Pine Creek Road Damage Reported 6/1/18

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Pine Creek Road Damage Reported 6/1/18

Post by maverick » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:58 am

Inyo NF:
The old mining road/trail from the Pine Creek Mine up to Morgan Pass which connects to Rock Creek/ Little Lakes Valley has a severe blow out from a recent gully washer.

The trail is washed out and in an area of loose substrate and in steep slope, making it quite unstable and dangerous.

It’s approximately 2.5 miles up the old mining road from Pine Creek trailhead.
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Re: Pine Creek Road Damage Reported 6/1/18

Post by procnias » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:52 pm

Thanks for posting this information.

I was hoping to do a long loop via Morgan Pass from the Pine Creek side (returning via Italy Pass). I chatted with the Inyo permitting office today and they confirmed that the road up from Pine Creek along Morgan Creek is washed out.

Did you take this picture yourself? Any impressions about whether this route is now totally impassible? It's a bit hard to tell from the photo the extent of the erosion.

Quite a shame if it is indeed impassible; this looked like it'd be a great way to do loop trips between Little Lakes Valley and Pine Creek.

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