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Re: Helicopter flying around Clouds Rest & In Tenaya Canyon Sat.

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avatar Helicopter flying around Clouds Rest & In Tenaya Canyon Sat.
June 10, 2013 08:39PM
Wutts up wit dat? Anyone?



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avatar Re: Helicopter flying around Clouds Rest & In Tenaya Canyon Sat.
June 10, 2013 08:46PM
Pretty sure they are continuing the search for the plane that went down in the winter
Re: Helicopter flying around Clouds Rest & In Tenaya Canyon Sat.
June 10, 2013 09:00PM
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Pretty sure they are continuing the search for the plane that went down in the winter



Probably posted at all of the major trailheads. Poor fellow, rest in peace.
avatar Re: Helicopter flying around Clouds Rest & In Tenaya Canyon Sat.
June 10, 2013 09:07PM
It's better with pictures:





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Re: Helicopter flying around Clouds Rest & In Tenaya Canyon Sat.
June 11, 2013 02:36PM
We were hiking back from North Dome - we were on the exposed granite heading back up to Indian Rock when the chopper flew over us. I just stopped and watched and someone in the back seat waved at me, so I waved back. I didn't want to wave first, for fear they would think I was in trouble. It was that freaking hot Saturday and I was afraid they were looking for possible fires sparked by lightning over the past few nights and fanned by the hot winds that had picked up, or were looking for hikers in distress, and finally, the lost plane... but it was definitely a Cal Fire helicopter, so I thought fire first...
avatar Re: Helicopter flying around Clouds Rest & In Tenaya Canyon Sat.
June 11, 2013 05:04PM
I think that is the topper that is stationed at Crane Flat LO.

Yup... I told the noobs with me... whatever you do ... don't wave to them with both hands...
you're better off just looking up and not waving at all.



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Re: Helicopter flying around Clouds Rest & In Tenaya Canyon Sat.
June 11, 2013 05:09PM
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I think that is the topper that is stationed at Crane Flat LO.

I was up at Crane Flat LO early Sunday. This looks like the same helicopter that was parked up there. I'll check my photos later.
Re: Helicopter flying around Clouds Rest & In Tenaya Canyon Sat.
June 11, 2013 07:37PM
This is the best photo I have of it parked at Crane Flat.


IMG_8490 by edg13, on Flickr
avatar Re: Helicopter flying around Clouds Rest & In Tenaya Canyon Sat.
June 11, 2013 09:52PM
Thanks. I was pretty sure saw it before... smiling smiley

They've had that chopper for awhile now... took this one from the Lookout June 26th, 2010.


Here's another from Watkins last Saturday with Quarter Domes in the b/g:


Buena Vista Ridge in the way back there... Pathetic amount of snow...



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Re: Helicopter flying around Clouds Rest & In Tenaya Canyon Sat.
June 11, 2013 07:51PM
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I think that is the topper that is stationed at Crane Flat LO.

I was up at Crane Flat LO early Sunday. This looks like the same helicopter that was parked up there. I'll check my photos later.

Speaking of Crane Flat: what are the rules for driving up when the gate is open? Gotta be a no-no, right?
Re: Helicopter flying around Clouds Rest & In Tenaya Canyon Sat.
June 11, 2013 08:06PM
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I think that is the topper that is stationed at Crane Flat LO.

I was up at Crane Flat LO early Sunday. This looks like the same helicopter that was parked up there. I'll check my photos later.

Speaking of Crane Flat: what are the rules for driving up when the gate is open? Gotta be a no-no, right?

Gate was open on Sunday morning and I didn't know of anything prohibiting it, so I drove up and did the quick walk around the the helipad up to the lookout proper. For what it's worth, there were some Fire/SAR(?) personnel there who seemed undistributed by our presence.
Re: Helicopter flying around Clouds Rest & In Tenaya Canyon Sat.
June 11, 2013 08:16PM
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Gate was open on Sunday morning and I didn't know of anything prohibiting it, so I drove up and did the quick walk around the the helipad up to the lookout proper. For what it's worth, there were some Fire/SAR(?) personnel there who seemed undistributed by our presence.

I've seen the gate open a few times, thought about heading up. The path looks quite narrow though. What if there's an emergency while you're driving up? It'd be a bad, embarrassing situation.
avatar Re: Helicopter flying around Clouds Rest & In Tenaya Canyon Sat.
June 11, 2013 09:55PM
It the gate is open... drive up. Park in the parking spaces... and walk the trail to the
lookout tower which should be open and in "museum" status.
The helipad and chopper are off limits. Stay on the trail which goes around the
paved driveway to the lookout tower and housing quarters.

It's signed...





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