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Ibex Wilderness

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Ibex Wilderness

Location: Inyo County; 3 miles southwest of Shoshone, California (Note: Boundary set backs from roads or trails are 30 to 300 feet) Ibex wilderness location

Area Description: 28,822 acres. This wilderness includes portions of the Ibex Hills, Dublin Hills and Black Mountains. The Ibex Hills provide a rugged north-south divide between Greenwater Valley's alluvial slopes on the east and the Black Mountains on the west. The Black Mountains and Ibex Hills are very rugged, and their ranges ascend from 3,000 feet and rise 4,752 feet to the summit of Ibex Peak. Bright reds, yellows, browns and blacks show through the horizontal rock layers of these mountain ranges creating a distinctive affect. Evidence of historic talc mining characterizes the area, and desert bighorn sheep have been seen here.

Getting There: Access this wilderness from State Highway 127 or 178.

Nonfederal Lands: Private lands may lie within the wilderness area. Please respect the owner and do not use these lands without permission.

Additional Information: Signs indicating "Wilderness" and "Closed Road" or "Closed Route" are placed at various intervals. Vehicles can be parked outside the wilderness boundary; however, the boundary is set back 30 feet from unmaintained dirt roads and 300 feet on paved roads.

Mechanized or motorized vehicles are NOT PERMITTED in a wilderness

Hunting, fishing, and non-commercial trapping are allowed under state and local laws.

Pet are allowed, but please keep your pets under control at all times.

Horses are permitted, however you may be required to carry feed.

Removal, disturbance, or attempting to remove archaelogical materials is a felony. Selling, receiving, purchasing, transporting, exchanging or offering to do so is prohibited by law.

CAMPING : Camping is permitted, limited to 14 days. After 14 days, campers must relocate at least 25 miles from previous site.

Help BLM preserve California's fragile deserts. Please park your vehicle or set up camp in previously disturbed sites.

Gathering wood for campfires, when permitted, is limited to dead and down materials. Do not cut live vegetation.

The BLM encourages all desert recreationists and travelers exploring public lands, not only within southern California but through the west, to use propylene glycol based antifreeze/coolant in their touring and recreation vehicles. Proven safer, it will have minimal impacts on the wildlife and the environment should a leak occur.

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