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California State Parks Begins Study of Fallen, Iconic ‘Tunnel Tree’ in Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn ARNOLD, Calif. – Marking one year since the famous Pioneer Cabin Tunnel Tree toppled, California State Parks, Save the Redwoods League and Humboldt State University today announced plans to use the fallen sequoia to study the tree’s life history and gather historic climate-related information for the surrounding area. The information will help California State Parks better manage the existing groves of redwood trees. The giant sequoia is the largest tree species in the world, with some trees reaching a diameter of 36 feet. Located within Calaveras Big Trees State Park within a relatively large sequoia...

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Tioga and Glacier Point Roads Closed for the Season in Yosemite National Park

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn Public Notice:  Tioga Pass Closed For the 2017/2018 Winter Season Sierra Rec Magazine – Dec, 4, 2017 – In Case you missed it last weekend, one of the annual “saddest days of the year” for us on the Eastern Sierra front happened. The Closing of Tioga Pass for winter. Now we either drive around to the west entrance or decide to say goodbye til spring. The Tioga and Glacier Point Roads in Yosemite National Park are closed for the season, due to hazardous driving conditions. Recent winter storm activity throughout Yosemite National Park has...

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Discover The Relaxing Adventures of Lassen and St. Bernard Lodge

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn My Relaxing Adventure In Lassen Volcanic National Park, Lassen NF Recreation Area Sierra Rec Magazine Destination Review – 2017 – |  It happened almost immediately, as I appeared over the last ridge before Lake Almanor off HWY 36. That evident slowing of the pulse and calm relaxation that soothes the soul when it knows it is time to relax and enjoy. It was last light on Lake Almanor and my destination for the evening was only 14 miles ahead at St. Bernards Lodge, my base camp to adventure for the next 48 hours, the shadowy shores...

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Yosemite National Park Implements Road and Campground Improvements

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn Improvements underway along Northside Drive and Camp 4 Campground Yosemite National Park is working to implement several roadway and campground improvements within Yosemite Valley. Extensive work is being conducted on Northside Drive, the road leading from Yosemite Village to Yosemite Falls and toward the park exits. Significant work is also being conducted at Camp 4, a popular campground in Yosemite Valley. The current work is expected to be completed by this winter, and complements the work that was completed earlier this summer. On Northside Drive, work is being done to repave the road and...

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Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks Lift 2017 Fire Restrictions

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. October 11, 2017 – Effective October 16, 2017 at 8:00 a.m., Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks are lifting fire restrictions inside the parks. Shorter and cooler days have reduced fire danger. Even with restrictions lifted, visitors must still follow the parks’ year-round regulations concerning fire. Wood and charcoal fires are now permitted within designated fire rings in all Foothills Campgrounds of Sequoia National Park. Charcoal grills may also now be used in the Hospital Rock and Ash Mountain Picnic Areas, and smoking is permitted unless posted, regardless of elevation....

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

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn 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...

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Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park Will Open Thursday, June 29th, 2017 with Limited Services

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park Open to All Vehicular Traffic Thursday, June 29, 2017 Tioga Road will open for Bicycle and Pedestrian Use on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Sierra Rec Magazine – Breaking News – June 27, 2017 – The Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park (Highway 120 through the park) will open for the season to all vehicular traffic beginning at 8:00 am on Thursday, June 29, 2017. There will be limited visitor services available from the Tioga Pass Entrance Station to Crane Flat. Tioga Road will open for bicycle and pedestrian users...

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Breaking News: Cables For Half Dome Will Not Be Up For Memorial Day Weekend

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn Winter 2017 Takes Its Toll On Yet Another Annual Summer Ritual Sierra Rec Magazine, May 25, 2017  – Yosemite Announced today that Due to lingering snow, the installation of the Half Dome cables will be delayed until at least June 2 this year (instead of May 26). If you have a Half Dome hiking permit for the dates between May 26 and when the cables are installed, your permit fee will be refunded. Once cables are installed, permits will be available via the Daily Lottery on Permits for Half Dome started in Spring of 2011,...

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