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Volunteers Needed For US Forest Service Conservation Education Winter Programs

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn Volunteers Needed For The Ski With A Ranger  and Winter Trek Snowshoe Programs Starting in January SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is looking for volunteers to assist with our Winter Trek and Ski with a Ranger conservation education programs at Heavenly Mountain Resort from January through March 2018. Are you a college student looking for an internship this winter? Are you a retired school teacher who misses your students or providing education? Or maybe you simply love the outdoors and want to be involved in your community. The Winter...

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Burnside Lake via Charity Valley Trailhead East Near Grover’s Hot Springs

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn Discovering New Trail Experiences For the Family Sierra Rec Magazine – Trail Review by Tom Trelenberg –  This trailhead is accessed off of Hot Springs Road, approximately 3 miles out of Markleeville, CA, about a mile before reaching Grover’s Hot Springs.  The trailhead is outside the state park and adds about 20 minutes (one way) to the hike, but does avoid Grover’s day use fee if that is important to you.  The path to Grover’s is not overly difficult and my arrival at the trailhead inside the park was much quicker than I had...

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Tahoe Community Leaders Join Forces To Improve Taylor Creek Experience

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn US Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Unit Celebrates the Completion Of New Observation Deck Made Possible in Partnership With Local Leadership Sierra Rec Magazine ~ South Lake Tahoe , October 6, 2016 – The USFS Lake Tahoe Basin Unit celebrated with community leaders from around Lake Tahoe the grand opening of the Taylor Creek observation deck Thursday with a ribbon cutting and community Q&A from the new redwood deck. A project funded by community support which raised 25,000 and was donated /presented by Amy Berry of Tahoe Fund, Matt Levitt of Tahoe Blue Vodka...

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California State Parks Provides Tips on New Reservation System

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn ReserveCalifornia™ Goes Live August 1   Sierra Rec Magazine – NewUpdate : August 1, 2017 –  SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California State Parks is offering the public tips on how to access the Golden State’s new reservation system – ReserveCalifornia™. Starting next Tuesday, August 1, visitors to California’s state parks will have a new platform for booking camping and lodging sites, and tours. Using the new system will be easy to plan adventures within state parks since it is similar to booking hotels, airline tickets, and other comparable services. Supporting state park field operations and enhancing...

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The Reds Meadow and Devils Postpile Road Remain Closed To Vehicles, Bicyclists, and Pedestrians

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn The Reds Meadow Road Remains Closed No estimated date for opening   Sierra Rec Magazine- National Monument Updates – June 27, 2017 – Forest engineers are assessing storm damage to the Reds Meadow and Devils Postpile Road and there is no estimated opening date for the road at this time. Crews have only recently been able to get into the Reds Meadow Valley after plowing operations were completed. The Reds Meadow and Devils Postpile Road remain closed to vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians, and work is in progress to make necessary repairs. This road, which accesses...

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Lake Tahoe Prepares to Open for Summer Recreation ~ Opening Dates Announced

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn Forest Service announces spring 2017 recreation area opening dates   SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) will soon begin opening recreational facilities in the Lake Tahoe Basin.  Weather and snow conditions permitting, Inspiration Point will be the first site to open on April 15, 2017.  The Taylor Creek Visitor Center opens May 19, 2017, and will be staffed weekends only until Memorial Day weekend.  The Tallac Historic Site parking area opens May 1, 2017, and will be staffed beginning Saturday, May 27, 2017. “The Forest...

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New Reservation System Coming to California State Parks This Summer

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn New, Faster, Easier To Use Reservation System Is The Goal For California State Parks Reservations SACRAMENTO, Calif. March 17, 2017 – — Starting this August, Californians will make their state parks camping and tour reservations through a new, faster, easier to use reservation system that features more open access to data. ReserveCalifornia will go live for all parks on August 1. A variety of features will be phased in between then and March 1, 2018. Below is a breakdown of the features: Starting August 1, the new reservation system will provide more user-friendly and...

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

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn 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...

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