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SEKI NPS updates 7/19

Postby maverick » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:56 pm

Updates on LeConte Canyon/Dusy Basin/Palisade Creek, Mather Pass, Pinochet
Pass, Granite Creek, Copper Creek, Pear Lake, Lone Pine Creek/Tamarack
Lake/Elizabeth Pass areas.

http://www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/trailcond.htm
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Re: SEKI NPS updates 7/19

Postby sparky » Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:04 am

Hmm I was asked, and gave the ranger a pretty detailed report of conditions for sphinx creek, avalanche pass, and cloud canyon on July 4. I guess it went no further? Or they need to see it for themselves
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Re: SEKI NPS updates 7/19

Postby kpeter » Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:11 am

The NPS report is also self-contradictory, I think, on the Dusy switchback crossing.

At the top it reads (as of time of this posting, 10am July 24)

"Dusy Switch Crossing: The water is knee high and the current is not strong"

and a little further down it reads

"The creek crossing on the Dusy switchback is still very difficult. It's thigh-deep, moving fast, & frothy white. It is recommended for advanced crossers ONLY. An alternate way to cross is upstream - rock-hopping and willow thrashing - very challenging."

Both these entries are dated July 19 but I think the second one is older. I don't remember the first "knee high" entry appearing until recently, so I hope it is a recent update. If so, it relieves my mind about one of the hazardous crossings I have been concerned with. Now, if only there were very recent intel. on the West Pinnacles Creek crossing on the Piute pass trail, I'd be a happy man.
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