Access to National Forest trailheads during shutdown

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Re: Access to National Forest trailheads during shutdown

Post by orbitor » Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:29 pm

I'd like to know if anyone can provide information on Horseshoe Meadows road. Is it open all the way to the trailheads? Thank you very much.


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Re: Access to National Forest trailheads during shutdown

Post by zorobabel » Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:48 pm

It was open on 10/4 - 10/6.
orbitor wrote:I'd like to know if anyone can provide information on Horseshoe Meadows road. Is it open all the way to the trailheads? Thank you very much.

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Re: Access to National Forest trailheads during shutdown

Post by tomba » Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:33 pm

afahrland wrote:
gglass wrote:Has anyone been up Beasore Road or Sky Ranch Road FS10 in the Sierra National Forest to hike into Yosemite / Chain Lakes, or to access the Jackass lakes Trailhead? I'll be in Bass Lake this weekend and would like to do one of those two hikes. Any info appreciated.
Also would appreciate any info on the area. I'm heading to Quartz Mountain tomorrow, I hope there aren't any locked gates.
I called Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau. They said Beasore road is open.
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Re: Access to National Forest trailheads during shutdown

Post by zorobabel » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:02 pm

Are you talking about the road to Devils Postpile and Agnew Meadows? What is the campground in question? I can't locate Granite Creek...
canukyea wrote:Minarets Road was open all the way to a few miles before Granite Creek. Don't know about the campground itself because I didn't go that far.
Does anyone know if the Agnew Meadows TH is accessible by car?

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Re: Access to National Forest trailheads during shutdown

Post by markskor » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:34 pm

Roads are dry and open, all campgrounds closed...we saw nobody at the top upper Kiosk thing.
Seems the only thing else closed per se is DPP...seemed odd.
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Re: Access to National Forest trailheads during shutdown

Post by zorobabel » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:46 pm

Thanks Markskor!

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Re: Access to National Forest trailheads during shutdown

Post by canukyea » Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:52 pm

zorobabel wrote:Are you talking about the road to Devils Postpile and Agnew Meadows? What is the campground in question? I can't locate Granite Creek...
canukyea wrote:Minarets Road was open all the way to a few miles before Granite Creek. Don't know about the campground itself because I didn't go that far.
Does anyone know if the Agnew Meadows TH is accessible by car?
Ah it didn't occur to me that so many names are shared between the two areas. No, I was talking about the Minarets Road near Mammoth Pool in the Sierra National Forest.
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Re: Access to National Forest trailheads during shutdown

Post by Stevehymon » Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:13 pm

Parking and outhouses open this wknd at Lundy and McGee Creek trailheads in Mammoth Lakes area.

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Re: Access to National Forest trailheads during shutdown

Post by DavePloessel » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:14 am

Went up on the Kern Plateau this last weekend. There were self issue permits available at the blackrock station. All 4X4 roads and regular roads were open (lots of hunters having roaring bonfires too). Car campgrounds were closed and toilets locked or had "closed due to govt. shutdown" signs, but access tot he backcountry and wilderness is OPEN!

Fishing is still pretty good. Weather was very nice as well.

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Re: Access to National Forest trailheads during shutdown

Post by Tom_H » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:05 pm

Passed by both houses this evening and on the way for president to sign. Will we see everything open Thursday morning??

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