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rock creek canyon itself has alot of granite...

there is obsideon a bit farther north on395

and i have read about amethyst up in the white mountains....

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Furguson fire and smoke?
« on: July 18, 2018, 03:07:57 PM »
i do know smoke from that fire is filling up the lake tahoe basin today.... 

i have seen pics on facebook of clear skies near mammoth in the morning, and then filled with smoke in the afternoon... so it is wind dependent on where the smoke is going. 

cal fire's update this mornng was not very encouraging about this fire getting put out any time soon...thats a bummer.

perhaps Scout will give us his take of the smoke at the canyon:)

WOW Gary!     

what a great trip report!

i especially love that pic of the fish feeding at sunset...   so gorogus!

hope Vinces knee is feeling better... that had to hurt!

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Rock Creek Trip Starts Tomorrow
« on: July 06, 2018, 04:58:40 PM »
i can tell there is no need to say this..... but i will,,,


looking forward to reading about your trip when you retunr:)

Anything Goes / Re: smoke
« on: June 27, 2018, 07:28:27 PM »
i got to text with packer for a bit this evening,,, and he said there were a few of smokey days there, but its clear now:)

Anything Goes / smoke
« on: June 26, 2018, 07:38:18 AM »
i am thinking Scout can answer this one....

how is the smoke in the canyon?   

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: French Camp area report 5/31-6/3
« on: June 05, 2018, 01:08:21 PM »
yay!    sounds like a great trip!

lucky you:) :tent: :camping:

Strictly Media / Re: Photobucket is hurting and making changes.
« on: May 25, 2018, 09:46:19 AM »
well this is good news!   hope they keep it up

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Conditions
« on: May 15, 2018, 09:07:40 AM »
the resort posted they will be opening the 25th...    and the lake is thawed out:)

Trip Reports from Elsewhere / Re: Hawaii
« on: May 13, 2018, 05:49:07 AM »
everyone, sing it:

'put the ash in the coconut,  she drank em bot up'

its hard to believe that we were there at the end of Jan.. at that volcano, enjoying the view!

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Conditions
« on: May 11, 2018, 12:31:12 PM »
I saw a video of the lake on facebook from may 7.. the lake was mostly thawed out then..  I tried to steal it to post here, but that is beyond my computer skills:)

I know French camp is already open, I haven't seen any updates on the rest. 

Anything Goes / Re: campground opening dates:)
« on: April 27, 2018, 10:19:15 PM »
thanks Scout!  Retired will be arriving Monday...for a week:)

(and take cover Scout.. its opener! :)

Anything Goes / Re: campground opening dates:)
« on: April 26, 2018, 08:00:16 PM »
does anyone know if french camp is open yet?

Anything Goes / campground opening dates:)
« on: April 20, 2018, 10:52:51 PM »
The State of the Inyo, current as of 4/20/18

Mono Lake Ranger District

Roads open: Monitor Pass (Hwy 89), Hwy 120 E (Benton), Bodie (Hwy 270) Lundy Canyon (to the resort), June Lake Loop, Parker Lake Rd. (expect snow and very muddy conditions).

Roads closed: Sonora Pass (Hwy 108), Tioga Pass (Hwy 120 W), Saddlebag Lake Rd.
Campgrounds closed: Lundy Canyon (county), Lower Lee Vining (est. opening 4/26), Moraine (est. opening 4/26), Aspen Grove, Big Bend, Ellery Lake, Tioga Lake, Junction, Sawmill Walk-in, Saddlebag Lake, Saddlebag Lake Group Camp, Aerie Crag (est. opening 4/25), Gull Lake (est. opening 4/25), June Lake (est. opening 4/25), Oh Ridge (est. opening 4/25), Reversed Creek (est. opening 5/12), Silver Lake (est. opening 4/25), Big Springs, Hartley Springs, Glass Creek, Obsidian Flat, Upper and Lower Deadman.

The Mono Basin Visitor Center is open Thursday – Monday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. The visitor center will transition to seven day coverage on 5/1/18.

Mammoth Ranger District

Roads open: Inyo Craters (snow, mud), Mammoth Creek, Mammoth Scenic Loop, Laurel Canyon (snow levels at 8,500 ft.).
Roads closed: Reds Meadow, Lakes Basin Rd., Old Mammoth Rd. to Lakes Basin.

Campgrounds open: Mammoth Mtn. RV Park (private, year round).

Campgrounds closed: Brown’s Owens River, Crowley Lake (BLM), Convict Lake (est. opening 4/20), Coldwater, Old Shady Rest (est. opening 6/1), New Shady Rest (est. opening 5/4), Sherwin Creek (est. opening 5/18), Pine City (est. opening 6/1), Lake George (est. opening 6/1), Lake Mary (est. opening 6/1), Twin Lakes (est. opening 6/1), Pine Glen Family/Group (est. opening 6/1), Agnew Horse, Agnew Group, Upper Soda, Pumice Flat, Pumice Flat Group, Devils Postpile (NPS), Minaret Falls, Reds Meadow.

The Mammoth Welcome Center is open daily 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Devils Postpile Ranger Station is closed for the season.

White Mountain Ranger District

CARMA restoration area closure. The main entrance gate on road 8S40 (east gate) to the restoration site is locked. The western entrance of 8S40 is open, allowing access to the roads 8S40B and 35E306. At road 35E306, road 8S40 is gated and closed to motorized vehicle travel. Respect the restoration efforts. Do not travel w/motorized vehicles beyond closed gates or park off of established roadways where vegetative seeding has occurred.

