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on Thu, 06/23/2016 - 17:34

We have taken emergency procedures and are processing permits via email. This system is not perfect so please be patient while we work it out.

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After processing your permit we will contact you as to the status of your request. Permits will take a few days as we process about 100 permits a day.
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GPS Disruption - Users Take Note

on Thu, 06/09/2016 - 11:17

The FAA has issued a NOTAM warning of widespread GPS outages starting Tuesday throughout the Southwest and especially southern California. China Lake Naval Weapons Center will be testing something that can disrupt GPS signals over a wide area.  The NOTAM goes on to say the tests will potentially knock out all GPS-reliant services including WAAS, GBAS, and ADS-B. Dates for the disruption are June 9, 21, 23, 28 and 30. For more information follow this link.

2016 Ranger Talks Start on May 28

on Sun, 05/22/2016 - 14:22

San Gorgonio Wilderness Association presents the 2016 Ranger Talk Programs beginning on Saturday, May 28th, with a presentation by Teddi Boston - "My Solo Through-Hike on the Pacific Crest Trail". Don't miss it! Free coffee or hot chocolate, and a photo op with our special guest Smokey Bear. The entire Ranger Talk schedule is posted on the Ranger Talks page.

Every Kid in a Park: Free for Fourth-Graders

on Wed, 05/11/2016 - 09:43

Did you know that every fourth-grader in the US can get free passes for themselves and their families to America’s National Parks and other public lands? That’s right, free! Educators can even get passes for a whole class of fourth-graders. Learn more at Every Kid in a Park.


SGWA Trail Crew to Work on the PCT

on Wed, 04/13/2016 - 19:38

SGWA trail crews, in cooperation with the Forest Service, will begin work on a segment of the Pacific Crest Trail south of Mission Spring on April 14th. This area was severely damaged during the Lake Fire in July 2015. Barring any unforeseen problems, the trail from Whitewater to Onyx Summit should be open to PCT hikers in a few weeks.

Sand to Snow National Monument

on Mon, 02/15/2016 - 13:53

On February 12, 2016, President Obama signed a proclamation declaring the Sand to Snow National Monument - 154,000 acres from BLM lands on the Sonoran desert floor up to San Gorgonio mountain in the San Gorgonio Wilderness. Two additional desert areas also became national monuments: Mojave Trails National Monument and Castle Mountains National Monument.

Partial Opening of San Gorgonio Wilderness

on Sun, 07/19/2015 - 14:01

The Forest Service has lifted the complete closure order and has reopened unaffected and safe areas of the San Gorgonio Wilderness. The following trails and associated trail camps are open to use: Vivian Creek Trail, Momyer Creek Trail, San Bernardino Peak Trail, and Forsee Creek Trail to Johns Meadow.  The revised closure order is in force from July 2015 through July 2016. Please respect the closure and do not put yourself or the recovering habitat in danger.  The closure map and the entire Forest Order may be found here:   Lake Fire Closure Map

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