Monument Open Until October 31, Visitor Services Limited this Fall
Devils Postpile and the Reds Meadow Valley will be open until October 31, weather permitting. The shuttle bus is no longer running so visitors can drive their vehicles into the monument. Parking is limited and can be full on weekends, plan accordingly. More »
37-Foot Vehicle Length Restriction on the Devils Postpile Access Road
Devils Postpile has a limit of 37 feet for vehicles on the monument road. This may change during weather events, construction activities, vehicle congestion, or for safety reasons. Call or email for more information. More »
NWS Meteorologist Rhett Milne to Present About the November Forest Blowdown Event
Contact: Maureen Finnerty, 760-924-5505
Devils Postpile National Monument and the Inyo National Forest are pleased to host National Weather Service meteorologist Rhett Milne for a presentation on June 11, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mammoth Welcome Center Auditorium. The presentation will cover November 30, 2011 forest blowdown event that affected large sections of the San Joaquin River Watershed from Tuolumne Meadows to Mt. Whitney and knocked down thousands of trees in the area.
The presentation will last about an hour and will look at the science of predicting those types of wind events, what happened from a meteorological perspective, and why this storm was so unusual in this part of the Sierra. It will be followed by a short question and answer session.
Did You Know?
In the fall of 2005, a new meteorological (met) station was installed in Soda Springs Meadow at Devils Postpile. It joins a network of other weather stations throughout the Sierra Nevada that provide important data to climate research and the management of California's hyrdologic resources. More...