Dinkey Creek Trail

If you've been searching for the best source of information and stimulating discussion related to Spring/Summer/Fall backpacking, hiking and camping in the Sierra Nevada...look no further!
User avatar
Topix Novice
Posts: 15
Joined: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:46 pm
Experience: Level 3 Backpacker

Re: Dinkey Creek Trail

Post by robbrandt » Wed May 08, 2019 9:39 am

Thank you so much.

Did you see snow?

I don't know where Moro Pool is. I googled it with no luck. How far UP Dinkey Creek did you go?

Also hard to know where the gaging station is.

Was the burn area all over? Or just downstream/upstream from the campground?

Snow runoff will surely increase between now and memorial day, I would think(?).

User avatar
Topix Expert
Posts: 600
Joined: Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:13 am
Experience: Level 4 Explorer
Location: California

Re: Dinkey Creek Trail

Post by Harlen » Wed May 08, 2019 5:49 pm

Great looking dog! Looks much like our hiking partner Carleton's former friend, who was a Chihuahua-Jack Russell mix. It went all over the backcountry- no worries. Good luck.
Last edited by Harlen on Fri May 10, 2019 9:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Troutdog 59
Topix Expert
Posts: 621
Joined: Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:11 pm
Experience: N/A
Location: Clovis

Re: Dinkey Creek Trail

Post by Troutdog 59 » Fri May 10, 2019 4:36 pm

Hey Rob,

I really don't know much about the area above Camp El O Win, but from the info from others, it sounds like some sort of trail exists at least in the upper sections. I believe the gaging station FHTW was referring to is just below Camp El O WIn on the east side of the creek. It sounds like they hiked down the east side, but who knows. I am however fairly familiar with the creek below El O Win and I access it along an old mining road that heads south through Strawberry Meadows (ends at an elevation shown as 5,311 on the topos). My family and I used to go quite often in the summer after the flows have lowered (typically around 7/4, but will be later if we go this year) for BBQ,n, swimming and fishing. KIds are grown and moved on, but I still visit the area for fishing about every other year. There is or at least was a trail down there in the past, but I'm not sure its still maintained. I began going to the old mine area in 1995 and in those days I would often see folks on horses down that way doing trail maintenance. However, about 10 to 12 years back, my daughter and I tried to use the trail to get down a little further and we eventually gve up to due downed trees and flat out just losing the trail. I'm not saying don't go and I'm not sure that you wont find a trail, but I just wanted to chime in with my experiences of late in that area.

PS. Nice looking pup.
Once in a while you can get shown the light
In the strangest places if you look at it right.

The Grateful Dead

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], stringbop and 4 guests