Devils Postpile National Monument is Open for the Season
Devils Postpile is open for the 2014 season. The ranger station will be open daily from 9am-5pm. The Devils Postpile campground is open. Ranger walks to Devils Postpile occur daily at 11 am. 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?
After the Rainbow Fire in 1992, many of the trees died. The hollows of these trees and logs are now home to sleeping bears in the winter, pine martens, and many species of birds.