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Portal Open?
#59590 05/15/22 06:44 PM
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Are the Whitney Portal Store and road open?

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RenoFrank #59591 05/16/22 06:36 AM
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RenoFrank #59592 05/16/22 11:54 AM
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I called the hostel in Lone Pine, and they reported that the Whitney Portal Store is open and the road is open.

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Steve C #59734 08/02/22 03:14 PM
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This morning I drove by and found the Horseshoe Meadow and Whitney Portal roads signed as closed by flooding.

From the county:
https://www.inyocounty.us/sites/default/files/2022-08/CURRENT%20ROAD%20UPDATE%20REV%20080222_3.pdf

So other roads are closed as well.

Dale B. Dalrymple

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dbd #59735 08/02/22 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by dbd
This morning I drove by and found the Horseshoe Meadow and Whitney Portal roads signed as closed by flooding.

Oh fun. My shepherd's Pass hike for the 14th may be in trouble since Foothills Rd is listed as closed although Onion Valley Rd is open.

But we need the water, so bring it on.

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dbd #59736 08/02/22 06:25 PM
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Bummer. I'm supposed to camp at Whitney Portal 8/9-8/12 with a Whitney day hike on 8/11. Maybe the road will be opened by then....I like the rain but can't it move just a little to the south or to the north? smile

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Grungo #59737 08/03/22 06:17 AM
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Is the County providing any update to when Portal Road will be open?? Two days, 10 days, two weeks?? Hopefully they are giving some guidance on this.

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foxtrot #59739 08/03/22 10:24 AM
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I called the Eastern Sierra Visitors Center (Inyo NF) and they think the Portal Road may be closed for several more days, but didn't know for sure.

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Jake J #59740 08/03/22 10:26 AM
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Does anyone have any experience taking Moffat Ranch Rd.>Movie Rd>Hogback Rd. to the Portal? Apparently these roads are still open, and the Whitney Portal campground is still open.

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Jake J #59741 08/03/22 06:11 PM
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According to the Inyo Sheriff's Office Facebook page, the Whitney Portal, Horseshoe Meadow, and Onion Valley roads just opened back up: https://www.facebook.com/InyoCountySheriffsOffice

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Grungo #59743 08/03/22 07:38 PM
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Awesome news, hopefully no more flash floods (or thunder storms for hikers). Thanks for the update!


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