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Finding hope in a changed world

After driving all day, I arrived at the Pumice Palace in Lee Vining just after sunset, and no one was home … in June 1995 … and in September 2021. In 1995, I was starting my summer internship with the…

State Water Board announces Order 2021-0086

The California State Water Resources Control Board has put out their official announcement of Order WR 2021-0086 EXEC. State Water Board approves new stream restoration measures for Mono Lake Basin New instream flow levels will benefit fish and wildlife SACRAMENTO…

Mono Basin fall color update

The fall colors keep getting better and better! The Tioga Pass area and Conway Summit are at their peak color now—visit in the next few days to enjoy these spectacular spots. Lundy Canyon is looking beautiful, with green leaves closer…

Mono Basin campgrounds closing for the season soon

As fall sets in, the campgrounds in the Mono Basin begin to close for the season. Campgrounds open, with estimated closing dates: Lundy Canyon (closing November 15) Aspen (no water after October 3) Lower Lee Vining (closing November 8) Big…

Inyo National Forest has reopened

The Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region, which includes the Inyo National Forest, has announced that it will reopen most forests on Thursday, September 16. On Thursday, all lands, trails, and roads will open on the Inyo, including South Tufa and…

Results are in for the 40th annual Tioga Pass Run

September 12th began much like any other Sunday. The sun rose from the east, casting its light over Mono Lake and the town of Lee Vining. Birds sang their melodious tunes from the tree tops, and a pleasant breeze blew,…