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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.

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By: Donna Saufley
February 17th, 2016

Hiked northbound from Cameron/Willow Springs Road to Robin Bird Spring.

At approximate Mile 562, significant erosion damage (2′ deep trench) on short stretch of trail. Easily side-stepped, but will continue to worsen.

At approximate Mile 565, steep hillside in state of extreme deterioration. Trail tread was sound and passable, but hillside above and below trail is unstable and is washing away.

From Mile 566.5 to 566.7 (the stretch of trail parallel and alongside Hwy 58) the trail has been obliterated due to heavy flooding. It was easy enough to follow however. Trail conditions okay above gate and beyond.

The most serious conditions and the primary reason for this report were blowdowns below Cache Peak, where trail leaves road MK10 and becomes single-track again, and Robin Bird Spring. I lost count of the blowdowns, in excess of 50 downed trees. Soft, moist soil and heavy winds took down live and dead trees in and out of burn area