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Although closed under an "emergency action" in 2001, Surprise Canyon Road remains inaccessible to the motorized public beyond the former Chris Wicht Camp site due to a stalled environmental review process.

Read more: Lengthy Closure No Surprise

Lone motorcyle crosses Dumont DunesFee's have been in place at Dumont Dunes for only two years and the BLM is considering an increase to help meet operational costs of the popular motorized recreation area.

For many of the most avid duners the current $60 annual fee is just a grain of sand compared to the cost of their sand toys, RV, hauler, and fuel.  Can the BLM justify the increase?  And will another $15 or $20 meet any opposition?

Read more: Dumont Dunes Fee Increase?

When visiting Death Valley National Park your pets must remain in your vehicle except at campgrounds and public facilities. And don't forget your leash!

We regularly hear of citations being issued in some of the more popular Park destinations for leash violations.  Areas particularly reported are Darwin Falls, Saline Hot Springs and the Racetrack. If you are going to bring your pet to Death Valley National Park make sure to review the rules first.

Read more: Dog Lovers - Beware of DVNP

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