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EnerPlex 1200 Power Center by Sierra Wave The Perfect Lightweight Companion For Every Roadtrip Adventure

The New EnerPlex 1200 Provides Needed Power Supply for Camera and Drone Batteries on Road Trip Adventures Sierra Rec Magazine- Product Review – August 2018 – The bigger the adventure the bigger the needs or desire for more conveniences and an increased need for alternative power solutions. We are honored to introduce to you the EnerPlex 1200 Power center today by Sierra Wave. Sierra Wave is a brand by Aervoe Industries in Gardnerville Nevada. The  EnerPlex 1200 is their newest in a line of alternative power source solutions that are designed for the outdoor and emergency prepared consumer. The...

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...

Lassen Volcanic to Waive Entrance Fee to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of National Public Lands Day

MINERAL, CA – All National Park Service sites, including Lassen Volcanic National Park, will offer free admission to visitors on September 22 for National Public Lands Day. “I encourage everyone to take advantage of this fee free day to explore and discover the beauty and recreational opportunities that Lassen Volcanic National Park has to offer,” said Superintendent Jim Richardson. “There is much for the public to experience and enjoy in the parklands and forests of northern California.On September 22, thousands of volunteers will show their appreciation for our America’s public lands by volunteering in National Public Lands Day activities. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of...

The Ferguson Fire Continues To Engulf The Sierra and Endanger Firefighters and Local Residents. Updated Road Closures

Additional Road Closures for the Ferguson Fire in Yosemite National Park include the West HWY 120  Crane Flat region Awahanee, CA, August 2, 2018 – On Sunday, July 29, 2018, Brian Hughes, 33, Captain of the Arrowhead Interagency Hotshots lost his life battling the Ferguson Fire on the Sierra National Forest. An official memorial website has been established in honor of Captain Hughes. There, the public can learn about him, upcoming memorial services, and where to send condolence letters or contributions. The site also includes a section for visitor-submitted memories and condolences. more… The Ferguson Fire now in its 21th day, started July 13 on the Sierra National Forest and is managed under unified command between the United States Forest Service, California Interagency Incident Management Team 4, CALFIRE and the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. The fire is now 68,610 acres with 39% containment and 3,344 personnel that are currently engaged on the fire which includes 145 engines, 45 water tenders, 14 helicopters, 88 crews, 5 masticators and 49 dozers. There have been 2 fatalities and 11 injuries to date. 10 structures have been destroyed. Firefighters worked throughout the night to contain a couple spot fires outside of Wawona as they made progress toward full suppression of the Ferguson Fire. The high-pressure system above the fire is weakening which will result in warmer and drier conditions. With lower winds speeds and the inversion layer...

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...

Lassen Volcanic to Waive Entrance Fee to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of National Public Lands Day

MINERAL, CA – All National Park Service sites, including Lassen Volcanic National Park, will offer free admission to visitors on September 22 for National Public Lands Day. “I encourage everyone to take advantage of this fee free day to explore and discover the beauty and recreational opportunities that Lassen Volcanic National Park has to offer,” said Superintendent Jim Richardson. “There is much for the public to experience and enjoy in the parklands and forests of northern California.On September 22, thousands of volunteers will show their appreciation for our America’s public lands by volunteering in National Public Lands Day activities. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of...

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EnerPlex 1200 Power Center by Sierra Wave The Perfect Lightweight Companion For Every Roadtrip Adventure

The New EnerPlex 1200 Provides Needed Power Supply for Camera and Drone Batteries on Road Trip Adventures Sierra Rec Magazine- Product Review – August 2018 – The bigger the adventure the bigger the needs or desire for more conveniences and an increased need for alternative power solutions. We are honored to introduce to you the EnerPlex 1200 Power center today by Sierra Wave. Sierra Wave is a brand by Aervoe Industries in Gardnerville Nevada. The  EnerPlex 1200 is their newest in a line of alternative power source solutions that are designed for the outdoor and emergency prepared consumer. The...

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Yosemite Valley to Reopen to Visitors on Tuesday, August 14th, at 9:00 a.m.

The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias to reopen on Monday, August 13th Yosemite National Park is pleased to announce that Yosemite Valley will reopen to visitors on Tuesday, August 14th, at 9:00 a.m. Yosemite Valley has been closed to visitors since Wednesday, July 25th, due to impacts from the Ferguson Fire. Visitors can access Yosemite Valley from the El Portal Road (Highway 140), the Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120), or the Tioga Road (Highway 120).  The Wawona Road (Highway 41) will remain closed from Wawona to Yosemite Valley for at least another week due to ongoing fire activity...

