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Onion Valley Road Conditions?

Postby Mark M » Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:33 am

Anyone know if Onion Valley Road is open to the trail head? White Mountain ranger station says yes, Permit Office in Lone Pine says you can get to within 2 miles.

Is the gate still locked on Horseshoe Meadows Road???

Any info?

Thanks
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Postby Mark M » Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:54 am

maybe I am missing it, but I don't see anything in that thread about the road being open or closed.
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Postby Kurt Wedberg » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:54 pm

The road is plowed all the way to the summer trailhead. Here are pics from Onion Valley April 18, 2010.
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Postby granite4brains » Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:14 pm

Kurt Wedberg wrote:The road is plowed all the way to the summer trailhead. Here are pics from Onion Valley April 18, 2010.


think it will stay that way for the upcoming weekend? Looked like maybe a storm was moving in midweek?

would be nice to drive up there and get some snowshoeing in this weekend
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Postby harryquach » Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:23 pm

Is the summer trailhead near the campground, I assume they are in the same area. This may be a silly question but I am not familiar with the area. Thanks
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Postby Kurt Wedberg » Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:27 am

granite4brains wrote:
Kurt Wedberg wrote:The road is plowed all the way to the summer trailhead. Here are pics from Onion Valley April 18, 2010.


think it will stay that way for the upcoming weekend? Looked like maybe a storm was moving in midweek?

would be nice to drive up there and get some snowshoeing in this weekend

Yeah conditions should be great this coming weekend. It's difficult to say what will happen with the storm this weekend. Have a plan B ready to go in case you can't get up there.

harryquach wrote:Is the summer trailhead near the campground, I assume they are in the same area. This may be a silly question but I am not familiar with the area. Thanks

Yeah it's all in the same area. As of Sunday the road was not plowed where the campground is. I don't know what the plans are to plow it but if my memory is correct that campground doesn't typically open until sometime in May.
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