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Location: California > High Desert > New Jack City
By: bware When: Mar 26, 2013

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Comments: Well, I guess some of you folks got what you wanted. You wanted more BLM presence, you got it. Camping fees, campground hosts, concrete, rules, regulations, closed-off areas, and speed bumps. And increased tool enforcement comes with it. You asked for it. They were more than happy to provide it.

Speed bumps in the desert! I've never seen such a ridiculous thing.

You can look forward to raptor closures, sensitive area closures, wildlife closures, primitive art closures, limits on fixed an... more >>

Location: California > High Desert > New Jack City
By: bware When: May 14, 2010

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Comments: My comments for the proposed development:


Hi, John:

Thanks for coming out to meet us. I appreciate you going out of your way to get our input.

After thinking about it for quite a while, and talking to other climbers, my comments on the plans are these:

Sawtooth Canyon is a unique area in the Mojave desert. In all the wandering around that I've done, there is no other place with that kind of rock that's big enough to climb, and very few other places with any climbab... more >>

Location: California > High Desert > New Jack City
By: bware When: May 9, 2010

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Comments: We spoke to John Kavanaugh on Saturday. A summary: 12 campsites plus a host site. Five sites near the existing toilet, four near the concrete pad along with a toilet and maybe a climbers kiosk/message board, and three sites around the corner in a semi-walk-in campground, along with a new parking area and fence. Currently this area is grassy and unused. The toilet will sit in or very near an obvious wash. It will not be composting. There will be a shade pavilion and two tables by the parki... more >>

Location: California > High Desert > New Jack City
By: bware When: May 4, 2010

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Comments: BLM Announces Public Scoping for Sawtooth Camping Area Improvements

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces its intent to write an environmental assessment to consider improvements of the camping area in the Sawtooth Limited Use area of Stoddard Valley about eight miles south of Barstow. This proposed project would enhance the existing recreation opportunities for rock climbers and remote campers with the addition of 12 camp sites, one new restroom, a new kiosk, a picnic area and ... more >>

Location: California > High Desert > New Jack City
By: bware When: May 3, 2010

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Comments: TomTomTom:

I started climbing out at NJC in 95-96, and it's WAY better out there than it used to be. The gunfire and broken glass is way down from the old levels. If you first got there in 2004, you have no idea. Jack tells me it was worse before then. Burning cars.

Now every time I go out there, I'm surprised how much better it's gotten, from less graffiti, to entire weekends where I don't hear a gunshot. The routes have cleaned up a good deal also :)

Of course, it's BLM land, and with ... more >>

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