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Major Rockfall On Whitney Portal Road Spring Re-opening May be Delayed

Spring Re-opening May be Delayed on Whitney Portal Road Bishop Ca, Feb 9, 2017 -  Substantial snowfall from an atmospheric river event in mid-January has led to a major rock fall on Whitney Portal Road, causing significant damage to an approximately 100-foot stretch of road. This damage may delay the re-opening of the road this [...]

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Memorial Day Weekend Bear Awareness Reminder for Campers and Visitors

Bears Are Very Active Currently in the Sierra Meaning Increased Importance to Practice Proper Food Storage While Camping and Visting Memorial Day Weekend LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev.  – With the busy summer season quickly approaching, agencies are asking residents and visitors to practice proper food storage and trash disposal when living in or visiting bear country. There are [...]

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Summer Preparation Begins For Popular Lake Basin and Reds Meadow Recreational Areas

Work to Begin to Open Lakes Basin and Reds Meadow Roads The Inyo National Forest, in cooperation with the Town of Mammoth Lakes and Cal Trans, is beginning work to open the Lakes Basin and Reds Meadow roads. These areas are popular recreation destination for visitors and locals alike and provides access to the Devils [...]

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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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23 Great High Sierra Hikes

23 Great High Sierra Trail Hikes Throughout the Sierra Sierra Trails, picturesque, challenging, and often unseen be the millions of visitors to the Sierra each year. The High Sierra Lakes and Trails are what dreams are made of if your like hiking in the back-country or discovering some of the most beautiful natural pools of [...]

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Inyo National Forest Offers Over Snow Vehicle Workshop February 23, 2016

Inyo National Forest Offers Over Snow Vehicle Workshop Mammoth Ca. February 2016,  - The Inyo National Forest is offering an Over Snow Vehicle (OSV) Workshop to hear ideas about the management of snowmobiles and winter recreation on the forest. The workshop will be on Tuesday, February 23, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the [...]

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Inyo National Forest Preps for Winter Conditions This Week

The Inyo National Forest is preparing for winter conditions. The forecast brings the possibility of snow in the upcoming days. As such, the forest may implement winter closures for roads that access the Reds Meadow Valley and Mammoth Lakes Basin areas of the Inyo National Forest. Overnight parking in the Reds Meadow Valley will be [...]

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Labor Day Weekend in the Sierra

Recreation overload happening in the Sierra Labor Day Weekend. Sierra Mountains - Labor Day Weekend, for some it is a time to relax and settle into the new fall season, high school football games, church schedules, last minute schools supplies shopping etc... But for others it is a huge three day weekend of recreation and [...]

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The Rough Fire – Extra Resources being Directed to Save Popular Christian Camp at Hume Lake

Popular Christian Camp at Hume Lake Evacuates final Camp of the Season due to increased threat from Rough Fire The Rough Fire is burning on the Sierra National Forest, the Sequoia National Forest and Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. Fire Managers are working in concert with these agencies to safely suppress the fire while insuring the safety of [...]

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Walker Fire Closes Tioga Pass and Forces Evacuation of Multiple Campgrounds

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 [...]

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Eagle Fire Update -Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest just west of Bridgeport, California

LIGHTNING-CAUSED EAGLE TWO FIRE GROWS TO 126 ACRES   Bridgeport, California; Aug. 13, 2015 (11 a.m.) – Interagency fire crews continue to work to contain a fire burning on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest just west of Bridgeport, California. Lightning, earlier in the week, caused the Eagle Two Fire. It is currently burning in timber and [...]

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Trail Closure Updates in Golden Trout Wilderness caused by growing Cabin Fire

Cabin fire Spreading and threatening communities outside of wilderness region SPRINGVILLE, California, August 13, 2015 – The Cabin Fire, burning in the Golden Trout Wilderness in Sequoia National Forest, has spread to 6,417 acres.  Fire will likely spread further into the burn scar of the 2011 Lion Fire, but should slow down as it reaches [...]

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Late Summer Round-up For Mammoth

Mammoth Ca - August 2015 - It is that time of year once again. Final Summer trips with the family, final summer parties with your friends, time for one last campout, one last summer adventure to the lake etc... Mammoth is popular destination in the Sierra, its diverse landscapes, great mountain lakes, challenging trials and [...]

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Kids Adventure Games Explodes onto the Mammoth Scene

Mammoth CA, -Registration is still open for the 2015 Kids Adventure Games™ (Kids A.G.) at Mammoth Mountain Resort, the country’s premier adventure race for children ages 6 -14. The race is part of the newly expanded eight-race series at ski resorts across the country, which originated in Vail five years ago. The race features teams of two navigating a mountain [...]

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks offer update Trip planning resources

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, CALIFORNIA – Are you planning a future trip to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks? If so, you will want to check recent updates to the “Plan Your Visit” section (link top left on webpage) of the parks’ website at www.nps.gov/seki. Pay Close Attention to Weather Before Your Visit. [...]

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Ready to Ride: Mammoth + Summit Bike Park Pass: One Pass, Two Mountains

New Mammoth + Summit Bike Park Pass: One Pass, Two Mountains Mammoth Ca - Mountain Bike Season kicks off May 8 at Snow Summit Mammoth Lakes, Calif​. – California’s first multi-destination bike park season pass has arrived. Providing unlimited, summer-long riding on some of the best lift accessed mountain biking terrain in California, the new [...]

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