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Cottonwood Lakes Condition

Postby Ken1derly » Mon May 09, 2016 11:56 am

My wife and I are getting the itch to head to our favorite meadow in the Cottonwood Lakes area. Has anyone been there recently? Is the Horseshoe Meadows Road open and clear?

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Ken



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Re: Cottonwood Lakes Condition

Postby maverick » Mon May 09, 2016 12:31 pm

Hi Ken,

Welcome to HST! No, the road is not open yet: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/inyo/ ... rdb5192379
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Re: Cottonwood Lakes Condition

Postby Ken1derly » Mon May 09, 2016 3:16 pm

Thanks Maverick!! I'll keep my eye on the forest service website for changes.
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Re: Cottonwood Lakes Condition

Postby nickjmw » Mon May 16, 2016 11:31 am

Last Friday I called the Inyo County Road Department and they said Horseshoe Meadows Road will be opened on May 20th.
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Re: Cottonwood Lakes Condition

Postby maverick » Mon May 16, 2016 2:27 pm

Last Friday I called the Inyo County Road Department and they said Horseshoe Meadows Road will be opened on May 20th.


Thanks Nick! Welcome to HST! Hope they open it soon, every other road in the area has been opened.
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Re: Cottonwood Lakes Condition

Postby ExploreABitMore » Tue May 17, 2016 5:51 pm

Just spoke with Inyo NF today, said they're not sure about it opening now on Friday. Vacillating because of the weather apparently. Sounds like a good chance it might, though.
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Re: Cottonwood Lakes Condition

Postby dougieb » Fri May 20, 2016 7:35 pm

I'm fairly certain the road opened yesterday. I wonder though, with this weekend's system if there will be snow falling up there.
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Re: Cottonwood Lakes Condition

Postby ExploreABitMore » Sun May 22, 2016 4:30 pm

Road did indeed open this Friday, I went up there after coming from Tioga Pass area. Hiked Muah Mountain on Saturday and hit very little snow on the trail. Nice weather, overall. Will try and post a photo looking towards Langley later.
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