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Mt. Whitney Lottery Rescheduled

Annual Lottery Will Start Feb. 22, 2019 Sierra Rec Magazine Updates: February 12, 2019 – The Mt. Whitney Lottery, the process which awards both day and overnight hiking permits of the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States, has been rescheduled to start on February 22, 2019. Typically, the lottery begins February 1 through www.recreation.gov, but was delayed this year. The lottery will open February 22 at 7:00 am and close on March 15th at 9:00 pm Pacific Time. Applicants are reminded that: ·         Being first to apply does not improve your chances of success; applications will be processed in random order...

Crystal Basin recreation improvements underway, alternative destinations recommended in 2018

Campsites and Roadways Getting Needed Updates In The Crystal Basin Sierra Rec Magazine – May 17, 2018 – The popular Crystal Basin Recreation Area in the Eldorado National Forest is undergoing major upgrades which will greatly enhance the visitor experience in the future, but may make other destinations a better choice this year. Sunset Campground is closed for the 2018 season. Although Sunset Campground will be closed, the Sunset Boat Launch and Fashoda Campground / Day Use Area will be open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, providing opportunities for water recreation on Union Valley Reservoir. Azalea Cove...

Registration for 2019 Epic Rides Off-Road Series Blown Wide Open

Celebrating mountain bikes, mountain communities, live music, and good friends January 3, 2019 – New Years Day brings new resolutions and a fresh start, and for mountain bikers looking for a good time, the opening day of registration for the 2019 Epic Rides Off-Road Series. Epic Rides, and apparently the nations mountain bike community, are amped for the 2019 season. Now in its third day, registration numbers have set new records on January 1st and 2nd already. Attracting beginners, seasoned veterans and the world’s top professional mountain bike talent, the Off-Road Series has built a reputation for offering premium...

Trout Unlimited Sponsors Free Junior Fishing Derby at Graeagle June 9th

Grab your fishing pole for the Graeagle Junior Fishing Derby happening Saturday, June 9th at the Graeagle Mill Pond. Cast off at 7:00 am for this free event. For kids 16 and under, there’s no fishing license required. Bait and tackle are limited, so come early.   This event is sponsored by Trout Unlimited.   Camping In And Around Graeagle Graeagle Area Plumas Eureka State Park (530) 836-2380   Cromberg Area Cromberg Group Campground is a private, non-profit campground and retreat center located in beautiful Plumas County. Open Spring through Autumn, the facility features 40+ camp sites, cabins, several RV sites,...

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Tioga Pass and Glacier Point Will Close Tuesday Nov. 20 In Preparation of Winter Storm

TRAVEL UPDATES: TIOGA PASS, Glacier Point, Sonora Pass and Ebbets Pass Thanksgiving Weekend Sierra Rec Magazine, Yosemite National Park, November 19th 2018, – Each year we arrive at today with mixed emotions. Yosemite National Park has announced The Tioga and Glacier Point Roads in Yosemite National Park will close to all vehicular traffic beginning at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 due to incoming winter weather. The roads will reopen as weather and road conditions permit. This is not necessarily a seasonal closure. This signals the end of the season for us on the Eastside of Yosemite who...

INYO NF. Open House for USFS and BLM Off-Highway Vehicle Grants Scheduled for Feb. 13

Open House for USFS and BLM Off-Highway Vehicle Grants Scheduled for Feb. 13 BISHOP, Calif. , February 9, 2019 – The Inyo National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office will hold an open house on Wednesday, Feb. 13, to gather public ideas for requesting off-highway vehicle grant funds. The informal open house will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Forest Service/BLM office, 351 Pacu Lane, Bishop.  The agencies plan to request grant funds from the State of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR) to enhance and manage motorized recreation in the area. ...

Squaw Valley Punches Through 400″ Mark For Snow This Winter

With Thursdays Storm Totals squaw Valley became the First Tahoe Ski Resort to Pass 400″ for the Season Olympic Valley, February 15, 2019 – February has continued to bless the Sierra mountain resorts, with this weekends storms expected to bring several more feet of snow to the region, many resorts are planning now for late spring early summer skiing. In Lake Tahoe Squaw Valley celebrated Valentines with news that they have passed the 400″ mark for seasonal snow . Squaw Valley averages 450 inches of pristine snowfall every winter – piled up into fluffy, powdery form all over our...

The 99th Annual Candy Dance in Genoa Kicksoff

September 28, 2018 – Genoa, NV ~ A number of special events occur throughout the year in Genoa. None are bigger than the Annual Candy Dance Arts & Crafts Faire which has over 300 craft and food vendors and draws thousands of people to Genoa during the two-day event. The Genoa Candy Dance is on the last full weekend of September each year. The date for the Annual Genoa Candy Dance Art & Crafts Faire is Saturday and Sunday, September 29-30, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Candy Dance Dinner & Dance is Saturday night from 4 to 10 p.m. This popular festival in the...

Venturing Out Tours Cooking Up Great Adventure For Guests in Truckee

Local Truckee Couple Dedicated to Living a Life Of Adventure and Sharing The Experience With Others. Sierra Rec Magazine – Truckee CA, February 2019 – As a bright eyed two year old sliding down the slopes at Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort with her parents, Nikki Umatum would never dream her life may lead her from Southern California to a 24 hour adventure lifestyle in Truckee California.  Fast forward to college, studying International Business at San Francisco State and daring to actually spend time writing down her life goals; including an increasing desire to have adventure be a defining feature...

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The Blue Angels Take to the Sierra Sky Saturday and Sunday in The Carson Valley

The Annual Aviation Round Up kicks off October 13-14 in Minden, NV. highlighted this year are the Blue Angels Sierra REC Magazine, October 12, 1018 – The Carson Valley is known around the world for its flight friendly air conditions for glider pilots. Home to adventure lifestyle flying community, the Carson Valley hosts its annual Aviation Round Up this weekend in the Sierra, featuring the Navy’s Blue Angel Flying group,  the USASOC Black Dagger Jump team, and the Red Bull Acrobatic helicopter. The Aviation Round-up is Saturday Oct 13  & Sunday Oct 14th, Gates open at 10 am daily...

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Taylor Creek Visitor Center to host Fall Fish Festival

Sierra Rec Magazine, October 7, 2018 – SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The Fall Fish Festival will take place at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center this Saturday and Sunday, October 6 – 7, 2018. The Taylor Creek Visitor Center is located on SR Highway 89, three miles north of the City of South Lake Tahoe. Hosted by the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit in collaboration with Great Basin Institute, the festival is an opportunity to learn about the variety of fish species that live in Lake Tahoe and its tributaries including the federally threatened Lahontan cutthroat trout....

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The 99th Annual Candy Dance in Genoa Kicksoff

September 28, 2018 – Genoa, NV ~ A number of special events occur throughout the year in Genoa. None are bigger than the Annual Candy Dance Arts & Crafts Faire which has over 300 craft and food vendors and draws thousands of people to Genoa during the two-day event. The Genoa Candy Dance is on the last full weekend of September each year. The date for the Annual Genoa Candy Dance Art & Crafts Faire is Saturday and Sunday, September 29-30, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Candy Dance Dinner & Dance is Saturday night from 4 to 10 p.m. This popular festival in the...

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