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Category: Route 108 – Sonora

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

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. The High Sierra Passes are...

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Three Days in the Hoover Wilderness- A great beginners backpack trip out of Leavitt Meadow

Hoover Wilderness Backpacking From Leavitt Meadow Sonora Pass – Leavitt Meadow Ca, – Sonora Pass is known for its rugged steep drive over the Sierra. The vista-view points, access to the PCT  and various backcountry lakes and hikes.  However, for a true experience of Sonora pass a backpacking trip into the Hoover Wilderness provides an excellent taste of the rugged beauty of this Sierra Mountain Region. A day hike or horseback ride into the Hoover Wilderness and several close lakes is also rewarding. The 3.5-mile hike from Leavitt Meadow to Lane Lake can be done in less than 2...

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Hire A Pack Guide Out Of Leavitt’s Meadow And Enjoy The Backcountry

Leavitt Meadow Pack Station Provides Quality Trip into Hoover Wilderness for Visitors and Guests Leavitt’s Meadow, Sonora Pass Ca –  So does hiking 12 miles round trip seems a bit excessive to you?  How about riding a horse and enjoying the backcountry all the same? Plus the Pack Horse can carry all you favorite items, fishing poles, tents, games, etc… Sound a little easier?  Well, of course. I run into people all the time asking me where to go and enjoy the Sierra, however often they don’t really want to hike 6, 10, 15 miles to see some of these...

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Temporarily closure of Pinecrest Lake boat ramp

Sonora, Calif., (May 10, 2016)…The boat ramp at Pinecrest Lake will be closed to the public due to required inspections and maintenance on Strawberry Dam on May 16 and 26.  Click to view map. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. divers will be performing work on the tower outlet gates of Strawberry Dam, which feeds Pinecrest Lake; this was last completed in 1996. The dive crews will use the boat ramp for mobilizing and demobilizing large barges which are necessary to support the inspections and maintenance. Additionally, the lake area (displayed in the attached photo) and trail located in the...

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Stanislaus National Forest Announces Pinecrest Lake Campgrounds Are Open

Pinecrest Lake Campgrounds Open for the First Weekend of Fishing Season. Great news! #PinecrestLake #campgrounds on #HWY108 is scheduled to open April 28 — StanislausForest (@Stanislaus_NF) April 22, 2016 Pinecrest Recreation Area is located at Pinecrest Lake, a 300-acre lake owned and operated by Pacific, Gas and Electric Company. It is located 30 miles east of Sonora on State Highway 108. The Recreation Area lies in a timbered setting at an elevation of 5,600 feet. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife regularly stocks Pinecrest Lake with rainbow trout. Groceries and other services are available at the...

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