Onyx Peak. 10-03-2009
This is the Jawbone-Butterbredt Region in the Southern Sierras. The region begins on the South side of Highway 178 at Walker Pass, and extends South to Highway 58. The majority of this range is high desert, and the elevation ranges from approximately 3000 feet to 7294 at the high point which is Scodie Peak.
Peaks in this region include:
The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) runs North to South through this range and is accessible from many points. Other points of interest include Bird Spring Pass, the Scodie Mountains, and Jawbone Canyon.
Butterbredt looking south.
This region is bounded by the following roads:
North: Highway 178
South: Highway 58
East: Highway 14
West: Kelso Valley Road.
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This range lies within the Kiavah Wilderness
, managed by the Bureau of Land Management. Much of this range is used for OHV recreational purposes. BLM information available here
For more information you can contact:
Bureau of Land Management
Bakersfield Field Office
3801 Pegasus Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(661) 391-6000 Bureau of Land Management
Ridgecrest Field Office
300 S. Richmond Road
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
Camping is permitted anywhere for up to 14 days, after which you need to move at least 25 miles. No permits or fees are required. Campsite are available at Walker Pass
, and also at Jawbone Canyon
Hiking is primarily for Spring, Fall, and Winter, and the weather in this range can be extreme. During the summer it is very hot, during the winter the higher elevations get some snow, and wind can also be a factor in this region. Current weather conditions
Mayan Peak 12-26-2008