Anyone been up Convict Canyon lately?

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Anyone been up Convict Canyon lately?

Post by L4-L5 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:38 pm

...I read that there was some flash floods in July and am wondering how bad the trail is?

Thanks for your help!

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Re: Anyone been up Convict Canyon lately?

Post by maverick » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:05 pm

Hi L4-L5

Welcome to HST! Have tried calling the Mammoth Ranger Station at 760-924-5500
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Re: Anyone been up Convict Canyon lately?

Post by giantbrookie » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:45 pm

A student of mine went up back in mid-late July and reported to me that the bridge over Convict Creek was down, but the trail was fine. At this time of year and following a dry winter, Convict Creek will not prove to be much of a barrier.
Since my fishing (etc.) website is still down, you can be distracted by geology stuff at: http://www.fresnostate.edu/csm/ees/facu ... ayshi.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Anyone been up Convict Canyon lately?

Post by sparky » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:54 am

I went up in mid july, no fresh flash flood damage that I saw, at least nothing out of the ordinary.

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Re: Anyone been up Convict Canyon lately?

Post by Tanner68 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:05 am

I think the website misstates the location.

I was there mid August.

There were numerous debris flows that impacted the trail. It is the section between CL and the bridge, where the trail is closest to the creek. Don't give it a second thought. There are cairns and the path is well worn.

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Re: Anyone been up Convict Canyon lately?

Post by L4-L5 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:04 pm

thank you!

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Re: Anyone been up Convict Canyon lately?

Post by bbayley80 » Fri May 17, 2013 8:30 am

hi all-
planning a trip out to Mildred Lake via Convict Canyon this coming early August .

went to book permit and saw the wash out notice coming from last July 22 rock/mudflow.
have read through all posts on this topic here and am not too concerned -as will be fairly late season, so creek will be bit lower- just wondering if theres any new concerns on trail obstacles.

'flying' the route on Google Earth it seems very straight forward even if trail is obscured here and there.
any info would be appreciated.
thanks!

PS hows the fishing up there @ Mildred, Dorothy, Bright Dot areas?

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Re: Anyone been up Convict Canyon lately?

Post by John Dittli » Fri May 17, 2013 8:57 am

I was up there four? days ago. The "million dollar" bridge is still gone as it has been since the year they built it; '86 as I recall. Nothing new or out of the ordinary to report.

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Re: Anyone been up Convict Canyon lately?

Post by bbayley80 » Fri May 17, 2013 9:52 am

sweet John.
thanks for the update.
you do any fishing out there? curious to hear if its any good? Lake Dorothy looks like an amazingly beautiful spot to fish regardless of whats biting/not.

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Re: Anyone been up Convict Canyon lately?

Post by maverick » Fri May 17, 2013 10:20 am

Hi Bbayley80,

Please start your own seperate thread so you do not piggyback off the OP's old thread.
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