Federal and State recreational areas and activities under question

Curtis Guise

Administrator

EL CENTRO — The Imperial County Board of Supervisors approved, Tuesday, August 4, a letter to the US Bureau of Land Management, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and California Department of Parks and Recreation requesting input on upcoming tourist seasons regarding federal and state recreational areas and activities.

According to Imperial County CEO Tony Rouhotas, the County is home to the largest mass and most popular sand dunes in the State — the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, also known as the Glamis Sand Dunes.

He said Glamis is an annual hot-spot for off-highway enthusiasts across the country. The season typically starts October 1 and concludes April 15.

Additionally, dove hunting season draws a large crowd of non-residents as Imperial County is a popular destination for hunting dove. The first half of the split season normally occurs in the first two weeks of September. Hunters throughout the State and surrounding states visit the Valley for the outstanding dove hunting locations dove populations.

Four state recreational areas are completely or partially located throughout Imperial County.

“Due to the number of cases that we are experiencing in Imperial County, the lack of plateau or decline in our cases, and the concern of reaching or exceeding hospital capacity, there is a sense of reluctance to encouraging additional visitors to our community,” said Rouhotas.

The letter inquired regarding the different departments’ plans to allow access to its federal recreational lands in Imperial County later this year.

The letter said in part, “Although Imperial County has implemented all state mandated guidelines and best practices and has adopted some stricter health orders than the State in its efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, we are still greatly struggling in the battle against the virus.”

The County Board of Supervisors authorized the letters asking for the departments’ intentions to mitigate the spread of the virus with the potential, temporary influx of visitors to Imperial County. The supervisors’ requested additional conversations with representatives regarding the topic.
 

Charlietuna

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There's also concern about the 25k-30k that show up to Camp Rzr (tentatively scheduled for Halloween weekend), plus the thousands that line the daily "sand drags" area and that hang out at Comp and Olds hills on the big weekends.
 

jon coleman

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Seems a bit of a stretch, you're in a helmet on your quad blasting across the dunes and - WHAM! You run into a wall of CoVid? Really?
i ran into a wall of Coors a few times, the worst was Hauling a$$ and had a 'misjudgment in time and distance& speed 'and wiping out at the grave yard sweeper heading to the store from the now closed no.dune camp grounds, OucH
 

Bro_Gill

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Do you guys keep up with the current exposure systems of CoVid or just read the scare the chit out of you social media hype? Outdoor exposure is basically not even a thing. Wind, distance, time all conspire outside to make exposure not happen. 15 minutes in an enclosed space with someone shedding exposure level loads of the virus within 6 feet of you, then be worried. The latest exposure issues has become extended families living together in small homes that creates an incubator for disease (like it always has) so, yeah, don't put 15 people in your toyhauler for the night, OK?
 

jon coleman

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Do you guys keep up with the current exposure systems of CoVid or just read the scare the chit out of you social media hype? Outdoor exposure is basically not even a thing. Wind, distance, time all conspire outside to make exposure not happen. 15 minutes in an enclosed space with someone shedding exposure level loads of the virus within 6 feet of you, then be worried. The latest exposure issues has become extended families living together in small homes that creates an incubator for disease (like it always has) so, yeah, don't put 15 people in your toyhauler for the night, OK?
but that's how you get team volunteers, promise them a place to crash after the race, your big roomy toy hauler , or like when a certain bronco racer says he has hotel room for the entire team( find out later, yup, no 'S 'after 'room')
 

partybarge_pilot

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but that's how you get team volunteers, promise them a place to crash after the race, your big roomy toy hauler , or like when a certain bronco racer says he has hotel room for the entire team( find out later, yup, no 'S 'after 'room')
Wait, you raced with that guy too? Always have a sleeping bag and some sort of pad stashed away, you never know when you're going to sleeping on the trailer.
 

jon coleman

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or sleep in back of truck, at Lucerne night race, after race was over i was beyond tired, in back of chase truck wedged between cooler& supplys, i hear group of party punks lerking& creedling in between trucks steeling beers, i then hear one Right next to me, ' hey, l check That cooler', ( bad idea) right when he was grabbing for cooler lid i jump up slapp push his arm away and scream ' WTF are you Punks Fu king looking for ????, , aaaaa aaaaa aaa, we thought this was Our buddys cooler', wrong, move along kiddies!!!
 
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