Inyo National Forest


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Inyo National Forest

Address:351 Pacu Ln, Suite 200
Bishop, CA 93514

Phone:760-873-2400
Fax:760-873-2458
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r5/inyo
Size: 2,000,000 acres.
Location:Extends 165 miles along the California and Nevada border between Ridgecrest and Reno. Accessible by US 6 and 395; CA 168. Nearby cities/towns include Bishop and Mammoth Lakes.
Facilities:4 visitors' centers, 16 resorts with cabins (concession operated), 71 campgrounds, 16 group camps, equestrian camps, hike-in camps, dispersed camping, picnic sites, trails, 2 alpine ski areas, 33 interpretive sites of historical or natural interest, 400 lakes.
Activities:Camping, fishing, boating, swimming, water-skiing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling, sledding, ice skating.
Special Features:Mono Lake, a 60-square-mile lake 2.5 times as salty as seawater, estimated to be more than 700,000 years old; Mono Basin National Scenic Area, an area of unusual geological formations known as tufa; Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, world's oldest known living trees, some of which are more than 40 centuries old; Alabama Hills, a favorite location for Hollywood westerns, featuring unusual rock formations with Mount Whitney, California's highest peak (14,496 feet), in the background. Portions of John Muir Trail and Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (see entry in national trails section) pass through the forest. Nearby are Sequoia National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, and Devil's Postpile National Monument (see separate entries in national parks section).

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Madera County Sheriff John Anderson said the wrecked plane was found in the Inyo National Forest near Mammoth Lakes.
A hiker said he found three identification cards with Mr Fossett's name and about EUR1,000 in cash tangled in a bush just west of the town of Mammoth Lakes, in Inyo National Forest, on Monday.
Meanwhile, California National Guard troops were scheduled to head to the rugged spot in the Inyo National Forest where searchers located the wreckage of the singleengine plane Fossett was flying when he disappeared more than a year ago.
Andy Selters writes for the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association with INYO NATIONAL FOREST (9738593052, $21.
We would enter together the Inyo National Forest, Inyo from a Native American word for "dwelling place of the Great Spirit.
Hopeful hikers have one month to get their requests in to California's Inyo National Forest, which devised the lottery to minimize the impact thousands of annual visitors have on the trail and surrounding terrain.
According to Cutts, "the cemetery straddles the boundary of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Inyo National Forest Lands .
NPCA, the Natural Resources Defense Council, The Wilderness Society, the Friends of Inyo National Forest, and the Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Foundation recently petitioned the U.
Nobody could understand why trees were dying in California's Inyo National Forest.
Eliminating grazing would be the quickest route to restoration, but the area can also recover amid grazing, said Del Hubbs, a range conservationist at Inyo National Forest.
The ancient conifer (plant that reproduces by making cones) dwells in California's Inyo National Forest, almost 3.