Devils Postpile National Monument Road Closed for the Season
The road to Devils Postpile has been closed for the season. This will be updated as soon as a 2014 opening date has been announced.
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?
Devils Postpile is one of the finest examples of columnar basalt in the world. Approximately 55% of the formation's columns are six-sided. More...