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).

See other parks in California.
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Forest Service 6 Inyo National Forest, Bishop Fire Department, CHP Bishop, Caltrans District 9, Lone Pine Fire, Mono County Sheriff's Office, and Big Pine Volunteer Fire Department.
The Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office, in coordination with the Inyo National Forest Mammoth Lakes Ranger District, approved the installation as part of the Groundwater Monitoring and Response Plan for the Casa Diablo IV Geothermal Development Project.
Caption: Having survived more than 4,000 years in what is now California's Inyo National Forest, ancient bristlecone pines remind us how our distant ancestors must have seen the stars every night.
But a dozen still have licenses to operate in the Eastern Sierra's Inyo National Forest.
We would enter together the Inyo National Forest, Inyo from a Native American word for "dwelling place of the Great Spirit.
Much of her territory is in the Owens Valley, where she made her home, between the Inyo National Forest and Death Valley.
Andy Selters writes for the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association with INYO NATIONAL FOREST (9738593052, $21.
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.
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.
Frogs and Fish in Inyo National Forest, California.