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Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks Lift 2017 Fire Restrictions

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. Campfires are also now permitted...

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

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 at 8:00 amWednesday, June 28,...

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

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 recreation.gov. Permits for Half Dome started in Spring of 2011, that season the cable went...

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20 Cant Miss Places To Explore For National Parks Week In The Sierra

National Parks Week Is a Great Time to Explore Some Place New With The Family April 2017- National Park Week is the time to discover national parks and the wonders found inside national parks, National Park Week is April 15 to 23, 2017. The Sierra is blessed with four fantastic Parks to explore and so many wonders, there is a spot for everyone in our National Parks. During National Park Week, The National Park System invites you to enjoy the Park for Free on April 15-16 & April 22-23, leaving little excuse for not visiting and enjoying a little nature with the family and...

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Presidents Day Weekend in the Sierra – What to do?

Time to play in the Mountains? February 19, 2017 –  What to do over a three-day weekend in the Sierra? Ok I know, dumb question, most will grab their ski’s pray for clear weather and drop in on some great new powder on the various slopes. That is always the right call. However, there are always events happening in the Sierra and this weekend in no exception. Here is a short list of events that are happening in the Sierra this weekend you may want to check out. Free Entrance Day in our National Parks Monday – Yosemite, Lassen, Sequoia...

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Lassen Volcanic National Parks Plans Ski Celebration Weekend

Lassen Volcanic NationalPark Celebrates President Day Weekend with Free Ski Celebration Event Lassen Ca –  Celebrate winter sports at Lassen Volcanic National Park. Share stories over a cup of coffee or bowl of chili at an outdoor fire pit and enjoy ski films in the auditorium. Park entrance is free in celebration of Presidents’ Day. Date & Time 02/20/2017 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM Fee Information Free Fee Information: Free Film Showtime 10:30 am & 1:00 pm | The Unrideables: Alaska Range | 45 min Screening courtesy of Red Bull Media House Barely a decade old, speed riding is a...

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Lassen Volcanic National Park Welcomes Acting Park Superintendent Martha Crusius

Lassen Volcanic National Park Welcomes Acting Park Superintendent MINERAL, CA , January 31, 2017 – Lassen Volcanic National Park welcomes Acting Park Superintendent, Martha Crusius, on February 6. Martha comes to Lassen with a wealth of experience she has gained over the past 33 years of working for the National Park Service (NPS). Since 2011, she has served as the Pacific West Region’s Park Planning and Environmental Compliance Program Chief, responsible for planning and environmental compliance for the region’s 63 national park sites in California, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, as well as conducting studies of...

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