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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Interesting Weather
« on: October 05, 2017, 08:09:47 PM »
Well, have to say this is one of the earliest years we have ever closed up for winter.  Nighttime temps in the canyon have been consistently between 16-25 degrees for the past 3-weeks.  It usually does not get that cold until November.  There is a “heat spell” this weekend, but that only warms up the nights to the 30’s...which is normal this time of the year.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Interesting Weather
« on: September 24, 2017, 07:51:39 PM »
We usually get at least one unexpected snow storm each September.  It has happened every year since we purchased our cabin.  I remember being so excited when we picked up our keys and spent the first night...then woke up to it snowing the next day and thinking what the hell have we gotten ourselves into.  Had to wait for the plow to come up so we could get down the hill.

Anything Goes / Re: Good Shooting Areas?
« on: August 06, 2017, 08:26:57 PM »
Hey there Marine One.  We usually head a few miles in on the road after the dam before turning off.  The closer areas are if you go left off the road, which is where we usually go.  There are a lot of dirt roads back there so you have a lot of options.

Anything Goes / Re: Good Shooting Areas?
« on: June 27, 2017, 07:34:38 PM »
I would not do it...see my post that will bring you to a shooting area that is 10 minutes from Tom's Place if you are looking for an area close to Rock Creek to do some recreational shooting. 

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: flooding /campground closures
« on: June 26, 2017, 05:56:14 PM »
And that area right around your cabin is one of the worst in the canyon for seepage and standing water. The worst chigger attack I ever suffered was when staying at Palisades. All the grass that grows around that area is prime for those pesky pest.

You got that right...yesterday morning I left a can of bug spray outside and when I went to pick it up there were two mosquitoes on the can!

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: flooding /campground closures
« on: June 26, 2017, 02:17:49 PM »
Hate to break it to you all, but they are really bad already. There is just a lot of standing water and mud which just creates a breeding ground. I usually don't get bit up too bad but this past weekend it was off the hook. Even driving down 395 we had so many bugs hit the windshield it sounded like it was raining!

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: rock creek lake campground
« on: June 25, 2017, 08:37:56 PM »
Yes, unfortunately the road is a mud pit with three new streams running thru it.  We can get in but only with 4WD. One of the culverts was washed out, so I see some road repair in the future. The super-not-so-secret fishing hole is HUGE now.  I would say 80% of rock reek is white water rapids right now...not to many places to stream fish. The lake on the other hand is reallly full.  Just plan to bring some mud boots to get around as I am sure conditions wont change much in the next two weeks.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: rock creek lake campground
« on: June 25, 2017, 03:21:14 PM »
Road is open to Mosquito Flats.  Still patches of snow up there and lots of mud but the road is clear. 

Anything Goes / Re: Good Shooting Areas?
« on: June 10, 2017, 06:06:33 PM »
Roy must be fishing or shooting… So I'll try and help you out. If you're camping in Rock Creek Canyon you can easily access shooting areas across 395. Go down to the end of Rock Creek Road where it intersects with 395, go straight across 395. This is Owens Gorge Road. Follow the paved road and you will pass by some homes and cabins and after a few miles you will come upon Crowley Lake and the dam. Drive across the dam and continue on Owens Gorge Road, which turns into a gravel/dirt road.  There are many forest service roads that you can pull off and find open shooting areas. Abide by all posted signs and use good judgement.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Request RCL Info
« on: May 15, 2017, 08:30:06 PM »
I know my place still has a lot of snow and I can't drive in quite yet.  As far as East Fork goes, its still in the 30's at night, actually 26 tonight, so snow will stick.  Should get up to the 60's this weekend.  Last weekend there was still at least 2 feet of snow on the ground around East Fork, thanks to our neighbor that hiked in to give us a report.  We will see if they can get East Fork cleared out by Memorial Day. 

