inyo Fire Restrictions Effective June 27, 2014 [feedly]
inyo Fire Restrictions Effective June 27, 2014
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BLM Bishop Field Office & Inyo National Forest Announce Fire Restrictions
Effective Friday, June 27, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Bishop Field Office and the Inyo National Forest are implementing fire restrictions. The restrictions are in effect on all BLM public lands managed by the Bishop Field Office and all Inyo National Forest lands.
“Ongoing drought conditions and well below average rain and snowfall this past winter have led to very dry conditions for this time of year,” said Inyo National Forest Supervisor, Ed Armenta. “These conditions can create an active fire season here in the Eastern Sierra. We have experienced 15+ fires already and numerous Red Flag Warning days.
Beginning June 27, and until further notice, the following restrictions will be in effect:
- NO CAMPFIRES, briquette barbeques, or stove fires are allowed outside of designated developed recreation sites and specifically posted campsites or areas. A list of designated campgrounds and recreation sites is available at local Ranger Stations and Visitor Centers, and on the Inyo National Forest website, http://www.fs.usda.gov/inyo.
- NO FIREWORKS. It is prohibited to possess or discharge any fireworks.
- NO SMOKING, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.
- NO WELDING or operating an acetylene torch with open flames, except by permit.
- NO USE OF EXPLOSIVES, except by permit.
Steve Nelson, BLM Bishop Field Manager and Ed Armenta urge the public’s cooperation in helping to prevent wildfires in this year of very high fire danger, and they remind both residents and visitors that fireworks, even “Safe and Sane” are not allowed at any time on public lands.
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- Wow, already, well can't say I'm surprised. We're heading out Tuesday, thanks for the info.
ArlaOn Wednesday, July 16, 2014 8:54 AM, "djayers@... [johnmuirtrail]" <email@example.com> wrote:
I camped at Upper Cathedral Lake Friday night July 11th. The inlet is dry and the outlet down to the lower lake is pretty skimpy already. Be prepared for questionable water quality in the area due to the double digit number of sweaty hikers jumping in the lakes each day and due to heavy mule train activity. I saw 4 mule trains on Friday alone, including a drop off for an SYMG group at Upper Cathedral's west shore. There is a lot of mule waste and stench along the trail from before Sunrise HSC to TM and the trail is churned from hooves.Sunrise Creek is dry near the HSC and the water from the HSC spigot was not very palatable due to chlorination. Of course, one could hump it down to Cathedral spring to fill up and head back up to the lakes -- that source is flowing strong and tastes awesome as always. There were also two or three small flows near the pass that should be around a week or two longer.