The lack of real time communication by INF is shocking. In times of a crisis or trouble it is generally accepted that the best approach is to over communicate. The last “news” update on their website is dated May 22. Really? Much of their limited communication has been lacking in detail and is ambiguous.
I also believe INF has not been proactive and is defaulting too many decisions that falls within their jurisdiction to others.
I find it amazing that in most places in California you can go to a restaurant, get a haircut, go to the mall, etc but Inyo Forest Service campgrounds are closed? How many rescues take place at the developed campgrounds? One of the busiest national parks in the nation, Yosemite, is opening June 12. But as of today you can’t camp in a Inyo National Forest campground? It is maddening.
I would have preferred to not air these comments in a public setting but my communication directly to INF went unanswered.
I hope this post leads to more updates and communication by INF.