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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:)

Anything Goes / Re: Another opertunity for free fly fishing classes.
« on: October 25, 2017, 01:55:27 PM »
free?   i think i may have some spare free in my pocket:)

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Pictures from September Trip
« on: October 17, 2017, 07:07:42 PM »
wonderful pics.   thank you!

Anything Goes / Re: posting pics
« on: September 25, 2017, 09:25:01 AM »
testing imgur..

got to make it smaller:)

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Interesting Weather
« on: September 24, 2017, 04:51:54 PM »
chp spent the week hauling hikers off of the pacific crest trail that came out on ebbots pass... that road was closed alos, but chp had a feeling, so drove up there in their bigger vehicles to see who they might find, and bingo!   they were right!   lots of folks hiking not prepared for winter like weather!

Anything Goes / posting pics
« on: September 20, 2017, 09:20:23 AM »
I haven't looked for an alternative to photobucket for posting pics yet...

has anyone had any luck with another source?

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Birthday Trip Recap
« on: September 20, 2017, 09:17:03 AM »
another great trip in the books!


love hearing this:)

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Birthday Trip This Weekend
« on: September 08, 2017, 02:21:21 PM »
Enjoy !!   And then enjoy for all of us too!   

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: August 27 through Sept 2 trip
« on: August 23, 2017, 05:50:47 PM »
enjoy Steve!

just have cold beverage on ice ready for everyone :)

Anything Goes / Re: Good Shooting Areas?
« on: August 09, 2017, 12:45:30 PM »
something new on the west side this summer.. 'they' have banned target shooting in large areas of forest.. there have been several fires started by target shooters this year.  as far as I know, this is in the general area surrounding yosemite, kings, and sequoia .. but far more than just the parks themselves.

Eastern Sierra Trip Reports / Re: Tioga Pass Area
« on: August 08, 2017, 06:35:52 AM »
great article PAC...   I think there was a clue in the wording in it as well.. not hust heavy / large snowpack.. they referred to the Sierra Cement that occurs here...    makes it twice as heavy.. so sad to see the damage... 

Anything Goes / Re: how to post pics
« on: August 03, 2017, 06:07:14 PM »
ok, this is crazy!  that is an amazing amount of money!

so.. if anyone out there wants to save a copy of any photos on this board... you had better start saving them to your computer...   we shall see what dissappears.. how sad

Anything Goes / Re: how to post pics
« on: July 31, 2017, 06:29:22 AM »
well that sucks!   I know I went 'ad free' on photo bucket.. but that was cheap.  I haven't seen nor heard anything about sharing to forums yet tho, so sad.......come on folks.. what sites are you using to post pics?

Anything Goes / how to post pics
« on: July 29, 2017, 12:11:36 PM »
we had a request for how to post pictures...   I use photobucket, I know others use different ways... care to put them here to our members can choose their best options?

I use photobucket..

you upload your photo from your computer or phone to photobucket..     (which depending on how many you are putting in there, and your internet, can take a bit)

once the photos are in photobucket..

start your thread on this board... 

then open photobucket in another window. ( I have a 'plus' sign on a tab at the top of my screen to do this)   so you have access to both this board and photobucket

 open a photo you want to put on the board, and you will see off to the right, a column of ways to share.. on mine, its the bottom one..labeled IMG..  copy that link by right clicking on your mouse, then past it onto the thread in the board.   (when you paste it to the board, it looks like it was pasted twice.. this is how it is supposed to look)

you can write between photos on your thread,, skip a few lines to put space between your photos if you would like, otherwise they connect to each other.. 

I usually have both the board, and photobucket open at the same time, going back and forth between the two...   start my thread on the board, go get a copy of my photo, place the photo, skip down a few lines,, write something, go get another photo... back and forth, back and forth

when some of us do long posts, we have lost them part way thru.. so if you are doing lots of photos, you may want to do several posts.... part 1, 2 etc.   or post what you have, then go back and hit edit and add more..  that way you wont loose what is already in there:)   (hitting edit will also let you change where things are if you wish)

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