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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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Bear Valley Host FREE Backcountry Film Festival

Winter Wildlands Alliance’s Backcountry Film Festival is coming to Bear Valley on Saturady, January 21st! Join us for a series of winter sports films and a short avalanche safety presentation hosted by the Nickolay Dodov Foundation. Admission is FREE, though donations are appreciated and go directly to the Nickolay Dodov Foundation. Doors open at 6 PM and films begin at 7 PM. We hope to see you at the Cathedral Lounge in the Bear Valley Lodge for this special event! Short Films include: The Lost Sierra ,  Ak Girls Way, and  Season on the Brink . Eleven Films all together to...

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When We Lose An Iconic National Treasure – Tragic Loss at Calaveras State Park

Heavy Rains Topple Iconic Pioneer Cabin Tree at Calaveras Big Trees State Park You know I often just repost a lot of the public service announcements from the Forest Service or our National parks.   But today I find myself a little mournful of a treasure I will never get to visit. I live only about 2.5 hours from Calaveras State Park. I have written about the trails and the park based on others that have gone before me. I have driven by the park a couple times, on my way to Yosemite National Park (or Back) and yet...

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FB Live – Sierra Snow and Recreation Report January 10, 2017

Updates From around the Sierra: This Sierra Storm system is not done yet, however it has already left its mark on what is going to be a great winter recreation season. Today’s Facebook Live Video we give you a run-down of all the latest Snow totals, closures for the Sierra from Mammoth mountain to the South up to Lassen Volcanic National Park in the North. Crazy Snow Totals in Lake Tahoe and Mammoth.     Send us your reports, images or questions on Reecreation in the Sierra. Be safe and...

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What You Need to Know About The Death Ride Saturday

The Annual Death Ride in Alpine County will Run Saturday Closing Several Recreation Highways for Several Hours Alpine County Ca – June 9th, 2016 –  The Annual Death Ride, this iconic event is back again in Alpine County California this Saturday.  129 Miles, 5 Central Sierra Passes, and 15,000′ of climb await each rider taking on the Death Ride this year. Riders in the Death ride have trained, packed and are all set for the weekend. Their course is set! This year’s ride returns riders to our infamous five pass course including: • Monitor Pass (Highway 89) 8,314 feet • Ebbetts...

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The Dogwoods are Blooming at Calaveras Big Tree State Park

Arnold Ca, May 2016 –  Calaveras Big Tree State Park in Arnold CA, off HWY 4  is a great place to visit year round.  However, the spring brings about a delicate beauty that is worth the visit. If your looking for the a nice Mother’s Day  location to get out and explore this weekend, you might consider a trip to Calaveras County and the Big Tree State Park. The Dogwoods are blooming, the North and South Grove are open for visitors. On Saturdays at 1:00pm the park offers a guided hike through the North Grove area of the park.  Come enjoy...

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Bear Valley Derby a Great Labor Day Family Event In The Sierra

Bear Valley to Host 7th Annual Derby and Country Faire Bear Valley, CA: Enjoy spectacular Bear Valley in scenic Alpine County on September 5th for the Seventh Annual Bear Valley Derby and Country Faire. This event will feature the ever popular non-motorized car races powered only by gravity and the navigation skills of the driver. These fun-filled and spectator friendly races pits two cars in each heat racing side by side to add to the excitement. The Derby is open to aspiring racers of all ages. Racing starts at 10:00am. Cars are provided and all one needs to participate...

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