Four snowmobilers were cited for riding in the Mokelumne Wilderness on the Carson Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe Forest.
Three riders were cited on Jan. 21 and one was cited on Jan. 22. All four riders were issued citations, which can result in a fine of up to $5,000, imprisonment for not more than six months, or both.
"This citation is not one to be taken lightly - the minimum fine is $425," said Carson Ranger District Recreation Staff Officer Dan Morris. "Use of snowmobiles and other mechanized equipment is illegal in designated wilderness."
The Wilderness area is located in …