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Rock and tree blocking Jawbone Canyon Road

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By: Devilfish
May 23rd, 2019

A rock and tree came down on jawbone canyon road yesterday at 35°23’59.7″N 118°18’28.0″W about 1.3 miles north of where the road crosses the pct at mile 602.5; until someone with a rock bar shoves the rock out of the way access for wide-bodied vehicles will be limited.

Piute Mountains road conditions

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By: Jerry Stone
April 22nd, 2019

Kern County is grading both Piute Mtn Rd and Jawbone Cyn Rd in the Piute Mountains for a car rally May 4th. As of last Tues. April 16 Puite Mtn rd was graded to the top of Harris grade Summit

piute mountain road is pretty badly washed out

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By: Devilfish
April 4th, 2019

Piute mountain road is pretty badly washed out between kelso valley road and its trail crossing at mile 611, starting about three miles east of that trail crossing. The locals are getting in and out but it seems like you’d need high clearance to get through where ordinarily regular vehicle traffic can drive that road routinely.

Tehachapi Wind Farm safety notice

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By: Brookfield Renewable
August 6th, 2018

Brookfield Renewable, the owner and operator of the Tehachapi Wind Farm, wants to remind hikers and horseback riders to take reasonable precautions while near the project. Pay close attention to your surroundings and respect all signage and barriers. Stay on the trail in the area.

The wind farms contain high voltage cabling and equipment. Do not touch the turbines or any other equipment as this may cause severe injury or death.

For your personal safety please be aware of the following:

  • Maintenance activities and vehicles
  • High winds and lightning
  • Falling objects from blades and towers
  • Moving vehicles

North Gate Location: Lat 35 3’49.17” N, Long 118 20”45.56” W
South Gate Location: Lat 35 3’36.37” N, Long 118 20’46.27” W

If there are any questions regarding this matter, please contact Brookfield Renewable at 518-615-9357

MP 608 – 611 Heat Warning, Wind Warning, & Erskine Fire

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By: Linda Clark-O'Brien
June 27th, 2016

Fire has not yet reached either Landers Camp Spring or Kelso Valley Rd. I was section hiking along that section thru end of Wednesday (6/22) & shuttling some hikers around on Thursday (6/23). Most hikers are off the ridge line above Kelso Valley Rd due to the heat at midday combined with gale force winds at night (40-60 mph). Have to go to ground with shade at midday & cannot hike at night in gale force winds.