Current conditions for snowshoeing near Lone Pine and Bishop

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Current conditions for snowshoeing near Lone Pine and Bishop

Post by DAVELA » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:23 am

Does anybody know what conditions are like for snowshoeing off of whitney portal road in lone pine,onion valley rd in Independance,and hiway 168 going to lake sabrina?Basically i would like to know where the roads get blocked or closed off because of snow.Then i just park and snowshoe from there.Just simple snowshoeing.
Also does anybody know what conditions might be for the little lakes valley rd/mosquito flats?Is it ever clear all the way to mosqito flats in winter?Thanks


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Re: Current conditions for snowshoeing near Lone Pine and Bishop

Post by John Dittli » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:27 am

Onion Valley gets closed at Seven Pines, Bishop Creek at Habeggers (so fk) and Aspendel (m & n fks). Rock Creek at North Fork Campground (though after big storms it may be closed at Tom's Place) Rk Ck requires Snow Park Permit.

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Re: Current conditions for snowshoeing near Lone Pine and Bishop

Post by John Dittli » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:44 am

Fairly current conditions from McGee Creek
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Re: Current conditions for snowshoeing near Lone Pine and Bishop

Post by DAVELA » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:03 am

I wonder if todays weather will bring good snow cover...Someone last week told me snow around whitney portal wasnt great-like sugar crystals...im thinking of going up tomorrow or wait for next weeks big storm system?
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