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Dinkey Lakes Conditions

Postby eewarren » Sun May 22, 2016 6:35 pm

I am planning a day hike for this coming weekend, May 30th. Planning on leaving from Dinkey Lakes/willow Meadow trailhead early in the morning, and day hiking through to Courtwright Reservoir (max elev. 9770). If anyone has recently been to the area or is familiar with the current snow conditions and could provide any insight it would be greatly appreciated! I have experience with high elevation snow hiking but am taking my father with me and would like to avoid pushing him past his limits. Thank you in advance!



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Re: Dinkey Lakes Conditions

Postby AlmostThere » Sun May 22, 2016 6:38 pm

A friend got their truck stuck in a snowbank trying to get to that trailhead. I intended to call to see if the road was clear all the way up to Willow Meadow tomorrow -- it hasn't been. With this past weekend's storm there are 2-6 additional inches of snow up there. And the road to Courtright continues to be closed.
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Re: Dinkey Lakes Conditions

Postby eewarren » Sun May 22, 2016 6:49 pm

Thank you for the update! I have been there quite a few times early season, if there is snow at the trailhead the pass near rock lake will not be fun. I guess I will have to be patient and wait for a later date. We have been spoiled the last few years with the low snowpack, but coming from a farming family the extra snow is good for a change.
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Re: Dinkey Lakes Conditions

Postby The hermit » Mon May 23, 2016 10:39 pm

Last weekend I was in the area, not all the way up dinkey creek. But yes no access to courtright or kaiser pass. More snow expected. P.s. rancheria was blocked by a fallen tree. Not sure how close to the trail head
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