Great turn-out at the ribbon cutting ceremony on the steps of the historic Inyo County Courthouse to commemorate the official opening of Inyo County’s first combined-use route in Independence.
The ribbon cutting marked a thorough and collaborative effort to bring dual use to designated routes in Inyo County pursuant to Assembly Bill 628 (Adventure Trail Program). The Adventure Trail Program was designed specifically for Inyo County, as a pilot program, with the intent of linking services and lodging to existing off-highway motor trails on federal land. The Independence route start point is located at the Independence Inn on East Park Street; the end point is located up Mazourka Canyon Road toward the Betty Jumbo Mine.
Following the ribbon cutting, interested members of the public were invited on an ATV ride-along on the newly designated Independence route. In addition to members of the public, the event was attended by former California Assembly person Connie Conway (who introduced the bill in 2011). Also attending was a representative for Congressman Paul Cook (Dakota Higgins), former Inyo County Supervisor Linda Arcularius, all five current Inyo County Board members, California State OHV Division representatives, Inyo County Sheriff Bill Lutze, CHP Captain and Bishop Area Commander Tim Noyes, County Administration, members from Advocates for Access to Public Lands (AAPL), and many more.
Disclosure: for more information on what routes have been completed to ride on.... Visit inyocounty.us click on adventure trails now open link.