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Thunderstorms keeping Lone Pine Campground and Whitney Portal Road Closed

7pm: Due to the threat of thunderstorms over the next few days, the Inyo National Forest, in consultation with the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, will keep the Lone Pine Campground and Whitney Portal Road closed. According to the National Weather Service, thunderstorms are predicted beginning Monday afternoon through Thursday with an increasing chance of heavier […]

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Inyo Creek Fire Update for June 27, 2021

Here’s the latest Information on the Inyo Creek Fire for June 27, 2021 @7:00pm Steady progress being made toward containment jumping from 35% to 50% to now 70% in over the past three days. Evacuation orders still in effect for most residents affect by fire fighting efforts. Incident Start Date: 06/19/2021 Cause: Lightning Size: 647 […]

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Whitney Portal Road spring re-opening may be delayed

Interagency press release Substantial snowfall from an atmospheric river event in mid-January has led to a major rock fall on Whitney Portal Road, causing significant damage to an approximately 100-foot stretch of road. This damage may delay the re-opening of the road this spring. Initial assessments by Inyo County, Cal Trans, and Inyo National Forest […]

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Update: Lone Pine Fire

Good news! Everything is re-opened this morning after the Lone Pine Fire  including the Whitney Portal Rd., Hogback Rd, the Whitney Portal campgrounds, the Whitney Portal Store, residences near Whitney Portal, and the Lone Pine Campground. Permits for Mt. Whitney, Meysan Lakes, and North Fork are being issued today. Cal Fire reports the fire is 30 […]

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