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In the John Muir Wilderness, Kearsarge Pass trail, Kammi Foote and Chuck Levin run into Carma Roper and her faithful dog Rex.

Wilderness Civics Effort for ‘thru-hikers’

Submitted by Kammi Foote, Inyo County Registrar of Voters INDEPENDENCE, CA – Every year hundreds of thousands of people embark on extended hiking expeditions; consequently they are often in the wilderness during election season. Long distance hikers, called “thru-hikers”, travel on the popular Appalachian Trail (AT), Continental Divide Trail (CDT) and among Inyo County California […]

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Whitney Portal Road Reconstruction information

US Forest Service press release The Whitney Portal Road Reconstruction is planned for the 2016 season under a funding request from Inyo County. The road will be re-paved and needs significant repairs for safety. The project begins just west of Lone Pine and ends just east of Whitney Portal. Whitney Portal is the most popular […]

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More aid from Mono County Search and Rescue

– Press release from the Mono County Sheriff’s Office: On the evening of Saturday, July 20, 2013, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received an emergency call from a SPOT satellite device warning of an ill and/or injured hiker on the John Muir Trail. The Mono County Sheriff Search and Rescue (SAR) team was dispatched to the […]

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Mono SAR helps hikers

The Mono County Sheriff Search and Rescue (SAR) Team responded on August 7, 2011, to a request for aid to hikers unable to cross Convict Creek.  A father was hiking out of the back country with his two teenage children when they became stranded at the trail crossing of Convict Creek due to deep and […]

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