Have you ever wondered what Friends of Jawbone does all year, or how they use the grant money they receive?
Well, we've again produced an Annual Report summing up all the work and projects we engaged in last year. From bringing the OwlsheadGPS Project’s state-wide OHV trail map to Android and iOS devices, to repairing over 300 miles of trails to keep them open to the public, FOJ has a lot to brag about!
Read more: FOJ Annual Report 2016
With the recent legalization of marijuana in California and other western states, also came some confusion. Although it may be legal to consume marijuana on private and other non-federal property, it is NOT yet legal to possess or use it on federal lands.
So, if your visit to a national park, national forest, BLM or other federally managed lands today, or any other day, includes a nod to 420, know that you face the possibility of arrest, citations, fines, and/or confiscation.
But most importantly, please understand that marijuana use can impair your riding abilities and skills. Offroading after consuming alcohol or drugs endangers your life and the lives of others around you.
Ride sober, ride safely!
Where is all the smoke coming from? The Erskine Fire. Please refer to the Inciweb for the most up-to-date information on activity in the area.
Kicking off its 9th consecutive run, the High Desert Trails Rally has been a part of rally in Southern California since 1973. On dirt roads Southwest of Ridgecrest and North of the Jawbone Canyon Station, the rally takes competitors through fast and flowing valleys and tight and twisty forest sections in the beautiful high desert on county roads. Competitors will tackle over 100 miles of racing flat out.
The High Desert Trails Rally is a performance time trial event. Rally Racing is a motorsport where a driver and navigator (co-driver) race down closed dirt roads, one car at a time, as fast as they can. The cars race against the clock, and not head-to-head. The racing sections are called Special Stages and closed to all non-rally traffic. The vehicles stay on the road and do not go "off-road" into the desert. When not racing on the closed stages, the cars transit with normal traffic.
Read more: High Desert Trails Performance Rally - Saturday May 7th, 2016
The Desert Search & Rescue Team is preparing to submit for a new State OHV grant! We will be holding a public meeting on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 at 5:00 pm. We will also be meeting with Stakeholders as well! The location will be at 15874 Sierra Hwy, Mojave CA 93501. We will be discussing the 'wish list' of items that we are considering for this grant cycle! For more information regarding this grant, please visit ohv.parks.ca.gov.
The California City Police Department will conduct a Public Hearing to take input on the California State Parks OHV Grant 2015/2016.
This hearing will be conducted in compliance with the grant requirements as we are soliciting input from stakeholders and the general public.
Time: Saturday, February 13 @ 10 AM
Location: Borax Bill Park, 16363 Twenty Mule Team Parkway, California City, 93505
In preparation for the upcoming California Department of Parks and Recreations OHMVR division's upcoming grant cycle, the Bureau of Land Management has announced meetings to seek input from the public on proposed grant applications.
The meetings will be held at the locations, dates, and times listed below:
Read more: BLM Invites Public to Provide Input for OHV Grant Proposals
The California Trail Users Coalition is pleased to announce that the CTUC’s Angeles National Forest and El Mirage Areas map and the San Bernardino National Forest and Barstow BLM map are now available for your iPhone!
The CTUC mobile map apps take the place of our popular paper maps. Enjoy the convenience of consulting your CTUC trail map anywhere, anytime, without adding any extra clutter to your glove compartment!
When used on a GPS-enabled iOS device, the CTUC map apps can display and update your position on the map in real-time as you travel -- even where there is no data service available!
Both CTUC mobile map apps contain helpful and up-to-date information such as OHV and back country rules and regulations, nearby towns with services, local agencies, hospitals and emergency services. Our “Discovery Points” feature includes photos and descriptions for scenic, historic, or otherwise important points of interest on the map, and shows you exactly where they are and how to get there.
The Angeles National Forest and El Mirage Areas map and the San Bernardino National Forest and Barstow BLM maps are available on iTunes for only $2.99 each.