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Whitney Portal Rd. And Campground opening June 19
#57288 06/17/20 07:35 PM
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Per Inyo National Forrest Website

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Re: Whitney Portal Rd. And Campground opening June 19
Jim Lasos #57292 06/17/20 08:38 PM
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Hurray.

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Jim Lasos #57296 06/17/20 11:19 PM
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According to voicemail, they said the road is opening 6/17 (today) and Google Maps is showing the route from Lone Pine to Whitney Portal campground as open (not sure if this wasn't the case yesterday). So am pretty optimistic about a 6/19 opening of the campground.

Now, if only there was more info on permits....

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scaredofthedark #57299 06/18/20 08:01 AM
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It says 6/19 explicitly on the website, so not sure why you would reference 6/17 (not accurate) and feel optimistic about 6/19 (accurate).

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Jim Lasos #57300 06/18/20 08:50 AM
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Can you post a link? I’m not finding that date anywhere (I’m also new to this).

My permit is for July 7th so I’m pretty excited to hear this.

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Casey #57301 06/18/20 09:08 AM
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Hi, here's the link: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/inyo/recreation

Just scroll down to the Whitney District section

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Paul #57302 06/18/20 09:16 AM
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One week out from today is June 25. Does anyone have a confirmation on their day permit for that date or sooner?

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Jim Lasos #57303 06/18/20 09:29 AM
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Like you, was just sharing info in the event that it might be useful.

I had called the number on this website https://camprrm.com/parks/lone-pine-campground/ which is 760 937 6070 and the voicemail said that the *road* (not campground) will be open 6/17.

The website https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/inyo/recreation shows 6/19 for the campground. So, given the road claims to be open, I'm optimistic that the campground will be open tomorrow as planned.

Still no concrete info on permits though from what I can tell.

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scaredofthedark #57304 06/18/20 12:25 PM
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Manged to get through earlier today to someone. They confirmed that tomorrow morning 6/19, both the road and campground will be open (so the voicemail was wrong, the road is still closed). But good news that the opening of the campground seems to be on track per website and earlier posts.

No info on the trails or permits though still frown.


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