Guesses about when Kaiser Pass will open?

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Re: Guesses about when Kaiser Pass will open?

Post by AlmostThere » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:50 am

Snowfire wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:04 am
I drove Kaiser Pass on June 12 with no problem. Sign and website say “closed”, but heard the gate has been open since middle of last week. FS, SCE, and business operators just seem to prefer not to have vehicles on the road, but it was open to drive.
Not that they prefer it, it was actually not open to the public -- folks with leases/permits could go. It's open to the public as of today.








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Re: Guesses about when Kaiser Pass will open?

Post by SSSdave » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:07 am

Muir Trail Ranch website shows they are accepting reservations from July 3 so the Florence Lake store and ferry service would need to be active at least before that date. In the mean time on my upcoming TBD date backpack, I will be using the 4.5 mile trail to hike around the reservoir.

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Re: Guesses about when Kaiser Pass will open?

Post by SSSdave » Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:00 pm

Florence Lake 2019 ferry service per their updated website apparently starts tomorrow. My gear and food is ready so just need to fill my pack and hit the road sometime next week. 10-day weather forecast looks rather consistent with sunny skies, a few clouds, and pleasant temps at 8k. Am glad I didn't pull the trigger last week so won't need to hike the 4 miles around the reservoir. That leaves an 8 mile hike with minor vertical to reach the Panorama Dome zone.

http://florence-lake.com/index.html

The ferry will open on June 23rd. The store will open a few days later.

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Re: Guesses about when Kaiser Pass will open?

Post by bobby49 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:54 pm

Where is the Panorama Dome zone?

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Re: Guesses about when Kaiser Pass will open?

Post by SSSdave » Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:58 pm

above the reservoir

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Re: Guesses about when Kaiser Pass will open?

Post by bobby49 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:56 pm

I see Pavilion Dome, but no Panorama Dome.

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Re: Guesses about when Kaiser Pass will open?

Post by SSSdave » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:14 pm

Haha. Pretty funny. Thanks.

I'll blame it on senior old age degeneration of name identities. Obviously both stored at similar brain areas for P sounding "domes".

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