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Category: Route 120

An Epic Adventure Awaits in The 20 Lakes Basin Of The Hoover Wilderness

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn Crystal Clear Waters Combined With High Alpine Peaks That Will Stop You In Your Tracks Sierra Rec Magazine Adventure Review – September 2017 –  Visiting and Exploring 20 Lakes Basin was so much more than I had expected. Have you ever heard a review of a location and it just didn’t do it for you, so you decide to skip, only later to find out that it as way better than initially thought?  Well, the 20 Lakes Basin off Tioga Pass in the Hoover Wilderness was just that to me and couple friends looking to explore...

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High Sierra Passes and Popular Recreational Areas Starting to Open For Summer 2017- Latest Updates

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn Inyo National Forest Opens Lakes Basin Road Wednesday Here Are The Most Recent Update For Popular Sierra Passes and Scenic Byways Sierra Rec Magazine, Eastern Sierra News – June 22, 2017-  Almost on cue with the Summer solstice in 2017 road crews and county agencies have started to get the upper hand on the 2017 snowpack and access to some of our favorite passes and recreational areas.  Yesterday Inyo National Forest announced the opening of Lakes Basin Road for the 2017 season and Last weekend Sonora Pass gates opened for visitors on the eastern side of the mountain....

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Yosemite National Park Expects Busy 4th of July Weekend

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn Yosemite National Park anticipates a very busy Fourth of July weekend and visitors are urged to arrive at the park very early to avoid potential traffic congestion and difficulties with parking. Visitors should plan on arriving at the park entrances by 9:00 a.m. each day. Parking in Yosemite Valley is expected to be especially challenging and visitors should plan accordingly. Based on past holiday weekends, visitors arriving during peak hours have been delayed for up to two hours in east Yosemite Valley. The park has added approximately 300 new parking spaces west of Yosemite...

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Walker Fire Closes Tioga Pass and Forces Evacuation of Multiple Campgrounds

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn Lee Vining Ca, – Aug 16 2015 – As of last evening the Inyo National forest released these details on the growing Walker Fire North of Walker Lake and Lee Vining. The Walker Fire, located north of Walker Lake, is estimated to be 1,200 acres and with no containment at this time.  The fire is being managed in unified Command with Mono County. Walker Lake is located northwest of June Lake, on the north end of the June Lake Loop. The fire was very active today. Fire behavior was slope and wind-driven, growing to...

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Yosemite National Park anticipates a very busy Fourth of July

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn Mariposa Grove Closure and Badger Pass-Glacier Point Shuttle to be implemented after weekend Yosemite National Park, CA – Yosemite National Park anticipates a very busy Fourth of July weekend and visitors are urged to arrive at the park very early to avoid potential traffic congestion and difficulties with parking. Visitors should plan on arriving at the park entrances by 9:00 a.m. each day. Parking in Yosemite Valley is expected to be especially challenging and visitors should plan accordingly. Based on past holiday weekends, visitors arriving during peak hours have been delayed for up to...

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Tioga Pass and Hwy 120 Through Yosemite National Park opens Monday May 4, 2105

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn Early season Access  to Yosemite’s Eastside Yosemite National Park – Monday May 4, 2015 , will mark the opening of Tioga Pass, HWY 120 & the east side gates at Yosemite National Park this year. Access to Tuolumne Meadows, Tenaya Lake, The Cathedral Peak Range and more, is an early season gift because of the light snowpack form this winter on HWY . Sierra Rec was in Yosemite Valley for a hike to Nevada Fall & Vernal Falls on The Mist Trail two weeks ago and we can tell the weather falls in Yosemite...

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10 Yosemite Hikes within 3-hours of Carson City

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn Best Yosemite National Park Hikes off HWY 120 from Hwy 395 Yosemite National Park – East Entrance – Traveling from the East side of Yosemite National Park is only available seasonally. However when it is open the Eastern Sierra Communities have tremendous access to some of Yosemite National Parks best day hiking experiences. Sierra Rec, in the Summer of 2014 explored this eastern edge of Yosemite National Park, looking for the best day hike opportunities for people traveling from the Carson City / Reno region. The idea being that a family or individual could leave...

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Yosemite National Park Announces 10 centennial signature projects for 2015

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn Yosemite National Park Selects Ten Signature Anniversary Projects On August 25, 2016,  Yosemite National Park will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS). Yosemite has selected ten centennial signature projects that are designed to enhance the visitor experience, restore critical ecological and wildlife habitats, and connect with the next generation of park stewards. The projects will be completed over the next several years and will be combined with other anniversary celebrations in which visitors can take part in. The Centennial will commence a second century of stewardship of America’s national parks...

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