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Re: Good Snowshoe Routes?

Postby paul » Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:28 pm

Getting down to Agnew lake is fairly steep any way you go. Avalanche terrain almost all around, with the possible exception on the tramway route drown from the Gem lake dam. Frankly not somewhere I'd want to be any earlier than mid-April. By then the snowpack is usually more stable.



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Re: Good Snowshoe Routes?

Postby maverick » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:18 pm

Might try that weekend again but also looking at Mosquite Flat TH (East fork is where the road is closed) to Rock Creek TH (not sure where the road closure is here).


Usually closed at East Fork.
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Re: Good Snowshoe Routes?

Postby maverick » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:24 am

Sorry I meant where is the closure on Pine Creek?


No specific closure point, depends on the snow, if there is snow, that section will close, but may re-opened at a later date. Inyo County does not have a lot of plows, and Pine Creek Road does not get a lot of usage, so it would not be a priority, according to their office.
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Re: Good Snowshoe Routes?

Postby DAVELA » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:52 pm

How far from east fork to mosquito flat th?
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