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Eastern Sierra wide open!

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avatar Eastern Sierra wide open!
March 18, 2007 02:20PM
Most roads in the Eastern Sierra are wide open up to about 9000 ft. I had no problem reaching Upper Twin Lake west of Bridgeport, the snow takes over about 5 miles east of Conway Summit about a half mile east of Virginia Lakes, and the road to Bodie has absolutely no snow on it whatsoever.

I don't know what this latest storm will do but I don't think it'll affect conditions for too long, next weekend should be just as dry at was on St. Patrick's day.

I'm working on my Saturday photos, more later.
Re: Eastern Sierra wide open!
March 19, 2007 10:36AM
According to Caltrans Hwy 89 over Monitor Pass is already open. The storm will probably close it again temporarily.
avatar Re: Eastern Sierra wide open!
March 19, 2007 05:16PM
Take a look at the Tioga cam. There's a road sign in the picture that hardly looks buried in snow in the least. Last year at this time it was probably invisible.

avatar Re: Eastern Sierra wide open!
March 29, 2007 12:41PM
I heard a rumor that Caltrans is predicting they'll have the road open up to Ellery Lake by April 15th. Sure isn't like last year.

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