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Fri Mar 9, 2012, 10:44 AM

Save the Hammers!

Any OHV enthusiasts here?

Besides me?

The Hammers is an OHV area in Johnson Valley in the Southern California desert. It is about half of the total area available to OHV's in the California desert statewide. It also is adjacent to the Marine base at 29 Palms, and they want it. The decision is coming up soon. Please take a minute to watch this video which explains the importance of the Hammers to OHVers, and why expansion into it isn't necessary. Even if you don't like OHV's, once Johnson Valley gets absorbed by the military, it will be very difficult to regain public access for anybody.

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bluedigger Mar 2012 OP
Mopar151 Mar 2012 #1
littlemissmartypants Jul 10 #2
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Response to bluedigger (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 05:10 PM

1. We are 2nd class citizens

Our money is good - but a lot of folks see us as barbarians, coming to sack Rome. Some of the best allies are the local business owners who serve the OHRV enthusiasts.

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Response to bluedigger (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 04:36 PM

2. This looks like the coolest place ever.

What happened with this?

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 04:50 PM

3. It fell off my radar (and FB feed).

Compromise in Dispute Between Marines, Off-roaders

Associated Press | May 12, 2014
TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. The Marine Corps and off-road vehicle enthusiasts will share a rugged patch of desert near the military base at Twentynine Palms under a compromise brokered by Congress.
Neither side got all it wanted in the nearly decadelong dispute over 200,000 acres of Johnson Valley adjacent to the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in the Mojave Desert, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.
As included in the 2014 defense bill signed by President Barack Obama, about 43,000 acres of Johnson Valley will be for recreational use only, while another 79,000 acres will be for the Marine Corps. And 53,000 acres will be shared between the off-roaders and the Marines.
"We would have preferred something different. But this is probably the best we can get," said Steve Egbert, president of the 6,000-member California Association of Four-Wheel Drive Clubs, one of several off-road organizations involved in the issue.

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2014/05/12/compromise-in-dispute-between-marines-off-roaders.html


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