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Re: suggestions for fall backpack oct 3rd weekend

Postby schmalz » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:24 am

I remember going up to the eastern sierra for fall color in 2011, first weekend of October I believe. There was a snow storm a couple of days before we got there. The North Lake road was a bit sketchy, but driveable, and the whole stretch to South Lake was completely clear. I didn't get the impression that the road had been closed for very long, but maybe it can be a similar situation to the Agnew story posted above.

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suggestions for fall backpack oct 3rd weekend

Postby AlmostThere » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:12 am

maverick wrote:Generals Hwy, from Grant Grove to Foothills (southern end of park) stays open year
round. It may close for a short period for plowing after a storm, and you should be
carrying snow chains, especially this time of the year in your car anyway.

my hiking group has discovered the hard way that it can close and not reopen til spring between the parks, but not in drier years. never heard of it being plowed.
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Re: suggestions for fall backpack oct 3rd weekend

Postby maverick » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:26 am

Hi AT,

Maybe you are referring to Hwy 180 between Grant Grove and Cedar Grove, the
Grant Grove to Foothill section (Generals Highway) is open year round. ... itions.htm
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