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For the Love of Dogs | USFS uses rescue dogs to assist in Earthquake areas

It doesn’t take a whole lot of convincing that dogs are, in fact, “man’s (humankind’s) best friend.” The Inyo County Sheriff Facebook page shared some photos of the teams currently being sent into the earthquake rock-slide areas to assess the damage and safety of trails and campsites before allowing hikers, climbers and campers back into […]

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Whitney Portal Damage Assessments Underway | Area Closed Until Further Notice

Mt. Whitney area, (above Lone Pine), CA, June 25, 2020 – On June 24 at 10:40 am a 5.8 earthquake centered approximately 12 miles from Lone Pine, CA triggered several high-altitude rock-slides. The most significant slide occurred south of the main parking area at Whitney Portal. At this time, there are no reported injuries or […]

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Reds Meadow Road opening Friday, June 26

This description explains why Reds Meadow is a popular destination during the summer months:  With crystal-clear streams, sparkling lakes and majestic forests, Reds Meadow Valley is an ideal place to camp during the summer and enjoy fishing, hiking or riding a horse through this pristine setting. Located on the other side of Mammoth Mountain, there […]

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As of June 18 – State of Inyo Roads and Campgrounds: What’s Open? Closed?

With the July 4th weekend on the horizon, many travelers planning to go camping are still finding it hard to get information on which campgrounds are open, which are closed, and when will those still closed, be opened. (From USFS) More campgrounds are opening in the Lee Vining Canyon, Rock Creek, Bishop Creek, and Whitney […]

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State Issues Guidance for Campgrounds, Lodging and other Sectors for Inyo and Mono counties

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: For Mono County, Click Here or on Mono County logo: [SWM Note: Same release for both counties, however slightly different narrative results depending on where each county is in the Reopen in Stage 3 guidelines.] INYO COUNTY, CA, June 5, 2020:  The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has announced that new […]

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Inyo National Forest Enters Fire Restrictions

(News Release May 13, 2020 from U.S. Forest Service, Inyo National Forest) National Forest Enters Fire Restrictions Inyo National Forest is implementing fire restrictions effective on all Inyo National Forest lands. “We want to support a strong fire prevention program, limiting human-caused fires, to keep our firefighters healthy and ready for when we need them […]

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