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#30944 - 04/14/13 11:59 PM Portal Road & Horseshoe Meadow Road are open
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7831
Loc: Fresno, CA
The road is open to Whitney Portal.

Walter R emailed and reported that on Saturday, Apr 13, he drove to Whitney Portal, and the road is completely open. The "Road Closed" sign is gone.


Edit, April 20:   Fishmonger reported the Whitney Portal Store is open as of Friday, April 19.

Here's to another good season! Wishing Doug and his crew all the best.


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#30950 - 04/15/13 10:52 AM Re: Portal Road is open [Re: Steve C]
JorgeP(arg) Offline


Registered: 04/13/12
Posts: 14
Loc: Los Angeles
Great! Now season 2013 is "officially" open.
When you have the info, let us know the same for Horseshoe Meadows road. thanks
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#30952 - 04/15/13 11:34 AM Re: Portal Road is open [Re: JorgeP(arg)]
Fishmonger Offline


Registered: 01/07/10
Posts: 1033
Loc: Madison, WI
is it ever open...

somewhere below Iceberg Lake

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#30975 - 04/17/13 09:26 PM Re: Portal Road is open [Re: Fishmonger]
2600fromatari Offline


Registered: 10/18/10
Posts: 453
Loc: San Diego
Excellent picture Fish. Must be an awesome feeling.

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#30977 - 04/17/13 10:41 PM Re: Portal Road is open [Re: JorgeP(arg)]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7831
Loc: Fresno, CA
Originally Posted By: JorgeP(arg)
Great! Now season 2013 is "officially" open.
When you have the info, let us know the same for Horseshoe Meadows road. thanks


I read elsewhere that the road crews are working on it.

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#30979 - 04/18/13 05:16 PM Re: Portal Road is open [Re: Steve C]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7831
Loc: Fresno, CA
Regarding Horseshoe Meadows Road, I talked with Inyo County people today. They are hoping to have it open by the last weekend this month (Apr 27), but it may take a few days longer.

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#31011 - 04/20/13 10:08 AM Re: Portal Road is open [Re: Steve C]
JorgeP(arg) Offline


Registered: 04/13/12
Posts: 14
Loc: Los Angeles
Thanks for the info, Steve. I'll keep reading this post.
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#31076 - 04/24/13 09:47 PM Re: Portal Road is open [Re: JorgeP(arg)]
2600fromatari Offline


Registered: 10/18/10
Posts: 453
Loc: San Diego

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#31186 - 05/01/13 10:25 PM Re: Portal Road is open [Re: 2600fromatari]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7831
Loc: Fresno, CA
Horseshoe Meadow Road opened today.

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#31193 - 05/02/13 11:47 AM Re: Portal Road is open [Re: Steve C]
JorgeP(arg) Offline


Registered: 04/13/12
Posts: 14
Loc: Los Angeles
Thank you Steve. I was checking very often the link provided 2 post before this, but I guess is not updated regularly.
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#31194 - 05/02/13 12:18 PM Re: Portal Road is open [Re: JorgeP(arg)]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7831
Loc: Fresno, CA
> but I guess is not updated regularly.

cool It is fun keeping this site up-to-date. Inyo staff are stretched way too thin.

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#31200 - 05/02/13 05:15 PM Re: Portal Road is open [Re: Steve C]
Jim Means Offline


Registered: 03/29/12
Posts: 5
Loc: San Diego, CA
Starting this morning the Inyo NF automated phone system says the Horseshoe Meadow Road is open. Speaking to a person directly confirmed that the road is open and that both campgrounds are open.

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#31216 - 05/03/13 02:19 PM Re: Portal Road is open [Re: Jim Means]
John Sims Offline


Registered: 04/20/12
Posts: 548
Loc: Sunnyvale, California
Has anyone been up to Army Pass (old) recently? Curious to know what the trail conditions are. Condisering June hike, but might go earlier if the trail is good.
Thanks,
John

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#31232 - 05/04/13 11:05 PM Re: Portal Road is open [Re: John Sims]
marmoting Offline


Registered: 09/22/10
Posts: 13
Loc: CA
The trail to Cottonwood Lakes was clear and dry today. Army Pass is still covered in steep snow, but there are snow-free alternatives. The snow on New Army Pass can be bypassed via rocks to the west. The chute north of the Fin is completely dry. Army Point and Cirque can also be climbed without snow. Even Langley can be climbed without touching snow.

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#31235 - 05/05/13 10:35 AM Re: Portal Road is open [Re: marmoting]
John Sims Offline


Registered: 04/20/12
Posts: 548
Loc: Sunnyvale, California
Originally Posted By: marmoting
The trail to Cottonwood Lakes was clear and dry today. Army Pass is still covered in steep snow, but there are snow-free alternatives. The snow on New Army Pass can be bypassed via rocks to the west. The chute north of the Fin is completely dry. Army Point and Cirque can also be climbed without snow. Even Langley can be climbed without touching snow.

Thanks for the update. Guess I'll wait a while.

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