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Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn IMPROVED USER EXPERIENCE EXPECTED WITH PCT/TRT TAIL REROUTE NEAR ECHO SUMMIT Sierra Rec Magazine- December 7. 2017 – Tahoe Rim Trail / Lake Tahoe – Often when we think about our weekend adventures on the Tahoe Rim Trail we think of the amazing vista views of Lake Tahoe or maybe our favorite backcountry lake to fish or backpack into for an evening or two.  Most of us have never hiked the entire loop, but if you have ever hiked the portion near Echo Summit and Hwy 50 you know that the sound of the...

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Reds Meadow Valley Road Closed for the Season

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn The Reds Meadow Valley Road is closed for the 2016 season. The Inyo National Forest makes every effort to keep the Reds Meadow Valley Road open through October 15th.  After October 15th, the road remains open until natural conditions such as snow or ice warrants closure of the road. The road temporarily closed for a mudslide that occurred on October 16th but re-opened on October 21st to provided continued access to the valley and Devils Postpile National Monument into the late season. The road closed (temporarily) for the incoming storm last Friday and remained...

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New! Horseshoe Meadows Fire in South Sierra Closes Popular Campgrounds and Trailheads

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn Horseshoe Fire Grows to 110 Acres overnight  Lone Pine Ca, August 10, 2016 – Inyo National Forest  – The Horseshoe Fire started yesterday afternoon towards the top of the Horseshoe Meadow Road, just east of the developed recreation campgrounds, near Last Chance Meadow. It is estimated to be 110 acres and 10% contained. The fire grew rapidly, driven by terrain, wind, and dry conditions. However, the fire behavior moderated last night and crews were able to begin line construction around the fire. The warm, dry conditions and afternoon winds will be a concern for today....

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Following The PCT through the Central Sierra and Lake Tahoe

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn The Journey of Hammer and Corky through the Central Sierra on the PCT June 2016 The Central Sierra PCT, June 2016 – Sierra Rec is following a couple who have been on the PCT over the last month and have been sending out updates from the trail over the last week in the Central Sierra. We would like you to meet Hammer and Corky . Mike (Hammer) is a high school science teacher, a keen cyclist, a natty surfer and a marathon runner.  And Stef (Corky) is a marine scientist by training and shares Mikes running obsession. Corky...

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Inyo County has now opened the road to Whitney Portal – But Delays Should Still Be Expected

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn WHITNEY PORTAL ROAD CONSTRUCTION UPDATE The Inyo National Forest offered this update today on the Whitney Portal Road Access and Construction. The Whitney Portal is 13 miles west of Lone Pine, CA, at the end of Whitney Portal Road. It is in a heavily wooded canyon, with towering granite cliffs on either side. The area includes 3 campgrounds, a picnic area, fishing pond and a stream. Trails from Whitney Portal provide access to the John Muir Wilderness and Sequoia National Park. Updated April 14, 2016 Construction on Whitney Portal Road includes new pavement and drainage improvements...

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Whitney Portal Road Reconstruction Planned for 2016

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn Whitney Portal Road Reconstruction Planned for 2016 – Significant Impacts to Access, Parking The Whitney Portal Road Reconstruction is planned for the 2016 season under a funding request from Inyo County. The road will be re-paved and needs significant repairs for safety. The project begins just west of Lone Pine and ends just east of Whitney Portal. Whitney Portal is the most popular trailhead on the forest; with hikers applying, by lottery, to ascend the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States. Mt Whitney is also the southern terminus of the John Muir Trail (JMT)....

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Lassen Volcanic National Park launches two trail projects and finds the PCT buried in downed trees

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn Lassen Volcanic National Park Begins Work on Kings Creek Falls and Bumpass Hell Trails MINERAL, CA – As summer quickly approaches, Lassen Volcanic National Park is undertaking two major trails projects and wrapping up another. The Reach the Peak project is nearing an end with only small-scale projects left to finish this summer. “Our trail crew, with assistance from the California Conservation Corps, worked diligently for five seasons on the rehabilitation of the Lassen Peak Trail and it is my pleasure to reopen the trail this summer for visitors to enjoy,” stated Superintendent Steve...

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Three Great PCT Adventures Near Lake Tahoe

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn PCT Adventures for Tahoe Guests   Are you planning a visit to Lake Tahoe this summer? Seeking a Pacific Crest Trail Adventure in the Tahoe area that won’t break the bank or require you to quit your job and get really extreme? The PCT trail has obviously gained some popularity since the movie “Wild” showed in 2014.  And While most people can’t explore the entire PCT Trail, great adventure on the trail can be found in 1-4 day hiking experiences right her in the Sierra. Lake Tahoe is blessed with so many hiking experiences...

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