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 Post subject: Re: Seasonal mountain pass opening status
PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 11:13 am 
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On the bright side, the mosquitoes are entombed in snow!

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 Post subject: Re: Seasonal mountain pass opening status
PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 12:10 pm 
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snowhottie wrote:
On the bright side, the mosquitoes are entombed in snow!

Nope I saw plenty of them at the Stump Alley parking lot last week.


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 Post subject: Re: Seasonal mountain pass opening status
PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 1:34 pm 
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Yup, those blood suckers are out. Even had one in the house last week! :o

Keep in mind there is a lot of standing water in town in which they are breeding!

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 Post subject: Re: Seasonal mountain pass opening status
PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 1:38 pm 
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Sierra Lady wrote:
5/14/17 For those wondering why the road to the Mammoth Lakes Basin isn't open yet...this is the bus stop near Pokonobe Lodge (west shore of Lake Mary) taken today!! :o :D

Photo credit by permission from my friend, Sheriff Ingrid Braun with her dog Nila

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OMG!! Guess there will be no hiking to mccloud lake memorial weekend! Unless I get snow shoes!

You got that right! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Seasonal mountain pass opening status
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 8:36 pm 
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From the Inyo County Sheriff's Office FB page:
https://www.facebook.com/InyoCountySher ... 4603632650

Updated Current Road Conditions for Inyo County Mountain Roads as of May 17, 2017
With the unpredictable weather we have been having the past few days, please be ready for the unexpected! Check weather updates often and remember, these road conditions can change based on any new storm systems in the Sierra.

1) Upper Rock Creek, above Tom’s Place – OPEN-
2) Pine Creek Rd. – OPEN-
3) Sabrina Rd. - OPEN -
4) North Lake Rd. – CLOSED- Due to the narrow and hazardous sections of road, there are no immediate plans to open North Lake Rd., conditions will be monitored and reassessed May 22nd.
5) South Lake Rd. – CLOSED AT WEIR POND- This is due to a culvert failure resulting in a sinkhole in the traffic lanes, just below the dam. There is limited parking available at the closure, and ICY conditions at times. There is walking access to South Lake. The Road Department crews have begun repairs on the failed road section, and expect to have them completed by the end of the week with and anticipated opening to the parking area before the Memorial Day weekend.
6) Glacier Lodge Rd. -OPEN-
7) Onion Valley Rd. – OPEN - ICY conditions at times
8) Whitney Portal Rd. – OPEN-
9) Horseshoe Meadows Rd. – CLOSED- The Road Department has completed the temporary repairs, and are currently finishing the debris removal and final clean-up on the rest of the road from this year’s historic winter. We are anticipating that Horseshoe Meadows will be open to the USFS gate before the Memorial Day weekend.
10) Nine Mile Rd. – OPEN –
11) White Mountain Road – OPEN-

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 Post subject: Re: Seasonal mountain pass opening status
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 10:16 pm 
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5/18/17 And yet another photo showing folks why the Mammoth Lakes Basin Road isn't open yet!

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Photo courtesy of the Mammoth Lakes Ranger District

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 Post subject: Re: Seasonal mountain pass opening status
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:30 am 
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Sierra Lady wrote:
5/18/17 And yet another photo showing folks why the Mammoth Lakes Basin Road isn't open yet!

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Photo courtesy of the Mammoth Lakes Ranger District


And to think how much has melted already.


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 Post subject: Re: Seasonal mountain pass opening status
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 11:04 pm 
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5/19/17 From Caltrans District 9's FB page:

https://www.facebook.com/Caltrans-Distr ... ED&fref=nf

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Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 9 continues to work on clearing snow, removing rocks, and repairing its eight highways with seasonal closures. As work progresses, pedestrians, bicyclists, skiers, etc. are advised to stay out of these areas. Safety is our number one priority, for the public as well as Caltrans’ workers.
This is the District 9 Seasonal Pass Status as of Friday, May 18, 2017:
State Route 108 – Sonora Pass
Crews continue to remove snow and are approximately 1 mile from the summit on the east side and about 4 miles from the summit on the west side. The snowpack is estimated to be 12 to 15 feet on the highway. There is no estimated date for reopening the highway at this time.
State Route 120 West – Tioga Pass (from the Junction of US 395 to the Yosemite National Park Gate)
Crews have removed snow to Ellery Curve which is at the dam on Ellery Lake. There is no estimated date for reopening the highway at this time.
State Route 203 - From the Mammoth Mountain Parking Lot to Minaret Vista
This section of highway is under permit of Mammoth Mountain Ski area for the winter ski season. There is no estimated date for reopening the highway at this time.
State Route 270 – Bodie Road – Opened May 15, 2017
State Route 89 – Monitor Pass – Opened May 8, 2017
State Route 168 West – Bishop Creek – Opened April 24, 2017
State Route 120 East – Mono Mills – Opened April 14, 2017
State Route 158 – June Lake Loop – Opened April 14, 2017
All information is subject to change due to weather conditions.
For the latest highway information please visit the Caltrans QuickMap site at quickmap.dot.ca.gov or call the Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).

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 Post subject: Re: Seasonal mountain pass opening status
PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 11:26 am 
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And for those wondering why Minaret Road leading up to Minaret Vista and down into Devils Postpile isn't open yet. These were taken on 5/17/17 of the restrooms at Minaret Vista!

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 Post subject: Re: Seasonal mountain pass opening status
PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 12:57 pm 
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Sierra Lady wrote:
And for those wondering why Minaret Road leading up to Minaret Vista and down into Devils Postpile isn't open yet. These were taken on 5/17/17 of the restrooms at Minaret Vista!

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"who" is wondering? some guy in tarzana? thanks bye


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 Post subject: Re: Seasonal mountain pass opening status
PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 3:09 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Seasonal mountain pass opening status
PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 3:16 pm 
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Yeah the Tarzana guy might need to drop a clanger out there...I think I know where he works.

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 Post subject: Re: Seasonal mountain pass opening status
PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 4:23 pm 
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Thanks to Mono County Board of Supervisor Stacy Corless for sharing these great photos on her FB page. Photos taken by Sue Burak on 5/18/17 of the Tioga Pass plowing project.

Caltrans District 9 crew clearing snow at Ellery Lake, Tioga Pass Road, 5/18/17
Photo credit: Sue Burak

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Tioga Road on 5/18/17, looking west toward Gaylor Peak from near Ellery Lake. Photo credit: Sue Burak

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Tioga Pass Resort buried!

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 Post subject: Re: Seasonal mountain pass opening status
PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 8:23 pm 
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Tioga Pass plowing video taken by Mammoth local videographer and news guy Dan MccCnnell on Sunday, 5/21/2017 via mountain bike. Simply amazing!!

https://www.facebook.com/dan.mcconnell. ... 415884146/

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