California City Police Department

The California City Police Department has made numerous contributions to the Friends of Jawbone's ability to carry out its mission.

The CCPD is staffed by 13 sworn Officers and 6 non-sworn personnel. They have a tough job as a relatively small law enforcement body in the third largest (land size) city in the state of California. The Department partners with the Friends of Jawbone to help OHV enthusiasts gain respect and privileges in the community of California City.

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Inyo National Forest (North) Map Now Available at Jawbone Station

The California Trail User's Coalition is happy to announce the arrival of the Inyo National Forest (North) OHV Trail Map!  The map is now available at the Jawbone Station Store.

The full color map is complete with trail designations as well as exciting information about discovery points and fun facts.  With 30 points of interest described in detail on the back, 6 route loops and much more, this map will give you all the information you need to make your outdoor experience the ultimate adventure!

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Special Thanks to Paul Kober

The Friends of Jawbone would like to warmly recognize the influence of Paul Kober, a pioneer in the progress this organization has made in the last several years.  Paul will soon be leaving arid Southern California for warm and friendly Louisiana. 

Paul is an avid outdoor enthusiast with a love of hiking and riding.  He serves as Vice President of CTUC, Friends of El Mirage and Friends of Jawbone.  He is very passionate about conservation, specifically with regard to the Pacific Crest Hiking Trail.  He did a great deal of work to restore and preserve this area.

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Welcome, Mr. Ed and Ms. Emily!

Two new desert tortoises have been adopted by the Friends of Jawbone.  Unfortunately, the reason behind this adoption was that they had once been removed from their homes in the desert and had to be nursed back to health. 

Desert tortoise populations in the wild are dwindling and are threatened by a respiratory disease believed to be spread by captive tortoises release back into the wild.  Therefore, as a precaution, Mr. Ed and Ms. Emily could not be returned to their natural habitat.

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Wood Pallets Prohibited In Jawbone

The Bureau of Land Management strictly prohibits the use of any firewood materials containing nails, screws or other metal hardware in the Jawbone Canyon area.  The use of wood pallets as firewood has become increasingly bothersome.  These pallets have been found lying around areas of Jawbone and it is potentially dangerous to riders.

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Welcome Back, Mr. Bob!

The 112 year old Mr. Bob made his appearance, coming out of hiding on March 14.  He has been dormant over the winter and is attempting to wake up for spring.  We are excited to welcome Mr. Bob back to the sun in Jawbone Canyon!

Mr. Bob has been in a type of dormancy similar to hibernation known as "brumation."  Desert tortoises like Mr. Bob will go into brumation in late fall and reappear in early spring when warmer temperatures and longer days remind them to come out.

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Dedicated to Ed Waldheim

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