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Lassen Volcanic to Waive Entrance Fee to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of National Public Lands Day

MINERAL, CA – All National Park Service sites, including Lassen Volcanic National Park, will offer free admission to visitors on September 22 for National Public Lands Day. “I encourage everyone to take advantage of this fee free day to explore and discover the beauty and recreational opportunities that Lassen Volcanic National Park has to offer,” said Superintendent Jim Richardson. “There is much for the public to experience and enjoy in the parklands and forests of northern California.On September 22, thousands of volunteers will show their appreciation for our America’s public lands by volunteering in National Public Lands Day activities. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of...

Lassen Volcanic to Waive Entrance Fee to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of National Public Lands Day

MINERAL, CA – All National Park Service sites, including Lassen Volcanic National Park, will offer free admission to visitors on September 22 for National Public Lands Day. “I encourage everyone to take advantage of this fee free day to explore and discover the beauty and recreational opportunities that Lassen Volcanic National Park has to offer,” said Superintendent Jim Richardson. “There is much for the public to experience and enjoy in the parklands and forests of northern California.On September 22, thousands of volunteers will show their appreciation for our America’s public lands by volunteering in National Public Lands Day activities. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of...

Alpenglow Expeditions to Open Via Ferrata at Lake Tahoe’s Squaw Valley Resort

Sierra Rec Magazine – Olympic Valley, Calif., August 9, 2018 – Alpenglow Expeditions, a North Lake Tahoe area-based guide service, will soon begin construction of two Via Ferrata climbing routes up Tram Face at Squaw Valley Resort. The routes will allow even those with no climbing experience the opportunity to safely scale the iconic rock face, exploring high alpine terrain while taking in the beautiful vistas.Via Ferrata, an Italian term meaning Iron Road, is a protected climbing route with permanent steel anchors and cables that allow participants to be safely connected to the rock 100% of the time. All climbs will be led by Alpenglow Expeditions’ experienced team of AMGA (American Mountain Guide Association) trained guides who will teach participants how to navigate the rock face while introducing basic climbing techniques. The Via Ferrata at Squaw Valley is the first in the Lake Tahoe area and will open up one-of-a-kind access to one of California’s most beautiful regions, and most iconic rock faces: the Tram Face, which towers above The Village at Squaw Valley. “Our Via Ferrata routes will let adventurers of all skill levels experience the exhilaration of a real climb,” said Alpenglow Expeditions CEO, Adrian Ballinger. “Best of all, entire families, regardless of experience, can take part in the same climb – and share the same breathtaking views of Squaw Valley and the Lake Tahoe region.” The first guided ascents...

Reds Meadow Road closure planned October 9 for necessary repairs 

Sierra Rec Magazine – Forest Service Announcement – August 30, 2018 – The Inyo National Forest and Devils Postpile National Monument are planning for winter on the Reds Meadow Road.  The road will close at the Minaret Vista Gate on October 9, 2018 at noon. The Inyo National Forest’s engineering staff has had to complete numerous repairs along the road in recent years. However, more extensive repairs are needed to prepare the road for the winter. Typically, starting October 15, there is no overnight parking in the Reds Meadow Valley and the road is not plowed during or after...

Reach Higher Trail Challenge Kick-off At Lassen Volcanic National Park June 9th

Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day, June 9 and celebrate Early Season Conditions At Lassen Volcanic National Park  Sierra Rec Magazine ~ June 7, 2018 –  Chester Ca – Participate in the Lassen Volcanic National Park Reach Higher Trail Challenge and earn a commemorative bandana. Saturday, June 9, Lassen Volcanic celebrates National Get Outdoors Day with the annual Reach Higher Trail Challenge kick-off. “This year’s challenge celebrates the 50th anniversary of our National Trails System,” says Superintendent Jim Richardson. “We invite visitors to explore one of seven National Trails in, or adjacent to, the park.” Lassen contains all three types of National...

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Reds Meadow Road closure planned October 9 for necessary repairs 

Sierra Rec Magazine – Forest Service Announcement – August 30, 2018 – The Inyo National Forest and Devils Postpile National Monument are planning for winter on the Reds Meadow Road.  The road will close at the Minaret Vista Gate on October 9, 2018 at noon. The Inyo National Forest’s engineering staff has had to complete numerous repairs along the road in recent years. However, more extensive repairs are needed to prepare the road for the winter. Typically, starting October 15, there is no overnight parking in the Reds Meadow Valley and the road is not plowed during or after...

Tahoe National Forest Announces Sugar Pine Lake Boat Ramp Closure

Sugar Pine Boat Ramp Closure Area(s): Sugar Pine Boat Ramp Date(s): Apr 3, 2018 – May 20, 2018 The Sugar Pine Boat Ramp will be closed April 9-14 for the Sugar Pine Hazard Tree Removal Project. This will include portions of the Josh Hart Trail. The Sugar Pine Hazard Tree Project is removing beetle killed and drought affected trees from campgrounds, trails, and recreation sites around Sugar Pine Reservoir from 2/12/18 to 5/20/18. Please call the American River Ranger District front desk for up to date closures...

Fresh Blanket of Snow Reinvigorates Winter Recreation In The Sierra

March Storms Awaken Ski and Snow Recreation Industries for Spring Sierra Rec Magazine, March 8, 2017 –  As we prepared to spring ahead our clocks this weekend in the Sierra, most of us are still sitting in a stunned exuberance of the past weeks’ blizzard that restored hope in the 2017/2018 winter season.  Reports of 5-8 feet of fresh snow have fallen in the High Sierra. Ski resorts received multiple feet of skiable snow that could help them stay open into April for spring skiing, plus more storms may be lining up bringing about wild hopes of the past...

Lassen Volcanic to Waive Entrance Fee to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of National Public Lands Day

MINERAL, CA – All National Park Service sites, including Lassen Volcanic National Park, will offer free admission to visitors on September 22 for National Public Lands Day. “I encourage everyone to take advantage of this fee free day to explore and discover the beauty and recreational opportunities that Lassen Volcanic National Park has to offer,” said Superintendent Jim Richardson. “There is much for the public to experience and enjoy in the parklands and forests of northern California.On September 22, thousands of volunteers will show their appreciation for our America’s public lands by volunteering in National Public Lands Day activities. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of...

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Wild Tahoe Weekend at Taylor Creek Visitor Center

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Get ready for a wild time as the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) and the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) host Wild Tahoe Weekend! Join us June 23-24, 2018, at Taylor Creek Visitor Center, just three miles north of South Lake Tahoe on Highway 89. Residents and visitors are invited to attend this free family and fun event! To kick off Wild Tahoe Weekend, the LTBMU will host the Native Species Festival on Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 10am to 3pm. This festival is a great way to spend the...

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