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Re: Eastside road conditions

by bearbnz » Wed May 25, 2011 1:56 am

Sonora Pass is scheduled to open this Friday, depending upon what happens with the Wednesday-Thursday storm... Tioga not until June 30!

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Re: Eastside road conditions

by Greg Enright » Wed May 25, 2011 7:26 am

Wait a minute. What storm?....

Uh oh. Just looked it up. Wind gusts of 80 tomorrow and 105 tomorrow night here in Crowley. Won't be good for those tent campers down at the lake, but it will keep the skeeters away.

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Re: Eastside road conditions

by The Chief » Wed May 25, 2011 2:39 pm

Greg Enright wrote:Wait a minute. What storm?....

Uh oh. Just looked it up. Wind gusts of 80 tomorrow and 105 tomorrow night here in Crowley. Won't be good for those tent campers down at the lake, but it will keep the skeeters away.


Ten Bucks says that those winds never materialize. After ten or so years of trying to figure out how to prep for the proverbial Hurricane winds that we can get here, I finally found this system is pretty accurate.

When the NWS forecasts em, dud. Nada. It is when they mention nothing in their forecast for strong winds that we get hammered.

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Re: Eastside road conditions

by technoCrank » Wed May 25, 2011 2:55 pm

Caltrans says 120 is closed 5 miles west of 395.
Is this correct? Not quite halfway to Tioga Pass?

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Re: Eastside road conditions

by The Chief » Wed May 25, 2011 3:57 pm

technoCrank wrote:Caltrans says 120 is closed 5 miles west of 395.
Is this correct? Not quite halfway to Tioga Pass?



That is where the seasonal GATE closure at the beginning of grade just past the Poole Rd. is located.

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Re: Eastside road conditions

by Cody » Wed May 25, 2011 6:03 pm

Road to South lake should be open tomorrow, 26th. Plowed all the way, but been closed for some dam repairs. Closed at the pack station atm.

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Re: Eastside road conditions

by Brian McElwain » Wed May 25, 2011 9:21 pm

I just heard that Caltrans plans to keep the seasonal gate closed until 120 is open. The current estimate is June 30th.

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Re: Eastside road conditions

by Brian McElwain » Wed May 25, 2011 10:12 pm

Change in plans. They're going to try to have the lower gate open on Friday.

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Re: Eastside road conditions

by technoCrank » Thu May 26, 2011 1:03 am

Brian McElwain wrote:Change in plans. They're going to try to have the lower gate open on Friday.


Thanks. Any idea how firm that is? I'm going in to Tuolumne meadows, and it might be agreeable to save a bit of a hike
by waiting a day....

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Re: Eastside road conditions

by The Chief » Thu May 26, 2011 2:27 am

You can call em in the morning and confirm the opening.

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Re: Eastside road conditions

by fossana » Fri May 27, 2011 5:15 am

Cody wrote:Road to South lake should be open tomorrow, 26th. Plowed all the way, but been closed for some dam repairs. Closed at the pack station atm.


Drove to the gate this evening. Barely any snow along the road. Sign confirms tomorrow's opening on schedule.

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Re: Eastside road conditions

by jareds » Fri May 27, 2011 6:54 am

EDIT: please disregard, i'm an idiot.

fossana wrote:
Cody wrote:Road to South lake should be open tomorrow, 26th. Plowed all the way, but been closed for some dam repairs. Closed at the pack station atm.


Drove to the gate this evening. Barely any snow along the road. Sign confirms tomorrow's opening on schedule.



sweeeeeet! gonna ditch work tomorrow and head over there until monday, should be fun!


QUESTIONS:

1.how high up will this go(just so i can plan my days)?
i.e. will it be open up to the saddlebag lake turnoff? will it be open up to the entrance? how does it usually work?

2. is saddlebag lake gonna be frozen still? any guesses?

3.to be clear the shortest route at the moment is up to south tahoe and down through bridgeport correct?

i'd like to be able to drive up a ways because friday will prob be a short day for me...

thanks for your help, wish me luck on a sweet weekend!
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Re: Eastside road conditions

by Climber Dave » Fri May 27, 2011 3:31 pm

jareds wrote:
fossana wrote:
Cody wrote:Road to South lake should be open tomorrow, 26th. Plowed all the way, but been closed for some dam repairs. Closed at the pack station atm.


Drove to the gate this evening. Barely any snow along the road. Sign confirms tomorrow's opening on schedule.



sweeeeeet! gonna ditch work tomorrow and head over there until monday, should be fun!


QUESTIONS:

1.how high up will this go(just so i can plan my days)?
i.e. will it be open up to the saddlebag lake turnoff? will it be open up to the entrance? how does it usually work?

2. is saddlebag lake gonna be frozen still? any guesses?

3.to be clear the shortest route at the moment is up to south tahoe and down through bridgeport correct?

i'd like to be able to drive up a ways because friday will prob be a short day for me...

thanks for your help, wish me luck on a sweet weekend!



I think Fossana was talking about the gate on the road to South Lake.

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Re: Eastside road conditions

by fossana » Fri May 27, 2011 4:35 pm

Per the White Mtn ranger station no estimated opening date for the North Lake road although it is accessible by bike.

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Re: Eastside road conditions

by Sean Kenney » Fri May 27, 2011 8:13 pm

fossana wrote:Per the White Mtn ranger station no estimated opening date for the North Lake road although it is accessible by bike.


Is overnight parking ok there at the turnout before the road to North Lake?

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