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Public Safety Announcement Dangerous Blue-Green Algae Toxins Detected in Multiple Alpine County Lakes

Lake Users Advised to avoid Water Contact at Red Lake and Indian Creek Reservoir The Alpine County Health Department has been working with The Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (Red Lake), South Tahoe Public Utility District (Indian Creek Reservoir), and the Alpine Watershed Group (AWG) in determining that [...]

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Hiking Lyell Canyon And The JMT Out Of Tuolumne Meadows

Yosemite National Park - I recently posted a list of the top 10 Day hikes off Tioga Pass and in reviewing that list I realized I had never hiked one of the most famed sections of trail in the Upper East Yosemite corridor, Lyell Canyon and the John Muir Trail (JMT) section to Donahue Pass. [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Reds Meadow Valley Road Closed for the Season

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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Whitney Portal Road Reconstruction Planned for 2016

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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Three Great PCT Adventures Near Lake Tahoe

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 [...]

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Desolation Wilderness Wildfire Avoidable

Wildfire in Desolation Wilderness started by illegal campfire South Lake Tahoe, Calif. - The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is asking the public to be aware of fire danger and campfire regulations. A wildfire started Tuesday, March 31, 2015, from an illegal campfire at Granite Lake in the Desolation Wilderness. Forest Service [...]

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Best Places to Hike the PCT in Central Sierra Mountains

PCT Segment Hikes near Lake Tahoe Exploring the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) is bound to become even more popular as the general public falls in love with the ideas and scenes in the New movie " Wild". For many who call Sierra's home the PCT trail is still something of a myth/ legend. So close [...]

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Backpacking the PCT across Desolation Wilderness

Summer Backpacking near Lake Tahoe has many options, however the opportunity to backpack on the PCT into desolation Wilderness is by far the most sought after experience for hikers in the Central Sierra yearly. Backpacking into Desolation Wilderness provides visitors and locals alike a simple well earned separation from the bulk of the crowds and [...]

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