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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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Snowshoeing Off HWY 88 ~ What a View

Mudd Lake Recreational Area Snowshoeing Adventure New Years Day 2017, a beautiful bluebird ski and great temperatures before the next storm rolls into the Sierra.  Time to strap on the snowshoes with my oldest son Brandon and try out a new area in the Sierra. The Silver Lake region on HWY 88 is one of my favorite summer lakes to explore. Yet I have never made it up to the Mudd Lake or Tragedy Springs area to explore. Not knowing what the snow conditions were like past Kirkwood resort, I didn’t actually have a destination in mind to snowshoe for the day, after...

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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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Amgen Tour of California Returns to Lake Tahoe

Premier Men and Women Cyclists Return To Lake Tahoe in Eleventh Annual Amgen Tour Event South Lake Tahoe Ca – May 11,2016 –  The 2016 Amgen Tour of California kicks off this weekend (May 15-22, 2016) in San Diego California, with the Men event set to head North and visit South Lake Tahoe on May 19th. Stage 5 of  the Men’s Event  and Stage 1 of the Women’s Event will Feature Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Mountain Range. The Women’s Event will start in Lake Tahoe on the 19th, making Lake Tahoe the place to be for cycle enthusiasts. has published...

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Alta Alpina Challenge an event for all levels of cyclists – Update

Carson Valley NV,  June 22, 2015 – This Saturday June 27th the Alta Alpina Challenge will kick off its annual cycling challenge ” Riding the Wild Sierra”. Cyclist of all ages and levels will set out to conquer some of the best road course climbs in the United States. However with this weeks break out of the Washington fire, questions have risen regarding the availability of parts of the course. As of Monday June 22, officials from Alta Alpina remain optimistic ,after speaking with authorities, that the ride will be able take place as scheduled and that weather patterns should...

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