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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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Yosemite National Park Expects Busy 4th of July Weekend

Yosemite National Park anticipates a very busy Fourth of July weekend and visitors are urged to arrive at the park very early to avoid potential traffic congestion and difficulties with parking. Visitors should plan on arriving at the park entrances by 9:00 a.m. each day. Parking in Yosemite Valley is expected to be especially challenging and visitors should plan accordingly. Based on past holiday weekends, visitors arriving during peak hours have been delayed for up to two hours in east Yosemite Valley. The park has added approximately 300 new parking spaces west of Yosemite Lodge. However, delays are still...

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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 being managed in unified Command with Mono County. Walker Lake is located northwest of June Lake, on the north end of the June Lake Loop. The fire was very active today. Fire behavior was slope and wind-driven, growing to the north and east. The...

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Yosemite National Park anticipates a very busy Fourth of July

Mariposa Grove Closure and Badger Pass-Glacier Point Shuttle to be implemented after weekend Yosemite National Park, CA – Yosemite National Park anticipates a very busy Fourth of July weekend and visitors are urged to arrive at the park very early to avoid potential traffic congestion and difficulties with parking. Visitors should plan on arriving at the park entrances by 9:00 a.m. each day. Parking in Yosemite Valley is expected to be especially challenging and visitors should plan accordingly. Based on past holiday weekends, visitors arriving during peak hours have been delayed for up to two hours in east Yosemite...

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Tioga Pass and Hwy 120 Through Yosemite National Park opens Monday May 4, 2105

Early season Access  to Yosemite’s Eastside Yosemite National Park – Monday May 4, 2015 , will mark the opening of Tioga Pass, HWY 120 & the east side gates at Yosemite National Park this year. Access to Tuolumne Meadows, Tenaya Lake, The Cathedral Peak Range and more, is an early season gift because of the light snowpack form this winter on HWY . Sierra Rec was in Yosemite Valley for a hike to Nevada Fall & Vernal Falls on The Mist Trail two weeks ago and we can tell the weather falls in Yosemite are great this time of...

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