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Loon Lake Campgrounds And Recreational Area Set To Open On Friday June 16.

A FAMILY FAVORITE FOR FISHING AND EXPLORING THE RUBICON OR DESOLATION WILDERNESS FINALLY OPENS FOR SEASON Sierra Rec Magazine – Eldorado National Forest, Loon Lake June 15, 2017 – We just got off the phone with the crew at Pacific Ranger District, and they are on schedule to open Loon Lake and the Loon Lake Campgrounds Friday for the Fathers Day weekend. Roads are clear all except one small area where traffic will be reduced to one lane. Location: 23 miles east of Placerville on Highway 50  (turn off is at the river crossing just east of fish springs...

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Taylor Creek Visitor Center hosts the 7th Lake Tahoe Bird Festival

7th Lake Tahoe Bird Festival Sunday, June 25th at Taylor Creek, Lake Tahoe   SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CALIF. — As part of the Wild Tahoe Weekend, the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) will host the seventh annual Lake Tahoe Bird Festival on Sunday, June 25, 2017. Located at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center, just three miles north of South Lake Tahoe on Highway 89, residents and visitors are invited to attend this free family event from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The event includes hourly...

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Plumas National Forest Announces Upgrades to Spanish Creek Campground

Spanish Creek Campground upgrades -group campsites, family campsites and parking-   QUINCY, Calif – June 15, 2017 – Spanish Creek Campground features new upgrades including three group and four family campsites plus additional parking. Five miles west of Quincy, CA along the scenic Feather River Byway (CA Hwy 70), the popular Plumas National Forest campground has grown in popularity since it re-opened in 2014 following the Spanish Creek bridge reconstruction. Accommodating up to 25 people, each group camp includes drinking water, bear proof storage lockers, lantern posts and picnic tables with paved parking. New group sites can be reserved...

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Exploring Authentic Nevada Via UTV In Reno

Experience A UTV Adventure In Reno UTV Adventure, Sierra Rec Magazine, Sparks NV,  I recently had the opportunity to do something new in my Rec lifestyle, UTV Riding in the Nevada desert. What a thrill ride! We hooked up with Rod Hall Drive out at Wild West Motorsports Park just east of  Sparks off Mustang Drive on a Sunday afternoon for a quick trip back into the hills behind Reno. Not only was this my first trip on a UTV but the first visit back into the mountains to the East since the huge winter we had in 2017. Now...

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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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