As Friends of Jawbone responds to COVID-19, the health and safety of our staff and guests remains our top priority. In accordance with Governor Newsom's Stay-at-Home order, the following closures around the Eastern Kern County OHV areas have been implemented.
Friends of Jawbone has created a map to help you understand the areas that are closed. To see a map of the closed areas click the link below.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this time.
Ed was well known for his work in the West Mojave desert, and not surprisingly he took a most interesting trail in getting there. Born in San Francisco in 1938, Ed and his family moved to Argentina when he was ten years old. He grew up farming and it was then he first rode motorcycles, an activity that would become his life-long passion.
In his early twenties, Ed returned to the United States and served in the Army before making Southern California his home. Soon he bought a well-used scrambles motorcycle and took up racing in the desert. He formed the Clean Sweep Racing Team in 1976, and was the 1977 Desert Open Senior Champion. He won over thirty trophies racing with D.R.A., C.R.C. and AMA District 37. He raced the Check Chase, the California City Grand Prix, and at Adelanto among other events.
Although Ed also made his mark living and working in Glendale for many years, in 2004 he took up permanent residence in California City in Eastern Kern County to be close to the Jawbone Canyon OHV riding area. He'd been volunteering with the Bureau of Land Management's Ridgecrest Field Office for several years prior to that and wanted to live where he could have direct access to the desert he loved.
Ed passed away at his home in the desert on December 9, 2019, after a long but remarkable and courageous battle with cancer, a warrior to the end.
The Friends of Jawbone is inviting the public to comment on its preliminary grant application to the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle (OHMVR) Division to help manage off-highway vehicle recreation opportunities on public lands.
This year’s grant applications include funding requested for Ground Operations, Restoration, and Education & Safety projects.
The preliminary application is available on the OHMVR Division’s Website at www.ohv.parks.ca.gov for review and comment from Tuesday March 3, 2020 to May 4, 2020. The division’s website provides detailed instructions for accessing the preliminary application submitting comments. Applicant names are found in the General Application Requirements under item 3.
The OLGA (Online Grants Application) database allows the public to read preliminary applications in a centralized location and the Grants and Cooperative program allows for a public review and comment period.
This article will run from March 3, 2020 to May 4, 2020 to allow for public comments.
Our NEW iPhone/Android app has the entire CTUC Map Series available from inside the app. Enjoy the convenience of consulting your Friends of Jawbone OHV Trail Map anywhere, anytime!
When used on a GPS-enabled iOS or Android device, the OHV Trial Map California app can display and update your position on the map in real-time as you travel -- even where there is no data service available!