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The Ferguson Fire Continues To Engulf The Sierra and Endanger Firefighters and Local Residents. Updated Road Closures

Additional Road Closures for the Ferguson Fire in Yosemite National Park include the West HWY 120  Crane Flat region Awahanee, CA, August 2, 2018 – On Sunday, July 29, 2018, Brian Hughes, 33, Captain of the Arrowhead Interagency Hotshots lost his life battling the Ferguson Fire on the Sierra National Forest. An official memorial website has been established in honor of Captain Hughes. There, the public can learn about him, upcoming memorial services, and where to send condolence letters or contributions. The site also includes a section for visitor-submitted memories and condolences. more… The Ferguson Fire now in its 21th day, started July 13 on the Sierra National Forest and is managed under unified command between the United States Forest Service, California Interagency Incident Management Team 4, CALFIRE and the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. The fire is now 68,610 acres with 39% containment and 3,344 personnel that are currently engaged on the fire which includes 145 engines, 45 water tenders, 14 helicopters, 88 crews, 5 masticators and 49 dozers. There have been 2 fatalities and 11 injuries to date. 10 structures have been destroyed. Firefighters worked throughout the night to contain a couple spot fires outside of Wawona as they made progress toward full suppression of the Ferguson Fire. The high-pressure system above the fire is weakening which will result in warmer and drier conditions. With lower winds speeds and the inversion layer...

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Yosemite Valley and Other Areas Will Remain Closed through Sunday, August 5

Yosemite National Park Announces Yosemite Valley and Other Areas Will Remain Closed through Sunday, August 5, 2018 Due to Continued Unhealthy Smoke Impacts and Active Firefighting Operations Conditions and closures to be assessed over the weekend Sierra REc Magazine – August 2, 2018 – Yosemite National Park announces Yosemite Valley, Wawona Road, the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, the Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias, Hetch Hetchy, and other areas will remain closed to all visitors through Sunday, August 5, 2018 due to continued unhealthy smoke impacts and ongoing firefighting operations. The park will continue to assess conditions and reevaluate...

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Mariposa Grove Reopening – A Celebration Of Partnership, Vision And Passion

Yosemite National Park and Yosemite Conservancy Celebrate the Reopening of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias After the Largest Restoration Project in Park History Sierra Rec Magazine -Yosemite National Park- June 2018 – Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Conservancy and public officials this month dedicated the newly restored Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias following a landmark project to protect the ancient trees and reestablish the area’s natural serenity. “As the largest protection, restoration and improvement project in park history, this milestone reflects the unbridled passion so many people have to care for Yosemite so that future generations can experience majestic places like...

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Yosemite National Park Offers Electronic Park Entrance Passes Beginning on June 21, 2018

YourPassNow offers visitors new digital access to America’s public lands Sierra Rec Magazine – Yosemite National Park, June 2018 – Yosemite National Park announces the opportunity for park visitors to purchase their park entrance passes electronically through YourPassNow beginning on Thursday, June 21, 2018. Once visitors purchase and save their digital pass to their cell phone, or print and bring their purchased pass with them, Rangers will scan their pass at the entrance station. This convenient new service will give visitors the choice of purchasing a park pass in advance, or purchasing a pass in person at the park entrance station. This option...

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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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Reach Higher Trail Challenge Kick-off At Lassen Volcanic National Park June 9th

Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day, June 9 and celebrate Early Season Conditions At Lassen Volcanic National Park  Sierra Rec Magazine ~ June 7, 2018 –  Chester Ca – Participate in the Lassen Volcanic National Park Reach Higher Trail Challenge and earn a commemorative bandana. Saturday, June 9, Lassen Volcanic celebrates National Get Outdoors Day with the annual Reach Higher Trail Challenge kick-off. “This year’s challenge celebrates the 50th anniversary of our National Trails System,” says Superintendent Jim Richardson. “We invite visitors to explore one of seven National Trails in, or adjacent to, the park.” Lassen contains all three types of National...

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The Opening Of The Mariposa Grove In Yosemite National Park Will Demand Traffic Controls

Yosemite National Park Announces Bus Parking Reservations for the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias Reservations will be available May 15, 2018 on Recreation.gov  Yosemite National Park announces that parking reservations will be required for all buses over 20 feet in length, including commercial tour buses, non-commercial buses, and mini-buses, to park and visit the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. The Mariposa Grove will reopen to the public on Friday, June 15, 2018.  Bus reservations will be available beginning at 7:00 am PDTon Tuesday, May 15, 2018 on Recreation.gov for the summer and fall seasons from June 15, 2018 through November 30, 2018. Four parking spaces for buses will be available for buses over 20 feet in length at the Reserved Bus Parking Area when the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias reopens to the public. This Reserved Bus Parking Area is located across from the existing South Entrance restroom (on the upper side of the Mariposa Grove Road). Bus parking reservations will cost $1.50 and will be non-refundable. Companies, organizations, and individuals will be able to book a maximum of 2 bus reservations per day. A maximum of 6 bus reservations may be booked within a single logon session. Reservations are for 3-hour blocks. Operators cannot exceed the 3-hour parking limit. Reservations will be available daily during the summer within the following 3-Hour time blocks: 8:00 am -11:00 am 8:30 am -11:30 am 9:00 am -12:00 pm  9:30 am...

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