Parking at Sonora Pass with the snow?

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Parking at Sonora Pass with the snow?

Post by Flamingo » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:04 am

Hi All,
I'm headed to Sonora Pass this weekend to bag some peaks. With all this snow, does anyone know where I can legally park my car in the area? I presume the PCT trailhead lot remains closed (does anybody know?). What about St. Mary's trailhead?
Thanks for any parking beta you can share!








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Re: Parking at Sonora Pass with the snow?

Post by c9h13no3 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:19 am

Drove by there on the first weekend of June, there are a decent number of pullouts plowed at the pass, and there's other areas along the road that have melted out a bit. Dunno if it's legal to park overnight, but a lot of backcountry skiers up there.
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Re: Parking at Sonora Pass with the snow?

Post by Gazelle » Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:28 am

I was there a couple weeks ago slept in my car in a turn out by the big switchback by deadman’s creek no problem. Other areas by the summit were some areas you could park also.
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Re: Parking at Sonora Pass with the snow?

Post by Flamingo » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:57 am

Thanks for the tips @c9h13no3 and @Gazelle -- the PCT trailhead was closed, but I found plenty parking in plowed pull-out areas. It worked out great!
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Re: Parking at Sonora Pass with the snow?

Post by MountainMinstrel » Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:55 pm

I parked on the road that leads to the trailhead to take a look around but there was a reasonable amount of parking available. This was on Monday the 24th.
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