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avatar Gate at Cherry Lake
April 15, 2012 11:53AM
Its April 15th, anyone know if its open?
avatar Re: Gate at Cherry Lake
April 15, 2012 02:39PM
Nearly all FS roads open on Apr. 15th ... conditions permitting.
It SHOULD definitely be open. Getting all the way to Shingle may be another story.
Call Groveland RS (209)962-7825

May head up there myself nxt weekend with the Chick-on mobile
(although there's a few in the valley I want to do still while it's still self reg... )
(so we'll see)



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avatar Re: Gate at Cherry Lake
April 16, 2012 07:59PM
Thank you sir. Unfortunately, I can't make it out on my next set of off days, but if you haven't made it up there by the end of April, I'll let you know how it is...
avatar Re: Gate at Cherry Lake
April 17, 2012 07:16AM
Wild guess is that I'll make it there before end of April too...



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avatar Re: Gate at Cherry Lake
April 21, 2012 08:15PM
I was told this earlier today:

"The road the the Shingle Spring trailhead is blocked by a downed tree about 1 1/2 miles from the top."
avatar Re: Gate at Cherry Lake
April 21, 2012 08:28PM
By any chance, it wouldn't be THIS tree?

(Photo taken by our favorite chick-on Chick-on is looking at you! this past December)


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Re: Gate at Cherry Lake
May 22, 2012 12:32PM
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plawrence

What, neither of you guys had a pocket knife?
avatar Re: Gate at Cherry Lake
May 22, 2012 01:57PM
I started pecking at it. But after a few minutes Billy told me to put my pecker away.
Said I was gonna hurt myself.

tongue sticking out smiley



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avatar Re: Gate at Cherry Lake
May 22, 2012 02:23PM
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What, neither of you guys had a pocket knife?

Just paint it to look like a Twinkie and wait for a hungry Chick-on to show up.
avatar Re: Gate at Cherry Lake
April 21, 2012 08:58PM
Hah, I would say the odds would be very high that it's the same tree...Thanks for the picture.
avatar Re: Gate at Cherry Lake
April 21, 2012 11:28PM
Thank the Chick-on. wink
avatar Re: Gate at Cherry Lake
April 22, 2012 07:32AM
Where was that tree? I walked that road in early March and saw some recent saw work done below the Eleanor trailhead and along the trail from Shingle, along the road between Eleanor and Shingle I didn't see anything major, though in a couple areas I explored in the woods and missed switchbacks.
avatar Re: Gate at Cherry Lake
April 23, 2012 07:45AM
Well... that is why I asked you ...
http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?3,51772,51775#msg-51775

(but you knew that... right?)

Here is where the tree was/is:

Prob. right at the arrow but could be anywhere in the pink line... I didn't mark it with a waypoint...

My trip was this:
http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?3,49907
(sorry oak, u no got Inferno on my anymore... in case you missed it) tongue sticking out smiley



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avatar Re: Gate at Cherry Lake
April 23, 2012 08:09AM
I walked that stretch, don't recall anything that seemed 'major'.
avatar Re: Gate at Cherry Lake
April 23, 2012 08:21AM
If you walked that stretch... then you must have walked the entire road.... b/c above there is
steep and lots and lots o deadfall and yummy goodness.
Trees fall. So it may be new. We had a huge wind storm blow thru a few weekends ago...
I'd guess it occurred then...



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avatar Re: Gate at Cherry Lake
April 23, 2012 12:47PM
I missed the area around the first big switchback after the Eleanor TH, and I'm pretty sure it was the second big switchback where I thought a little more cutting was required.
avatar Re: Gate at Cherry Lake
April 24, 2012 11:55AM
I'm hoping to be able to get out that way Sunday evening/Monday morning, I'll post the latest conditions when I get back.
Re: Gate at Cherry Lake
May 22, 2012 01:05PM
No one carries a tow strap?
avatar Re: Gate at Cherry Lake
May 22, 2012 01:56PM
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No one carries a tow strap?

Huh? Seriously, take another look at that tree. Unless you're driving a tank you aint moving it.
It needs to be cut.



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avatar Re: Gate at Cherry Lake
May 22, 2012 02:04PM
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No one carries a tow strap?

Huh? Seriously, take another look at that tree. Unless you're driving a tank you aint moving it.
It needs to be cut.

Nah, an H1 would move that thing. winking smiley
avatar Re: Gate at Cherry Lake
May 22, 2012 02:25PM
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Hitech
Nah, an H1 would move that thing. winking smiley

Only if it had any fuel left.
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May 22, 2012 02:49PM
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Hitech
Nah, an H1 would move that thing. winking smiley

Only if it had any fuel left.

When driven properly they get better fuel mileage than rumored. And its easy to carry extra. winking smiley
avatar Re: Gate at Cherry Lake
May 22, 2012 08:53PM
It was cut. You're good to go now
Re: Gate at Cherry Lake
May 23, 2012 06:56AM
Great! I can drive my limo up there this weekend, then.
avatar Re: Gate at Cherry Lake
May 23, 2012 07:35AM
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AlmostThere
Great! I can drive my limo up there this weekend, then.

When you get back to your veee-hick-al ... and the check engine light comes on.
...
I'm innocent
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http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?3,43736

(note to self... if it looks and smells like a Twinkie... it MAY be a large tree...
or a Dodge Peek-up... )

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avatar Re: Gate at Cherry Lake
May 22, 2012 08:52PM
Haha, I'm going to assume that was a joke...

Anyways, it was chainsawed and you can get through and apparently get lost and wander off to Edith from there.
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