DVNP Suppors Owlshead Project

Dubbed the OwlsheadGPS Project, this effort by the Friends of Jawbone seeks to offer the most accurate information possible about backcountry motorized routes on our public lands.

Soon the public will be able to go online to view and print backcountry route maps, and even download routes directly to supported GPS devices. The first phase, as funded, will cover the greater Jawbone Canyon area, an area of approximately 1.5 million acres, and will launch this fall.

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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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El Pasos Signing Effort

The Friends of Jawbone has gotten pretty good at route signing over recent years. In fact, we've invented new technologies such as special auger trucks that can install signs in seconds. Therefore, it should come to no surprise that FOJ assisting the local Bureau of Land Management (BLM) field office on their major court-ordered signing effort in the West Mojave desert.

All of the BLM's routes in and around Jawbone Canyon were designated through the West Mojave Plan (WEMO) plan and these are the routes that are required to be signed. The Jawbone Canyon/Dove Spring area and the Rand Mountains have been fully signed for some time. Other areas that are less often visited are currently the focus of the BLM signing effort.

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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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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!

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

Dedicated to Ed Waldheim

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