We keep some sticks in the car where they're safe.... Pretty neat storm, so far, maybe 6" at my house today, nice, big , fat flakes, not too heavy. I heard Mammoth has gotten a lot more, it's probably a circus up there. As of yesterday, there was a couple of feet at East Fork, probably lots more by now. No idea about up higher yet...
Post by LittleHardrock on Feb 4, 2019 15:14:53 GMT -8
Scout, glad to know the sticks are safe!!! read this, so you know where you will not be going today:)
this posted by the Mono county sheriff about 2:15 on Monday.....
395 is closed between Mammoth and Bridgeport. Due to extreme avalanche danger, the following roads in Mono County are closed: Information current as of: Monday, 2/4/2019, 10:00 a.m.
Crowley Lake Drive in Long Valley: Closed between McGee Creek Road and 249 Crowley Lake Drive due to avalanche danger. Road will be re-opened and snow removal operations will resume when weather, avalanche conditions and resources permit.
Foothill Road, Mountain View Drive and Orchard Road in Swall Meadows (portions of): Snow removal operations have been suspended until weather, avalanche conditions and resources permit safe operations in the area.
Poole Power Plant Road: Snow removal operations have been suspended, and will resume when weather, avalanche conditions and resources permit safe operations in the area.
Dream Mountain Drive (portions of): Snow removal operations have been suspended, and will resume when weather, avalanche conditions and resources permit safe operations in the area.
Upper Rock Creek Road: Closed at the bottom of canyon, at intersection with Crowley Lake Drive, until weather, avalanche conditions and resources permit safe operations and plowing to the Snow Park can resume.
Saddlebag Lake Road: Closed for the winter season.
Bodie Road: Due to a mudslide on 8/14/18 and extensive road wash-outs, the Bodie Road is closed from the Nevada State line into Mineral County Nevada. This section of roadway has severe damage that makes the road impassible. Mineral County may not have it repaired until the spring of 2019. For details on the status of State Hwy 270 (aka the Bodie Road), please check www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi
Cottonwood Canyon Road: Closed/gated approximately 4 miles from the intersection with Hwy. 167.
Lundy Lake Road: Closed/gated approximately 1.5 miles from intersection with Hwy 395, at the bottom gate.
Virginia Lakes Road: Snow removal operations were suspended January 16, at 3:00 p.m. and the road is currently closed at the bottom parking lot and open to over-snow travel. The closure determination will be revisited every Monday, and snow removal operations will resume when weather, avalanche conditions, and resources permit.
Twin Lakes Road: Snow removal operations have been suspended beyond the Twin Lakes Resort and will resume when weather, avalanche conditions and resources permit safe operations in the area.
NOTE: Most Forest Service roads are currently impassable in wheeled vehicles, and open to over-snow travel. Check local weather forecasts before any visits to remote areas.
After last night, I imagine that list of closures got a lot bigger. Woke up to over a foot of new snow here, luckily it's powder, not too heavy. Lots of digging, plowing, trying to find my wood pile, postponing things I sorta have to do. Chain controls all the way to Bishop, not worth dealing with all the other people on the road. Maybe by tomorrow... garyc....you can always come up and help shovel this stuff, you'll appreciate it more when you're enjoying the run-off this summer....
We're still here. The sun came out, first time in what seems like forever. Still colder than a well digger's belt buckle, not much melting. Most of the roads have ice caps, I've been in four wheel drive for a week. But, today, I didn't have to shovel any snow, I'm really getting tired of that. Drove up the Canyon, lots of ice on the road, but dry pavement in sunny spots. I only went to the top of the Narrows, found a place to turn around and came back down. The road is about a lane and a half, meeting oncoming traffic might be kinda dicey, most people don't know the rules of the road, or who has the right of way..... Supposed to dry out and warm up in the next week. Maggie and I are going to Bishop tomorrow so we can walk in dirt. Look forward to late campground openings, late access to the backcountry, and lots of mosquitoes.....