I thought the main reason you went was because of the kick @ss trail leaders???????Thats no fun. Some times things pile up against you.
Next year sounds great, it is fun event and really well run.
I think the major reason I go out of my way to support this event is the affiliation with UPLA, and Desert Road And Trails association (Desert Rats) with out those group and the funding they get from Winter 4x4 jamboree, Sand Hallow would likely be closed part of a new "development" by now. I can't do as much as I would like but I can support this and that matters.