Road Closures

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Re: Road Closures

Postby sierra_jim » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:50 am

Latest Updates on What's Open and What's Closed
This is a pretty comprehensive list of roads and passes and their current status throughout the eastern Sierra as of June 02, 2017:
http://mammothtimes.com/content/latest-updates-whats-open-and-whats-closed
Here's part of the report pertaining to the Lone Pine area:
Near Lone Pine:
Roads open: Foothill Rd., Division Creek Rd., Haiwee Canyon Rd., Mazourka Canyon Rd., Movie Rd., Sage Flat Rd., Onion Valley Rd., Whitney Portal Rd, Horseshoe Meadow Rd. to USFS gate.
Road Closed: Horseshoe Meadow Rd. after the USFS gate.
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Re: Road Closures

Postby panamint_patty » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:41 am

sierra_jim: It's interesting to hear about the roads in the Sierras, but I'm still pretty much in a sour mood over the closing of roads in the Panamints. Especially I'm not too happy about Wild Rose Road being closed for so long. I hear that the plan is to EVENTUALLY fix that road, but apparently the Scotty's Castle area is considered to be a priority.
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Re: Road Closures

Postby shadylady » Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:32 am

panamint_patty: If it's not going to make much money, then it's not going to be a priority. Wildrose Road doesn't generate funds, but Scotty's Castle does. So Wildrose Road will probably be put off indefinitely and possibly it'll never get fixed! It's a perfectly fine 4x4 road as is and it wouldn't take much to just open it back up. Just put a big warning sign up and allow people to use it!
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Re: Road Closures

Postby panamint_patty » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:04 pm

Just heard that Wildrose Road is open. There's supposed to be an announcement on Facebook. A friend said she saw it a couple days ago. Great news!
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Re: Road Closures

Postby deathvalleyjake » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:39 am

I've been up Wildrose Road a few times in the last few weeks and it is great to be able to use that road again. It's too bad it took so long to reopen the road, but at least now the road is open and access to the Charcoal Kilns and Mahogany Flats is quick and easy again.
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