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Eastern Sierra Camping

Discussion in 'Pacific Region' started by 454k30, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. 454k30

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    Got bored at 7pm last night. Called a buddy and we went camping up in kennedy meadows. Wanted to go run the "jeep" trail up there but everything above troy meadows was gated closed and a big sign read "ALL OHV TRAILS CLOSED". With all the warm weather I thought that by now they would be open. Warm weather is a term relative to ridgecrest right now as nighttime temps were in the 20's. Ended up with three layers of fleece and a north face jacket on, then stuffed myself into my mummy bag. Woke up sweating my a** off as the temp was up into the 70's before 10am. So if anyone else plans on heading up to the sierras in the next couple weeks go prepared for massive temp swings!
     
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    Were the trails closed because of threat of snow?
     
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    No. I asked the ranger station the next day about that and they told me that it is just a seasonal closure to help cutdown on trail erosion. The forest service does similar stuff to that in colorado where I grew up. I should've updated the post.
     
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    That sounds similar to how they handled Lockwood/Miller Jeep.:bow:
     
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    is that the one that got run over by that wildfire? If so then yes they handled the hayman burn in CO the same way. I took a mountain bike through part of the hayman zone and it is probably good that they closed it. Their are a bunch of sink holes and washed out roads that would no doubt ruin an unsuspecting motorists day.
     
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    Lockwood/Miller was burned by the "Day Fire" last fall, but normally the trails are closed Jan. 1 through April or May depending on how late the rains stop.
     
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    this thread almost belongs in the land use forum! Are they going to reopen the Day Fire area this year? Hayman area in Colorado is still closed and that was like 5 years ago!
     
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    Haven't heard.
     
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    **edit**



    sorry just looked and yeah it's still closed due to the fire damage
     
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    Do you have a link to check status?
     

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