RENO, Nev. (AP) — Four snowmobilers are facing hundreds of dollars of fines for riding in a federally protected wilderness south of Lake Tahoe.
Three riders were cited Jan. 21 and one on Jan. 22 in the Mokelumne Wilderness of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.
The wilderness is in Alpine County west of Markleeville, Calif., where Forest Service officials say there are lots of other opportunities to snowmobile legally.
Dan Morris of the Carson Ranger District says the four violators were observed entering the wilderness directly next to the closure signs near Hope Valley. He says the fines run from a minimum of $425 to a maximum of $5,000.
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