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Re: Reds Meadow Blowdown

Postby ChasingRainbows » Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:57 pm

Anyone have any more updated info on the conditions in the area? Looks like Inyo NF posted some useful maps showing the portions of trails affected. I am planning a long trip coming from Yosemite and heading south through the area in a few weeks. Was planning on resupplying in Red's Meadow, but now I am not sure what to do. I would just hike in to Mammoth on the road from Agnew Meadows to resupply, but it sounds like that is "not allowed." The route that they suggest makes no sense for hikers coming from the North, seems that Agnew Meadows may be the only option.

http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/inyo/home ... 55082#maps



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Re: Reds Meadow Blowdown

Postby OzSwaggie » Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:15 am

Hi I've been reading the Trail Journals website as the PCTers are coming through that area now and some of the journals have info. on that area.
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Re: Reds Meadow Blowdown

Postby snusmumriken » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:11 am

The packs station http://www.redsmeadow.com/ update says that the store is now open for PCT resupply.
It sounds like the Forest Service anticipates opening the road in a week on Friday June 22nd.
And I read elsewhere that the campgrounds are accepting July reservations.

So, all in all, almost back to normal.
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Re: Reds Meadow Blowdown

Postby Scouter9 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:16 pm

Wait, which campgrounds are accepting reso's for July? Agnew? I'd read that there were no plans to open Agnew at all, but I would sure be stoked to learn otherwise!

I've got Scouts leaving Agnew via River Trail for Thousand Isle, then Clark Lakes then High Trail home, in August, so I'd really rather not have to stay in Shady Rest or whatnot in town the night Bear-fore we hike.
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Re: Reds Meadow Blowdown

Postby oldranger » Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:00 pm

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Who can't do everything he used to and what he can do takes a hell of a lot longer!
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Re: Reds Meadow Blowdown

Postby Snow Nymph » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:08 am

I did a little clean up on a small section of the "connector trail" from Mono Pass Trail towards Deer Lake. I wanted to check out the damage after seeing an article in Mammoth Times. I saw how bad it got but didn't have tools and it was getting gnarly so I turned back and moved debris off the trail as I backtracked. I didn't read all of the comments here, but posting link my pics to show some of the damage.

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Re: Reds Meadow Blowdown

Postby gary c. » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:48 am

Snowy, thanks for the post and pictures. A group of us has a trip planned for July and we keep checking the trail reports from Inyo FS. We keep hoping that the trails we plan to use will get opened up but also tell ourselves we could work through it if we had to. Your pictures really put things into perspective about how well that would work for us. :\
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Re: Reds Meadow Blowdown

Postby Snow Nymph » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:27 pm

This is just one section, I don't think this one is used for thru-hiking. The Mono Pass Trail is in good shape. Its in the beginning of my album. The part that's messed up is probably not used as much and will take them longer to clean up.
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Re: Reds Meadow Blowdown

Postby stevet » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:07 pm

Snowy,
Thank you. Was thinking of the SHR section Tuolumne to Mono Creek for this summer, but going to pass and explore the area between Lakes Basin and Piute instead.

It will probably be a mess in the Mammoth area for a few years. Best I start thinking about some volunteer time the next couple summers.
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