6/24 Lone Pine Earthquake Closes Horseshoe Meadow Road

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6/24 Lone Pine Earthquake Closes Horseshoe Meadow Road

Post by notis » Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:38 pm

It seems like everyone is okay.

Biggg rocks on the road--even cracked the pavement.

Recent pic here: https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/ ... e=5F17C05F

Full story here: https://www.latimes.com/california/stor ... 1I2DrIMvns








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Re: 6/24 Lone Pine Earthquake Closes Horseshoe Meadow Road

Post by maverick » Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:53 pm

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I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org

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Re: 6/24 Lone Pine Earthquake Closes Horseshoe Meadow Road

Post by notis » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:56 pm

Ha, nice work! Feel free to delete this to save space on them servers, then!

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Re: 6/24 Lone Pine Earthquake Closes Horseshoe Meadow Road

Post by SweetSierra » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:34 am

I was at Chicken Spring Lake out of Cottowood Pass Trailhead just erecting my tend when the earthquake hit. It was a big jolt. I stumbled sideways and heard a loud crack. On the very top of the peak above the lake, a boulder the size of a small car, broke off. I watched it tumble until it came to rest on a ledge above the lake.
I was in Lone Pine the day before and felt the 4.5. I didn't feel any aftershocks at the lake. I heard from other hikers that they closed but then reopened Horseshoe Meadows Road, and that the Sheriff's Office put a notice on cars at the gate closure that the area was unstable and to leave immediately. They asked to call to let them know hikers were safe. I didn't leave but stayed to complete my trip. I called them later to let them know the Cottonwood Pass trail didn't suffer any damage due to the quake.

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