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Reds/Agnew Meadows Conditions since the big blowdown

Postby deej » Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:18 am

If anyone has any information regarding the conditions of the trails out of these meadows, please share. Most especially those for Minaret Lakes, Shadow, Ediza, Iceberg, Beck, etc. I'm curious as to what it's looking like since all those trees were blown down. Thanks.



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Re: Reds/Agnew Meadows Conditions since the big blowdown

Postby gary c. » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:25 am

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Re: Reds/Agnew Meadows Conditions since the big blowdown

Postby mbear » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:18 pm

Hmmm, so exiting Agnew Meadows to catch the bus into Mammoth Lakes for resupply looks out of the question. Red's Meadow it is then. Thanks gary for posting that, as I was initially planning on exiting and re-entering at Angew Meadows for a food reup.

So with Agnew Meadows closed to all public entry, I guess that means no taking the PCT between Summit Lake and Devils Postpile, since it seems to pass through it?
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Re: Reds/Agnew Meadows Conditions since the big blowdown

Postby shoenberg3 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:39 am

I must admit I am quite confused. What would be shortest approach to Garnet Lake in this case?
This map (http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOC ... 367030.pdf)suggest that the trails around Agnew Meadow have been cleared but the campground itself remain closed. Is there a way to gain access to the trails without entering the campground?

I am not sure if I want to take the longer approach from Silver Lake...
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Re: Reds/Agnew Meadows Conditions since the big blowdown

Postby mbear » Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:50 am

I think I must be the one confused and wrong in that post then. I'll just call the Inyo NF tomorrow and see whether one can still enter/exit there.
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Re: Reds/Agnew Meadows Conditions since the big blowdown

Postby gary c. » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:35 am

My understand is that the trails in blue are cleared and accessable. It's the Andrews Meadow campground that are to remain closed.
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Re: Reds/Agnew Meadows Conditions since the big blowdown

Postby mbear » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:46 am

I just called the Inyo NF and once speaking to a person, they said the trailheads at Agnew Meadows are open and that the shuttle is making stops there. The recording you get to when following the menu to check trail conditions was out of date though, as it claimed the road through Red's was still closed.
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Re: Reds/Agnew Meadows Conditions since the big blowdown

Postby shoenberg3 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:23 pm

Great to hear. If I enter the park before 7am, where can I park to start out on Agnew meadows TH?
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Re: Reds/Agnew Meadows Conditions since the big blowdown

Postby maverick » Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:26 pm

Shoenberg3 wrote:
If I enter the park before 7am, where can I park to start out on Agnew meadows TH?


At Agnew Meadows Parking lot which is past the pack station on the dirt road before the
campgrounds which are further down but closed for 2012 because of the damage. There
are bear boxes available.
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Re: Reds/Agnew Meadows Conditions since the big blowdown

Postby Ebin » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:30 pm

Are the trails from Agnew Meadows to Shadow and Ediza Lakes clear? We're planning an early September trip.
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Re: Reds/Agnew Meadows Conditions since the big blowdown

Postby mcphersonm80 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:34 am

Ebin wrote:Are the trails from Agnew Meadows to Shadow and Ediza Lakes clear? We're planning an early September trip.


Very clear. They did an incredible job cleaning it up, and for long stretches along the trail you'd never even know the whole thing happened.

Some shots from the area about a week ago:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wattifoto/ ... 520473786/
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Re: Reds/Agnew Meadows Conditions since the big blowdown

Postby maverick » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:59 am

Hi Ebin and Mcphersonm80,

Welcome to HST! Thank you Mcphersonm80 for supplying this helpful information
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