mrchad9 wrote:That sign doesn't say that it is closed.
True. That one was put up shortly before the closure. There are plenty of signs that do, however. The BLM website on the area hasn't been updated since 2011 and it still says a management plan is "pending" (now five years later since it was closed in 2008). I'm pretty sure the New Idria road would be open, but since we're going to be at Pinnacles the day before, I'd rather use the Los Gatos access road and that one I'm not so sure about - thus my inquiry as to whether anyone's been there in the last year or so. I was last on both roads in 2010. The New Idria route is more than 50 miles of extra driving, I think.