Roads closed: Rock Creek Rd. at the pack station, North Lake Rd., South Lake Rd. at Parchers.

Roads open: McGee Creek Rd., Rock Creek Rd. to the pack station, Buttermilk Rd. (storm damage), Hwy 168 to Lake Sabrina, South Lake Rd. to Parchers, Big Pine Canyon (Glacier Lodge) Rd., White Mt. Rd. is unmaintained for the winter, travel at own risk, expect impassable snow, Silver Canyon Rd., Wyman Canyon Rd. (expect snow and difficult conditions).

Campgrounds open: Holiday (winter ops, est. opening 4/20), Bitterbrush (winter ops, est. opening 4/25), Goodale (no water, BLM), Grandview (no water, no trash service, firewood is limited), Pleasant Valley Pit (BLM), Pleasant Valley (County).
Campground closed: McGee (est. opening 4/20), Tuff (est. opening 4/20), French Camp (est. opening 4/20), Iris Meadow (est. opening 5/5), Big Meadow (est. opening 5/5), Palisade (est. opening 5/18)Pine Grove (est. opening 5/18), East Fork (est. opening 5/11), Rock Creek (est. opening 5/25), Mosquito Flat Backpacker, Horton Creek (BLM), Aspen Group (est. opening 5/11), Four Jeffrey (est. opening 4/25), Willow (est. opening 4/25), Bishop Park (est. opening 4/25), Bishop Park Group (est. opening 4/25), Big Trees (est. opening 4/25), Forks (est. opening 4/25), Intake 2 (est. opening 4/25), Mountain Glen (est. opening 5/23), Table Mountain Group (est. opening 4/25) , Sabrina (est. opening 5/23), North Lake (est. opening 5/23), Big Pine Creek (est. opening 4/25), Sage Flat (est. opening 5/23), Upper Sage Flat (est. opening 5/23), Clyde Glacier Group Camp (est. opening 4/25), Palisade Glacier Group Camp (est. opening 4/25), Cedar Flat Group Camp.

The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center is closed.

The White Mountain Ranger Station Visitor Center is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, closed for lunch (noon- 1:00 pm), closed federal holidays.

Mt Whitney Ranger District:

Roads closed: Horseshoe Meadow Rd., Whitney Portal Rd.

Roads open: Onion Valley Rd., Foothill Rd., Division Creek Rd., Haiwee Canyon Rd., Mazourka Canyon Rd., Movie Rd., Sage Flat Rd.

Campgrounds open: Boulder Creek RV Resort, Diaz Lake (County), Lone Pine Campground (lower loop open, fully open 4/24), Lower Grays Meadow, Independence Creek (County), Portagee Joe (County), Tuttle Creek (BLM, south loop closed).

Campgrounds closed: Upper Gray’s Meadow (est. opening 4/24), Onion Valley (est. opening 4/24), Whitney Portal (est. opening 4/24), Cottonwood Lakes/Pass, Horseshoe Meadow Equestrian.

The Eastern Sierra Visitor Center in Lone Pine is open daily from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The Inyo National Forest is NOT in Fire Restrictions for fire hazard.

Strictly Media / Re: McCloud Lake
« on: April 13, 2018, 08:59:30 PM »
great shot BJ!   

i think several of us quit with thephotos when photobucket tried to take us hostage...  i have used that site 'imgur' aswell... so Scout, if this old dog can do it.. so can you:)

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Missing Person Alert Yosemite 2/21
« on: February 25, 2018, 01:08:49 PM »
very wise littlefish..

and it also reinforces the importance of telling someone where you are going, and then stick to your plan! 

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Missing Person Alert Yosemite 2/21
« on: February 24, 2018, 11:00:59 AM »

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: INYO County - 'Pleasant' (Valley) Fire
« on: February 20, 2018, 09:22:51 AM »
good to hear... while I doubt a brush fire going thru there would hurt the engines themselves... there are all kinds of old photos and such not that could be lost...   

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: INYO County - 'Pleasant' (Valley) Fire
« on: February 19, 2018, 03:51:28 PM »
I have not read any bad news about the railroad museum in Laws...  is it safe?

Anything Goes / Re: Memories and questions
« on: December 27, 2017, 07:54:19 AM »
lets say that Jim and Sue are trying to learn how to retire:)     

I think Sue may be doing a better job of it than Jim:)

Anything Goes / fires
« on: December 08, 2017, 04:15:46 PM »
i am hoping that all of you in so cal are safe and sound from the fires.  they sound horrifc.  we had our nightmare of fires up here in oct.... they are all horrifc

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Last day of the fishing season
« on: November 20, 2017, 10:46:21 AM »
what a great end of season trip!

sounds like you got to put the fish to bed for the winter:)

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Time to stop Hovering
« on: November 16, 2017, 08:28:53 PM »
or actually log in if you are a member:)

Anything Goes / Re: Entry into Yosemite could cost up to $70
« on: November 06, 2017, 10:17:10 PM »
good points PAC about the costs of other things such as movies..  and then there is disneyland. (while i have no idea what the cost is there anymote, i am sure it is more than this price hike.

and if the money actually gets used in the parks, that would be grand.

so now to decide.. am i happy that i can pay less to get into Mt Lassen?   or am i sad because it wont get as much money?

whoa there...  INCREDIBLE scenery!!

i would love to walk i to evolution lake and see that view! 

i am in awe:)

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