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Re: Eastside road conditions

Postby kovarpa » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:29 pm

Onion Valley plowed and passable to TH. Still signs that "road closed", just drive around...
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Re: Eastside road conditions

Postby The Chief » Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:25 pm

RC Rd. clear all the way to the gate at the Pack Station. Just got the confirmation from my neighbor.
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Re: Eastside road conditions

Postby Scott M. » Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:43 pm

The gate is still closed at Aspendell on 168. Clear dry road beyond it, though.
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Re: Eastside road conditions

Postby jspeigl » Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:28 pm

Any news on the eastside roads? Specifically, are the roads to Sabrina, North Lake, and South Lake open? Thanks.

edit: saw this on the Inyo NF website, as of 4/25:
Roads The Rock Creek road is plowed to the pack station - heavy snow beyond that point. The road to Sabrina Lake is being plowed by Inyo County - "should" be open for fishing opener. North Lake road is closed due to snow. The road to South Lake is closed at Parchers Lodge, the road into the Big Pine Canyon is open all the way to the trailheads and the road into the Bristlecone Pine Forest is closed at Sierra View outlook point, which is approximatley 2 miles down from the Schulman Grove.
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Re: Eastside road conditions

Postby The Chief » Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:36 pm

I posted this an hour ago on the TP thread....

Just got off the phone with the LV Cal Trans dudes.

Lee Vining CAL TRANS road clearing crew ran into a major 30-40' high SNOW & ROCKSLIDE (over 1/3 of a mile in length) yesterday afternoon just above the Ellery Dam on 120. They now have to keep the lower gate closed and the eastside of 120 off limits until they clear that rockslide which may now take a week or longer to clear.



BTW: The McGee Creek Rd. is clear all the way up to the T/H PL.
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Re: Eastside road conditions

Postby dshoshone » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:17 pm

Mt Whitney road scheduled to open tomorrow
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Re: Eastside road conditions

Postby Princess Buttercup » Mon May 02, 2011 3:33 pm

89 is open.
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Re: Eastside road conditions

Postby jareds » Tue May 03, 2011 8:31 am

the road from bishop up to aspendell up to lake sabrina is open and clear. it was opening day for fishing on saturday, it was PACKED!
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Re: Eastside road conditions

Postby jareds » Tue May 03, 2011 10:04 am

fyi hwy 120 is closed at the gate about 4 miles up from lee vining, i checked.
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Re: Eastside road conditions

Postby Princess Buttercup » Sat May 07, 2011 6:08 am

Whoa Nellie Deli is open.

Really, 'nuff said.
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Re: Eastside road conditions

Postby The Chief » Sat May 07, 2011 2:54 pm

jareds wrote:fyi hwy 120 is closed at the gate about 4 miles up from lee vining, i checked.



It is going to be a while till it opens.


Maybe... Maybe for Mem Day Wkend...MAYBE!




Lots of rock debris to clean up from just above the Green Bridge to the Saddle Bag Lake turn off.
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Re: Eastside road conditions

Postby bearbnz » Tue May 10, 2011 5:10 am

Hey Rick,

Not sure where your info is coming from, but I am coaching little league with one of the Mono County guys working up there, and they were at TPR on Friday May 6, and they expect to be at the east Park entrance by Wednesday May 11. They will then continue to just prior to the avy zones at Olmsted. The report was 12-14' deep at TPR. It's going to open late, but hopefully not too late...
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Re: Eastside road conditions

Postby The Chief » Tue May 10, 2011 5:37 am

Info from Cal-Trans buddy down here at the Crowley Station. He indicated on Friday that their was still some substantial rock debris along the northern Ellery Lake section.

But good news to hear.

Ask him why the lower gate isn't opened as they usually do even if they are still plowing up high. Most years they will allow fisherman to drive up to Ellery and then onto Tioga even though the East TM Park Gate Entrance is closed. They usually put out cones and a turn around sign at the Tioga Lake restroom P/L.
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Re: Eastside road conditions

Postby bearbnz » Thu May 12, 2011 6:01 am

They didn't make it to the Park entrance today, about 500 yards short. Will be there tomorrow for sure barring any equipment issues.
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Re: Eastside road conditions

Postby requiem » Wed May 25, 2011 1:30 am

bump.

good info guys!any updates? how about conditions around Carson Pass? Sonora Pass? hoping to do some mellow backcountry ski touring SOMEwhere this weekend...
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