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Horseshoe Meadows Road Conditions

Postby TriHard » Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:03 pm

Does anyone know the latest road conditions to Horseshoe Meadows? Is the road clear of snow? I'm anxious to get up there; desert hiking and camping are great but I've got the itch to get back to the high country.

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Re: Horseshoe Meadows Road Conditions

Postby maverick » Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:34 pm

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Re: Horseshoe Meadows Road Conditions

Postby markskor » Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:39 pm

You might want to ask the same question at WhitneyPortalStore.com...great site for that area.
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Re: Horseshoe Meadows Road Conditions

Postby Baffman » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:19 pm

Looks like that link hasn't been updated since 12/4/2008. Too bad.
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Re: Horseshoe Meadows Road Conditions

Postby TriHard » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:44 pm

Just a quick update...

I called the Inyo County Road Department (1-760-878-0202) and asked about the status of the Horseshoe Meadows Road. The very nice lady who answered told me the Horseshoe Meadow Road is not open yet, however the roads to Whitney Portal, Onion Valley and Baxter Pass Trailhead are now opened (they opened last week). So it sounds like the high country access is going to be early this year.

Thanks to maverick, markskor and Baffman!!

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Re: Horseshoe Meadows Road Conditions

Postby Baffman » Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:02 pm

Thanks for the update.
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Re: Horseshoe Meadows Road Conditions

Postby trav867 » Wed May 13, 2009 12:46 pm

Anyone been up there yet this year? Open yet?
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Re: Horseshoe Meadows Road Conditions

Postby tomcat_rc » Thu May 14, 2009 6:00 am

road is now open
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Re: Horseshoe Meadows Road Conditions

Postby rayfound » Thu May 14, 2009 7:55 am

Fishing doesn't open in GTW until July 1.

People keep saying there are reasons to go to altitude without fishing... but I just can't bring myself to verify this.
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Re: Horseshoe Meadows Road Conditions

Postby KC JED » Thu May 14, 2009 11:12 am

Why wouldn't you want to fish up in the high country? Especially when you might get a warm meal out of it. A fishing pole and some light tackle is always worth the extra pack weight.
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Re: Horseshoe Meadows Road Conditions

Postby rayfound » Thu May 14, 2009 12:45 pm

KC JED wrote:Why wouldn't you want to fish up in the high country? Especially when you might get a warm meal out of it. A fishing pole and some light tackle is always worth the extra pack weight.



NO... You got me all wrong. My post was terribly written... but I meant: "The fishing up at horseshoe meadows is closed until the July 1st GTW Opener. Why the hell would anyone want to go up there before then?!?!"

I'm a fly fishing nutcase.
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Re: Horseshoe Meadows Road Conditions

Postby KC JED » Fri May 29, 2009 10:18 am

O I C. Misunderstanding. Yeah, it's hard to figure out why you'd want to hit the high country without fishing. I think it's the awareness that comes from being at altitude, especially if you are a solo backpacker. It's amazing how vivid and focused your senses become when you are all by yourself. I mean if you mess up, I could very well be over and nobody will ever find you. Doomsday scenario, but it happens every year.
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