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Cottonwood Lakes/New Army Pass conditions?

Postby Funyan005 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:57 pm

Dry winter and I'm hoping to get out before the skeeters ruin any enjoyment, anyone know conditions out that way?
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Re: Cottonwood Lakes/New Army Pass conditions?

Postby dshoshone » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:57 pm

The road was still closed a couple of days ago
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Re: Cottonwood Lakes/New Army Pass conditions?

Postby KathyW » Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:27 pm

Inyo County Roads said they think the road will open on the 27th, but to check to make sure before heading up there.
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Re: Cottonwood Lakes/New Army Pass conditions?

Postby granite4brains » Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:38 pm

Anybody know if the road opened on the 27th, or what the snow conditions are like in and around the meadows?
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Re: Cottonwood Lakes/New Army Pass conditions?

Postby KathyW » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:31 pm

No, it wasn't open on the 27th. I'll bet the road will be open soon though.
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Re: Cottonwood Lakes/New Army Pass conditions?

Postby edge17 » Fri May 04, 2012 8:13 pm

granite4brains wrote:Anybody know if the road opened on the 27th, or what the snow conditions are like in and around the meadows?


I'm curious as well if anyone has any info? Any snow up there around Army Pass?
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Re: Cottonwood Lakes/New Army Pass conditions?

Postby Deb » Mon May 07, 2012 6:57 pm

Bump..............gotta a trip to Langley and Cirque planned in 2 days. !!
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Re: Cottonwood Lakes/New Army Pass conditions?

Postby Funyan005 » Mon May 07, 2012 7:05 pm

Good luck! Post up a conditions/trip report when ya get back. My unemployed schedule is currently giving me quite a big amount of free time to do some big trips, and I love the cottonwood lakes area!
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Re: Cottonwood Lakes/New Army Pass conditions?

Postby granite4brains » Mon May 07, 2012 7:37 pm

Deb wrote:Bump..............gotta a trip to Langley and Cirque planned in 2 days. !!



A buddy of mine tried to get up there late last week ... road was still closed apparently.
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Re: Cottonwood Lakes/New Army Pass conditions?

Postby edge17 » Mon May 07, 2012 7:48 pm

granite4brains wrote:
Deb wrote:Bump..............gotta a trip to Langley and Cirque planned in 2 days. !!



A buddy of mine tried to get up there late last week ... road was still closed apparently.


Hmm... thanks for the info, I'll try making some phone calls. I was under the impression that it was roughly the same road to whitney portal (which I thought was open). Maybe I'm wrong, haven't been up there in a few years.
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Re: Cottonwood Lakes/New Army Pass conditions?

Postby norco17 » Mon May 07, 2012 8:01 pm

edge17 wrote:
granite4brains wrote:
Deb wrote:Bump..............gotta a trip to Langley and Cirque planned in 2 days. !!



A buddy of mine tried to get up there late last week ... road was still closed apparently.


Hmm... thanks for the info, I'll try making some phone calls. I was under the impression that it was roughly the same road to whitney portal (which I thought was open). Maybe I'm wrong, haven't been up there in a few years.


Different road than whitney portal. I called the IAVC friday (the 4th) and was told by the forest service that inyo county roads had told them on the third that it would be opened either the 3rd or the 4th. He said it was not open on the 3rd so they (forest service) were hoping for the 4th.
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Re: Cottonwood Lakes/New Army Pass conditions?

Postby ska21 » Mon May 07, 2012 9:27 pm

Bump... Any word? I'm also wondering how the snow is around Cottonwood lakes? Does anyone think snowshoes would be necessary for a trip up Langley via Old Army or New Army?
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Re: Cottonwood Lakes/New Army Pass conditions?

Postby norco17 » Mon May 07, 2012 9:37 pm

I am just guessing, but I would say no need for snowshoes. The ground is normaly dry in the basin by early june and it is a light snow year. You will probably need pons and ax for old army though. New army is generaly corniced in early season but you can bypass it off trail to the west. I have not been up that way yet this year though so I am pulling this all out of ....
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Re: Cottonwood Lakes/New Army Pass conditions?

Postby Deb » Mon May 07, 2012 11:14 pm

The frickin rangers don't even know whether the road is open or not!! WTF??!!
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Re: Cottonwood Lakes/New Army Pass conditions?

Postby GreenMountainBoy » Tue May 08, 2012 12:24 am

still closed, a lot of frustrated folks up there this past weekend.
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