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Inyo National Forest Prepares For Winter But Still Remains Active Fall Recreation Area

Inyo NF Campground updates, Road updates and visitor center updates below for some of the regions favorite recreational visits. Sierra Rec Magazine, October 12, 2017 – As fall color explodes on the  Eastern Sierra Range. The team in Inyo National forest are busy preparing for a long fun winter. But the fall recreation season is full of opportunity so they are sending out updates to help you find available rec areas while you explore the Eastern Sierra this fall.  Campground updates, Road updates and visitor center updates below for some of the regions favorite recreational visits. The State of...

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An Epic Adventure Awaits in The 20 Lakes Basin Of The Hoover Wilderness

Crystal Clear Waters Combined With High Alpine Peaks That Will Stop You In Your Tracks Sierra Rec Magazine Adventure Review – September 2017 –  Visiting and Exploring 20 Lakes Basin was so much more than I had expected. Have you ever heard a review of a location and it just didn’t do it for you, so you decide to skip, only later to find out that it as way better than initially thought?  Well, the 20 Lakes Basin off Tioga Pass in the Hoover Wilderness was just that to me and couple friends looking to explore the region for the first...

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Fire Crews Respond to Grant Fire on June Lake Loop

Fire Crews focused on Protecting the June Lake Community Sierra Rec Magazine – Fire Update – August 1, 2017 – Fire crews are responding to the Grant Fire, located west of Highway 158 between Silver and Grant Lakes on the June Lake Loop. It is approximately 100 acres. It appears to be a lightning-caused fire that started yesterday evening. The fire is burning in in the sage in the lower elevations and pinyon/juniper and Jeffrey pine in the higher elevations. The fire burned actively throughout the night. The forest is ordering additional fire crews and air resources for aggressive...

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The Reds Meadow Road and Devils Postpile National Monument to Open Friday July 21

The Inyo National Forest and Devils Postpile National Monument announce that the Reds Meadow Valley Road will open on Friday, July 21 at 8:00 am. Sierra Rec Magazine – Sierra Access Updates- July 20, 2017 – The Road to Devils Postpile, Rainbow Falls and Reds Meadow will open Friday, July 21, at 8:am to the public. This road received storm damage after the substantial snowpack from this winter and the subsequent melt-off and flooding. The forest’s Engineering Crew rebuilt a segment of the road that was structurally compromised and unstable. They placed layers of compacted fill and concrete curbing on...

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The Reds Meadow and Devils Postpile Road Remain Closed To Vehicles, Bicyclists, and Pedestrians

The Reds Meadow Road Remains Closed No estimated date for opening   Sierra Rec Magazine- National Monument Updates – June 27, 2017 – Forest engineers are assessing storm damage to the Reds Meadow and Devils Postpile Road and there is no estimated opening date for the road at this time. Crews have only recently been able to get into the Reds Meadow Valley after plowing operations were completed. The Reds Meadow and Devils Postpile Road remain closed to vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians, and work is in progress to make necessary repairs. This road, which accesses prized destinations such as Devils...

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High Sierra Passes and Popular Recreational Areas Starting to Open For Summer 2017- Latest Updates

Inyo National Forest Opens Lakes Basin Road Wednesday Here Are The Most Recent Update For Popular Sierra Passes and Scenic Byways Sierra Rec Magazine, Eastern Sierra News – June 22, 2017-  Almost on cue with the Summer solstice in 2017 road crews and county agencies have started to get the upper hand on the 2017 snowpack and access to some of our favorite passes and recreational areas.  Yesterday Inyo National Forest announced the opening of Lakes Basin Road for the 2017 season and Last weekend Sonora Pass gates opened for visitors on the eastern side of the mountain. The High Sierra Passes are...

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On The Eve Of “FISHMAS” In The Sierra, An Update From INYO National Forest On Access

Access to Favorite Fishing Locations Could Be Challenging For Opener Saturday Sierra Rec Magazine, April 28, 2017 – There are a lot of efforts to get areas open for Fishing Opener this weekend by Inyo County, Mono County, and US Forest Service staff. In an effort to get you the most recent estimates and updates Inyo National Forest released the following information today. These should be considered estimates in many cases. This weekend we will find a wide variety of conditions depending on where you choose to fish. Plan for crowds and limited shoreline in many areas. Fast moving...

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Devils Postpile Campground May Not Open In 2017

2017 Winter May Cause Delay or Even Closure to Sierra National Monument Camping This Summer Devils Postpile National Monument, Mammoth Ca , January 31, 2017 – Due to potential flooding and heavy snowload, the 20 site Devils Postpile Campground may be closed for the 2017 summer season.  With over 20 feet of snow in January alone in Mammoth Ca and more snow scheduled for this week possibilities of limited access  or delayed access to the Devils Postpile National Monument area can be expected. As more information becomes available, status will be updated on the website. Within the Reds Meadow...

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