Last Friday, John Clark of the London Jeep Club invited my mother, Tracy and I to Nogies Creek, near Bobcaygeon ON. This is where my father helped build a Jeep trail, which was named “Rathwell Trail”.
When we arrived at the trailhead, it was clear that we were the odd ones out. Everyone had Jeeps with massive mud tires, winches and other specific off-road accessories. The only way we would be making it down the trail that dad built was by hopping into one of them.Mike Assef was kind enough to let Tracy, Rain and I ride along in his beautiful and powerful 2013 Jeep Rubicon. Not long after starting down the trail, we came to a nice ravine, where we all stopped. Clark turned on some fiddle music while he unveiled a plaque and the official renaming of the Rathwell Trail. In honour of dad and all his hard work on building the trail and helping the club, they had decided to call the trail “Robert Rathwell Memorial Trail”. In this ravine, that we all stopped at, they set a plaque in memory of dad. One by one, members of the club also gave mom roses to show their consideration to the family.
We wanted to thank Clark, Assef and everyone at the London Jeep Club for doing this. It was unexpected, but a huge honour to be part of it. Tracy, Rain and I look forward to getting down Rathwell Memorial Trail again in the near future!
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