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Contact: Nancy Upham (Inyo National Forest), 760-873-2427
Contact: Maureen Finnerty, 760-934-2289
The US Forest Service, National Park Service and several partners have been working worked together to remove fallen trees, hazards and debris and make repairs to infrastructure damaged in the November 30 wind event that toppled tens of thousands of trees in the Reds Meadow Valley and surrounding area, and throughout the Inyo National Forest.
The Reds Meadow Valley Road is scheduled to open on Friday June 29, providing public access to Devils Postpile National Monument, Rainbow Falls, Reds Meadow Resort and recreation sites, trailheads and campgrounds in the Reds Meadow Valley.
The Forest Service, Park Service, Eastern Sierra Transit Authority, Town of Mammoth Lakes, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area and many other partners who have contributed to clean-up and repair efforts will hold a ceremony at the top of the Reds Meadow Valley Road to celebrate the safe and successful opening of the road and area recreation destinations. The public is invited to join the short ceremony that will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. on Friday June 29. Those attending the ceremony can park at the nearby Mountain View trailhead or in the helicopter landing pad adjacent to the Minaret Vista.
The Eastern Sierra Transit Authority will have on display one of the twelve new buses recently purchased with Federal Highway grants that will be servicing the Reds Meadow Valley and the Eastern Sierra for many years to come. The "maiden voyage" of the new bus fleet into the Valley will depart from the Mammoth Adventure Center at 8:45 a.m. Friday morning.
For more information, please call the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center at (760) 924-5500 or visit the Mammoth Welcome Center at 2510 Hwy 203 next to the Mammoth Ranger Station. For more information about Devils Postpile National Monument, please call 760-934-2289.