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Bishop Pass trail re-route after 2009 rockslide

Postby steve_moran » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:46 am

Hi, I'm thinking of doing a dayhike to Bishop Pass in September. The only other time I did this hike was BEFORE the rockslide in 2009 between the base of the Pass and the top caused a section of the trail to be re-routed.

1. I assume the re-routing work has been finished by now (at least until the next rockslide). Is this assumption correct?

2. Is there anything about the new route that makes it more difficult than the old route, such as loose footing on steep slopes, boulders to scramble over, etc.?

Thanx!
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Re: Bishop Pass trail re-route after 2009 rockslide

Postby maverick » Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:16 pm

Hi Steve,

There is no warning posted on the Inyo NF site: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/inyo/rec ... 8&actid=50 Also there was a recent Conditions Report to Bishop Pass in which the member did not mention any difficulties using the trail: viewtopic.php?f=34&t=10802&start=12#p84015
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Re: Bishop Pass trail re-route after 2009 rockslide

Postby RoguePhotonic » Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:17 pm

There used to be a sign when you entered the rock slide area that said hike fast through and don't stop but it has been removed. I don't know when the trail was completed but I assume by the following year.

The work done there is a fine example of beautiful trail work and is not difficult by any standards. My only complaint which cannot be fixed is there is large crush rocks on allot of the upper sections that can be annoying on the feet but that is because there is no dirt to place on it.
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Re: Bishop Pass trail re-route after 2009 rockslide

Postby Ikan Mas » Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:05 pm

Some photos of the trail on August 22, 2012. As Rogue said, lots of rocks, with little fines in between.
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