Devils Postpile National Monument

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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Devils Postpile National Monument

Address:PO Box 3999
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93545

Phone:760-934-2289
Fax:760-934-2289
Web: www.nps.gov/depo/
Size: 798 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on July 6, 1911; transferred from Forest Service on August 10, 1933.
Location:In east-central California, between Yosemite and Kings Canyon/Sequoia national parks. Drive 10 miles west from US 395 on SR 203 to Minaret Summit and then 7 miles on mountain road.
Facilities:Campgrounds, picnic area, ranger station (é).
Activities:Camping, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, interpretive programs.
Special Features:The formation of Devils Postpile was the result of hot lava cooling and cracking to form basalt columns 40 to 60 feet high, resembling a giant pipe organ. The monument also includes the 101-foot Rainbow Falls of the San Joaquin River, and sections of the 211-mile John Muir Trail (linking Yosemite and Kings Canyon national parks) and the 2,638-mile Pacific Crest Trail (spanning the Cascade and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges, from Canada to Mexico).

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Devils Postpile is a bustling tourist attraction, but shortly after Labor Day, the mandatory shuttle bus quits for the season.
The entrance at the Wentworth Springs is considered the original gateway to the trail which opens to the first obstacle called the Devils Postpile.
Devils Postpile National Monument, California Staff from this national park and their partners will travel with 20-30 Paiute youth from their high desert home to Channel Islands National Park, an uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean.
Yosemite: Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Devils Postpile & Carrizo Plain" is an eye-opening portrait of Yosemite National Park, land of gigantic, near-immortal trees, the 60-foot columnar basalt formations of Devils Postpile National Monument, and the National Monument of Carrizo Plain where one can see surface fractures of the San Andreas Fault.
These are called jointed basalt columns, and they can be found on every continent except Antarctica, with Giant's Causeway in Ireland and Devils Postpile in California as two of the most famous examples.
The Devils Postpile in Yosemite, California, is a columnar-basalt formation.
Brown has included hikes that are well-known to anyone who has spent time in places such as Yosemite (Cathedral Lakes, Tenaya lake, Yosemite Falls, Vernal Falls) or lesser-known sites such as Devils Postpile and Pinnacles National monuments.
Devils Postpile National Monument/Red's Meadow - The road leading to these two scenic areas is tentatively scheduled to open June 24, with the shuttle bus scheduled to begin operations June 25.
19 DEVILS POSTPILE NATIONAL MONUMENT Geology meets geometry in a massive rock formation of hexagonal columns formed by an ancient lava flow.
The resort - situated just west of Mammoth Lakes and adjacent to Devils Postpile National Monument - opened in 1934; Tanner took charge in 1960, and has been a fixture in the Eastern Sierra every since.
In addition, it will bring to Mammoth a new group of travelers who may have never considered visiting the area due to the long drive as well as provide more convenient access to the nearby Yosemite National Park and Devils Postpile National Monument, two attractions that were previously not within easy reach.