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Horseshoe Meadows Road Conditions

Postby TriHard » Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:03 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 2:34 pm

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Re: Horseshoe Meadows Road Conditions

Postby markskor » Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:39 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 9:19 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 2:44 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 4:02 pm

Thanks for the update.
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Re: Horseshoe Meadows Road Conditions

Postby trav867 » Wed May 13, 2009 11:46 am

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 5:00 am

road is now open
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Re: Horseshoe Meadows Road Conditions

Postby rayfound » Thu May 14, 2009 6:55 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 10:12 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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