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Devils Postpile National Monument

Established in 1911 by presidential proclamation, Devils Postpile National Monument protects and preserves the Devils Postpile formation, the 101-foot high Rainbow Falls, and pristine mountain scenery.  The formation is a rare sight in the geologic world and ranks as one of the world's finest examples of columnar basalt. Its columns tower 60 feet high and display an unusual symmetry.

Home also to Access point sin Ansel Adams Wilderness, John Muir Wilderness and Rainbow Falls. Devils Postpile is a summer favorite for PCT hikers, and Visitors from around the world visiting Mammoth Lakes region. Access is seasonal with bus access only available during summer season after snow is cleared.

Winter Weather Changing Travel and Camping Plans in the Sierra

The State of the Inyo, as of 11/22/19 Report confirms Winter Storms Will Alter Plans of Holiday Travelers and Late Fall Recreation Plans Eastern Sierra, Nov. 22, 2019 – There are lots of changes this week with the first round of snow and more is in the forecast for next week. This is the time of year when conditions can change rapidly, so please check with Caltrans for road conditions: https://roads.dot.ca.gov/ and travel with tire chains, food and water, and blankets for safety. Of note, the Rock Creek Road is closing (at the Sno Park) on 11/25 and  the Lakes Basin (Lake...

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National Park Service Announces Entrance Fee-Free Days for 2019 Sierra Parks

Yosemite, Lassen Volcanic, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Will Offer Five Free Entrance Days in 2019 Sierra Rec Magazine – News Release NPS – WASHINGTON – The National Park Service will waive all entrance fees on five days in 2019, giving visitors and locals an additional FEE Free opportunity to come and explore the Sierra National Parks we all love and celebrate.  These Fee Free days can be quite busy days to explore the National Parks but if the gate fee is your barrier for going, then take these opportunities to celebrate special moments in the parks. Yosemite, Sequoia, Kings...

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Reds Meadow, Devils Post Pile and Rainbow Falls Access Opens For The Season

The Reds Meadow Road to open June 15   Sierra Rec Magazine – June 14, 2018 – The Inyo National Forest and Devils Postpile National Monument announce that the Reds Meadow Valley Road will open on Friday, June 15 at 5:00 pm. The road received damage in two sections of the road, where the sub-grade material under the road washed away and the road buckled. The forest’s Engineering Crew, with the assistance of an additional crew brought in under an emergency contract, rebuilt and repaved these segments of the road. The mandatory Reds Meadow Shuttle Bus will run starting...

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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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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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Winter Weather Changing Travel and Camping Plans in the Sierra

The State of the Inyo, as of 11/22/19 Report confirms Winter Storms Will Alter Plans of Holiday Travelers and Late Fall Recreation Plans Eastern Sierra, Nov. 22, 2019 – There are lots of changes this week with the first round of snow and more is in the forecast for next week. This is the time of year when conditions can change rapidly, so please check with Caltrans for road conditions: https://roads.dot.ca.gov/ and travel with tire chains, food and water, and blankets for safety. Of note, the Rock Creek Road is closing (at the Sno Park) on 11/25 and  the Lakes Basin (Lake...

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SQUAW VALLEY ALPINE MEADOWS SKIERS CAN AMPLIFY THEIR ADVENTURE WITH THE NEW IKON PASS MOBILE APP

Enhance the On-Mountain Experience with Stat Tracking, Friend Groups, and Pass Management DENVER, CO, November 22, 2019 – The new Ikon Pass mobile app is available now in app stores, expanding the on-mountain experience for skiers and riders at 41 global Ikon Pass destinations. At Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, the Ikon Pass mobile app will complement the existing Squaw Alpine app. Ikon Pass holders who plan to make Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows their home mountain this season are encouraged to take advantage of both apps. The new Ikon Pass app is designed to help Ikon Pass and Ikon Base Pass holders get the most out of their pass and enhance a day on the...

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Top 50 Sierra Destinations

In honor of My 50th Birthday I give You My 50 Favorite Sierra Locations I have been Blessed to Visit Sierra Rec Magazine Exclusive – Charlie Pankey – November 9, 2019 – Ok so I am no spring chicken any longer, but I have had a blessed couple years of exploring the natural wonders of the Sierra and I have no plans of stopping anytime soon. My 50th Birthday is a time to celebrate the many blessings that God has granted me including a great family and good friends to share my experiences with along the way. As I...

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Devils Postpile National Monument Plans Autumn Prescribed Fire

Devils Postpile National Monument Plans Autumn Prescribed Fire Mammoth Calif. – October 24, 2019 – Devils Postpile National Monument is planning to implement a prescribed fire project in the next several weeks. The 25 acre unit is located near the northwest boundary of the monument and will help to reduce hazardous accumulations of vegetation and fuels, reduce overall fire danger to firefighters and the public, build resilience to future catastrophic wildfires, and produce less smoke than severe wildfires. Several trails may be temporarily closed during the burn and signage will direct hikers to detours as needed. Trails potentially impacted...

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Inyo National Forest Campground and Access Updates October 17, 2019

Still time for Fall Camping in the Eastern Sierra Sierra REC Magazine – Eastern Sierra – October 17, 2019 – For some Fall season can not last long enough. For those that are in no hurry to slip on the skis and snowshoes for winter and are looking to get out in the Eastern sierra and Camp, hike and ride, Inyo National forest does a great job in updating their weekly availability int he regions they manage. Here are the current Camping and road access reports for Inyo National Forest which encompasses the Mono Lake region, Mammoth Regions and...

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