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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.

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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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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Preparing for Winter on Reds Meadow Road and Devils Postpile National Monument

Starting October 15, there is no overnight parking in the Reds Meadow Valley Sierra Rec Magazine – Mammoth Ca, October 10, 2019- The Inyo National Forest and Devils Postpile National Monument are planning for winter on the Reds Meadow Road. The road will close at the Minaret Vista for the season on Sunday, October 27 at sunset. The Devils Postpile Ranger station is open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Friday through Monday and will close for the season at 1:00 pm on Monday, October 14. Two Inyo National Forest campgrounds are still open in the valley, Pumice Flat and Reds...

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Inyo National Forest releases final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Forest Plan

BISHOP, Calif., September 18, 2019— The Inyo National Forest is releasing their final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the revised land management plan, under the provisions of the 2012 planning rule. This Final EIS will be published in the Federal Register on Friday, September 20 for a 30-day review period. The 2019 land management plan will be available for reference on the forest website by September 20. The Record of Decision, which approves the final plan, can be signed at the end of the review period. The approved plan will provide guidance for managing 2 million acres of the forest’s...

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Lightning Strikes Cause Fire in Golden Trout Wilderness

Fire Resources Respond to Jordan Fire In Golden Trout Wilderness UPDATE: The Jordan Fire, located in the Golden Trout Wilderness near Jordan Hot Springs, was detected yesterday afternoon. The fire is approximately 150 acres and burning in the 2002 McNally fire footprint. At this time the fire appears to be caused by lightning that was in the area over the last week. This is a full suppression fire response. The priorities are firefighter safety, protection of one private in holding located at Soda Flat, and protecting wilderness characteristics in the Golden Trout Wilderness. Being in the old fire scar...

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Catch the Final Action At Inaugural Red Bull Recharged At Iconic Mammoth Mountain

Snowboarding Receives a Jolting Revival on a One-of-a-Kind Course Designed by Masterminds Ben Ferguson and Mark McMorris MAMMOTH LAKES, CA – (May 16, 2019) – The world’s best snowboarders united this week for Red Bull Recharged, a team-based content battle during May 14-17 at Mammoth Mountain. Like anything that evolves, stagnancy stalls progression. There is a constant need for change, be it in our culture or ideology, in order to progress and move forward. As it relates to modern day snowboarding, some would say that exists in the form of standardized contests that don’t give riders a voice. Enter...

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This day in history for the Inyo-Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

On April 11, 1958,  U.S. Forest Service Chief Richard McArdle designated 27,000 acres of the Inyo National Forest as the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, with a section named the Edmund Schulman Memorial Grove. Photo of McArdle signing the order alongside Melville Bell Grosvenor. By Janine Sprout – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,...

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