35 18.894 W 115 33.043
Happy sleuthing and by the way, if you are successful in your quest to identify the perpetrator, my 15% commission can be sent in care of RV Life Magazine.
Dave Helgeson’s many roles in the RV industry started before he even had a driver’s license. His grandparents and father owned an RV dealership before the term “RV” had been coined, and Dave played a pivotal role in nearly every position of an RV dealership. He and his wife Cheri launched their own RV dealership in the Pacific Northwest. The duo also spent 29 years overseeing regional RV shows. Dave has also served as President of a local chapter of the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), worked on the board of advisors for the RV Technician Program of a local technical college, and served as a board member of the Manufactured Home and RV Association. Dave’s reputation earned him the title of “The foremost expert on boondocking,” bestowed by RV industry icon, the late Gary Bunzer (The RV Doctor). When he’s not out boondocking, you’ll find Dave in the spotlight at RV shows across the country, giving seminars about all things RVing. He and Cheri currently roam in their fifth travel trailer, with Dave doing all the service, repair and modifications to his own unit.