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East side road conditions 2010

Postby Luciano136 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:47 pm

I think it's time to start this thread again :).

So, first one, Whitney Portal Rd: how high up can you get these days?? Probably pretty far from the TH ?
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Postby Luciano136 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:33 am

Anything?
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Postby fossana » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:08 pm

Luciano136 wrote:Anything?


Did you check the Whitney Portal Store forum?
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Postby Luciano136 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:16 pm

fossana wrote:
Luciano136 wrote:Anything?


Did you check the Whitney Portal Store forum?


I remember reading something about the portal road but kind wanted to start this thread for all roads on the east side this winter.
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Postby fossana » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:17 pm

I know this has been discussed before but would be cool to have an E Side road conditions page where people could update with the most recent conditions and/or opening rumors (e.g. Tioga). Even cooler would be be one that also had a data feed from CalTrans.
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Postby WML » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:33 pm

Any word on the snow level in the buttermilks?. Considering a trip to humphreys east arete next sat. Also any word on road conditions on glacier lodge road? Contemplating a trip to middle palisade as well in a week.
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Postby 96avs01 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:38 pm

WML wrote:Any word on the snow level in the buttermilks?.Also any word on road conditions on glacier lodge road?


Should be plowed, had friends boarding there last weekend
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Postby Luciano136 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:55 pm

fossana wrote:I know this has been discussed before but would be cool to have an E Side road conditions page where people could update with the most recent conditions and/or opening rumors (e.g. Tioga). Even cooler would be be one that also had a data feed from CalTrans.


Terrific idea! If I ever get that long awaited funemployment and no one has done it in the meantime, I'm on it!
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Postby yetibob3 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:39 am

Sunday the Whitney Portals road was well and truly closed just beyond the "road closed" sign low down. Lots of icy snow; a few vehicles had made it a couple of hundred yards. I snowshoed up to the top parking area; a couple of others had gone in on skis. Lots more snow on the way.
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Postby Clark_Griswold » Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:37 pm

I'm not doing it, and I am not even interested in repeating it any time soon, but since this thread went Whitney, I'll inquire here. Last year when I did Whitney in mid-March the North Fork had very little snow in it as the willows had never gotten buried in snow last winter. I met guy at the Portal in December of 2008 who told me that when he had gotten to UBSL in January of 2008 the willows in the North Fork were completely buried and the drainage was one big snow slope.


So, anyone been up the North Fork this year and know how it looks? Just curious.
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