United States Forest Service clears the air about “satanic cult” signs popping up in the San Bernardino Mountains

I got an email asking about a sign that someone had seen up at Jenks Lake in the San Bernardino mountains. I hadn’t heard of any new signs, but checked it out. It appears that there’s a sign posted stating that there’s “increased satanic cult activity” in the area. The “sign” is an 8.5”x11” sheet of white paper printed with a inkjet printer and affixed with masking tape.

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California Department of Fish and Wildlife reacts quickly to stop spread of virus in fish hatcheries

Awhile ago I posted about the release of Chinook Salmon into the wild. I received some email asking about the annual release of rainbow trout, and noticed that there wasn’t anything coming from the ten fish hatcheries that usually participate in this.

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Adventure Scientists: Recruiting Volunteer Adventurers to be Citizen Scientists

Founded in 2011, Adventure Scientists has focused on a unique niche: gathering scientific data from far-flung remote areas without requiring huge expeditions or outlaying mountains of cash to train teams on how to survive these trips.

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Room with a View … And Not Much Else – Booking a Fire Lookout Rental in California

Next Level Camping is what I was looking for when I discovered you could rent fire lookouts. I’d been a member of the Forest Fire Lookout Association for years because I lived close to the Butler Peak Fire Lookout while up in Big Bear, and thought that I’d eventually be able to volunteer at the lookout. Solitude is always a draw for me, and the forest is my church. So going up to the steeple seemed like a pretty cool idea.

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Jeep’s Badge of Honor mobile app update adds new trails!

Since its introduction way back in 2013, the Jeep Badge of Honor program has been the only official Jeep off-road program exclusively for Jeep brand vehicles. The program was developed and is operated by the Jeep brand and FCA US LLC.

This is a fantastic program that allows Jeep owners to discover trails, engage with other Jeep enthusiasts within the off-road community, and earn hard badges they can display on their Jeeps showing off the trails they’ve conquered. Participants earn points and can gain rankings from “Trail Rookie” all the way up to “Trail Expert!”

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