The road is open to the pack station, about a mile short of Mosquito Lake. I went up there today to climb Mt Dade. Perfect conditions on the Hourglass - a firm base with a few inches of softer snow on top.
Thank you! I have been trying to call the ranger station and haven't got anyone yet. They must be pretty busy. How far down did this recent storm come? are the hot tubs N of Crowley accessible by a AWD CR-V?
I think the current plan is to camp down by the tubs and drive up into the sierra and do what we can do.
Thanks for the advice on the snow on lakes, I did the same some years ago, still remember how cold the water was... Brrrr