Kaiser Road/ Courtright Road Update 5/16

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Kaiser Road/ Courtright Road Update 5/16

Post by maverick » Mon May 20, 2019 5:51 pm

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High Sierra Ranger District - Kaiser Pass Road remains closed, with no opening date available at this time. Memorial Day is often the target date for opening. Southern California Edison has begun to blow/plow through and will continue until it is complete.

Courtright Road (photo) also remains closed, with pavement only to the PG&E switchyard. There are several miles of snow covering the road to the reservoir. No plowing is scheduled only natural melt-off. Projecting sometime in June before the reservoir is accessible.
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Re: Kaiser Road/ Courtright Road Update 5/16

Post by oddtiger » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:34 am

Kaiser Road to VVR is unofficially opened as of 6/8

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Re: Kaiser Road/ Courtright Road Update 5/16

Post by Thebrenner » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:32 am

This is GREAT news! Any intel on the road to Florence Lake? No one knows at the High Sierra Ranger District in Prather because they have not been back there yet.

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Re: Kaiser Road/ Courtright Road Update 5/16

Post by AlmostThere » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:48 pm

Thebrenner wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:32 am
This is GREAT news! Any intel on the road to Florence Lake? No one knows at the High Sierra Ranger District in Prather because they have not been back there yet.
I will post when I get back from Edison next week. There is 12 feet of snow on Kaiser Pass, tho... Still plenty of snow.

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Courtright Road Open

Post by maverick » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:45 am

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Good news - The High Sierra Ranger District received word today from PG&E, that the Courtright Reservoir Road is now open. The road is open to the boat launch area, and the lake is available for fishing and boating activity only.

Trail access is not possible at this time, and the PG&E operated campgrounds Trapper Springs, and Marmot Rock remain closed. Lily Pad campground located at Wishon Reservoir is open.

For more information on recreational activities please contact the Sierra National Forest's Bass Lake Ranger District Office @ 559-877-2218, High Sierra Ranger District Office @ 559-855-5355, and the Forest Headquarters @ 559-297-0706.
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Re: Kaiser Road/ Courtright Road Update 5/16

Post by mbehlen » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:41 pm

Hey Maverick,

What are your thoughts on the conditions of dinky lakes area above courtright the weekend of july 4th?

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Re: Kaiser Road/ Courtright Road Update 5/16

Post by AlmostThere » Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:53 pm

mbehlen wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:41 pm
Hey Maverick,

What are your thoughts on the conditions of dinky lakes area above courtright the weekend of july 4th?
I can tell you that the roads to the Willow Lake trailhead are still closed this week, that only Tamarack will be open all the way to that trailhead when they finally open the gate, because Rock Creek Rd has a bridge that remains busted up and closed after a tree fell on it. Cliff Lake trailhead is inaccessible until the snow in that road melts off, tho the road to Courtright is open to the boat dock. You can hike to Dinkey from Badger Flat off Kaiser Pass Rd, if you have an extra day and some masochism as that trail has not been maintained in a long little while. But there is still significant snow in the basin itself.

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