Visit National Parks, other public lands free this weekend
Yosemite and Sequoia/Kings Canyon national parks are among the public lands waiving entry fees in celebration of Presidents Day weekend.
The Bureau of Land Management and other agencies within the Department of the Interior, including the National Park Service, will offer free entrance Saturday through Monday.
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Properties under the control of the U.S. Forest Service already don’t charge 98% of the time, but those that do will waive fees Monday only.
For more information, go to www.recreation.gov.
China Peak halts daily operations as snow stalls
China Peak has shut down its daily operations because of poor skiing conditions.
The Huntington Lake resort has been closed this week but will reopen Saturday and Sunday, with moving carpets only for beginner lessons and tubing. No chairs will be operating.
The beginner area for skiing and snowboarding will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the tubing/sledding hill from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Visit www.skichinapeak.com for the latest updates.
Construction in Yosemite, likely delays begin next week
Big Oak Flat Tunnels in Yosemite National Park will undergo repairs beginning Tuesday and through mid-May, and park visitors can expect incremental traffic delays.
Most of the work will take place inside the tunnels, located along Big Oak Flat Road/Highway 120.
The window for potential delays runs from 10 p.m. Sunday to 4:30 p.m. Friday. Delays could be up to two hours from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., 15 minutes from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., and a half hour from 8-10 p.m.
The work is not expected to affect weekend and holiday visits, park officials said.
Get running with REI
When: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Fresno REI, 7810 N. Blackstone Ave.
The Fresno REI Outdoor School is hosting a free 90-minute session that will provide training and technique tips for the beginning runner or those getting back on track.
Sign up at www.rei.com/fresno.