The summer heat in the Mojave Desert can be a dangerous thing for outdoor enthusiasts. It is important to understand the safety measures that must be taken during these hot summer months. The temperature has been in the 100's in the Jawbone area in recent weeks. It is important to remember these tips when recreating in the desert during the hottest months of the year.
Remember to drink plenty of water! Carry water with you wherever you are recreating and drink it constantly. It is best to drink 8 ounces every 30 minutes when you are constantly in the sun. Symptoms of dehydration are not always easily identified and can be confused with other causes. Water is the best way to keep your body cool and avoid heat-stroke.
Read more: It's Hot Out There!
On Monday, the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR Division) announced its Intent to Award for the 2010/11 Grants and Cooperative Agreements grants cycle. The Friends of Jawbone is pleased to have been awarded three grants.
The first is a grant for Operations and Maintenance that will help us continue to maintain and sign the area trails in the Jawbone region. The second is a Restoration grant that will assist in our ongoing commitment to mitigate the effects of illegal OHV use in the area.
Our third grant, for Education and Safety, will be used to create iPhone and Android apps of our highly popular Friends of Jawbone OHV Trail Map. This will allow smart phone users to view their location the map and access discovery points and other information while on the trail - without the need for a cell signal!
Read more: OHV Grants Announced