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Request RCL Info
« on: April 05, 2017, 06:18:33 PM »
The last time it snowed like this the road was only plowed to the snow park.  On the chance they get it plowed to the lake, expect it only to be plowed to the entrance as the campground will not be open.  If you have 4WD you might be able to make it to the boat ramp.  Also be prepared to hike into the lake to fish and there is a chance the lake would still be frozen, don't know if anyone has reported on a thaw yet. You can call Tom's Place for road conditions 760-935-4239...number posted above was off by one number. 

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Suggestions
« on: February 19, 2017, 08:19:15 PM »
Another option would be Bridgeport.  We used to take an Annual trip up there to Twin Lakes and Robinson Creek.  There are many nice campgrounds along the Creek and Bridgeport is a nice little town too.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Lots of snow, part 2
« on: January 30, 2017, 06:01:50 PM »
Thanks for the update Scout!

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Lots of snow, part 2
« on: January 29, 2017, 07:45:59 PM »
Wow...wish I could get up there.  The road is usually plowed up to the snow park...which is the parking area on the left before Palisade/ East Fork...but looks like the skied up the full 9 miles which means the road is still closed.  It is a cross country ski area up there...when the road is plowed.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Lots of snow, part 2
« on: January 24, 2017, 05:22:55 PM »
Mammoth Snow Update-

Mammoth Mountain reports “the snowiest month ever on record” there, with still a week left in January. The latest storm brought 58 inches of fresh snow, sending the month’s total to 241 inches, shattering the total for the previous snowiest month – 209 inches in December 2010.

“We’re already three feet over that,” said Mammoth Mountain spokesman Tim LeRoy. “It’s a record breaker by a pretty wide margin.”

Mammoth is also boasting the deepest snow pack of any resort in North America, with 345 inches for the season. Records at the resort date back to the 1969-70 season.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Lots of snow, part 2
« on: January 23, 2017, 08:52:30 PM »
Wow...hang in their Scout. We have been unable to get up to our cabin yet as the road was shut down when we came up to try.  I am sure it is under the snow by now, just hope it is still standing. I know there have been avalanches up above East Fork but don't know the damage.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Lot's O' snow is on the way...
« on: January 12, 2017, 05:42:44 PM »

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Lot's O' snow is on the way...
« on: January 06, 2017, 10:00:24 AM »
Just saw the weather alert about Walker River flooding so be careful if traveling up north on the 395. I remember the flood of 97' and every time I drive that way I point out to my family where the water was when it was at its highest.

LHR - Husband already tried the blow torch idea.  He was frustrated with shoveling out from our door to the outhouse so he hauled up his blow torch and propane tank.  Unfortunately, it was not a success. 

Everyone be safe up there...

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Lot's O' snow is on the way...
« on: January 05, 2017, 10:57:37 AM »
Yeah, we were going to head up next weekend and shovel off our roof but think I will wait awhile.  With all the storms they, RK road is usually last on the list for a plow.  I have seen the lodge take the snowcat all the way down to Tom's before.  Don't think I am up for a 7 mile hike in the snow just to shovel my roof.  Take it easy Scout...things are supposed to get worse.

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: RCL Bait Fishing
« on: August 30, 2016, 08:39:16 PM »
Just got back from the lake.  Tried every known bait bottom fishing with a long leader and was not successful.  Was very successful using a bobber with a mosquito fly and also with night crawlers.  Caught a nice 2lb rainbow on Sunday.  So as others have said, top fishing may be your best bet this time of the year.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: FIRE- Lower Rock Creek
« on: August 08, 2016, 07:48:17 PM »
Fire is 95% contained  :clap: :clap: Stopped by 395 today and no smoke was visible from highway, just remnants of the red fire retardant on the hills.  Road remains closed.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: FIRE- Lower Rock Creek
« on: August 07, 2016, 07:00:10 PM »
Swall Meadow residents have been allowed back in to their homes, hard closure remains at 395/ Old Sherwin Grade Road.  Thanks to all that helped get the fire under control so quickly.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: FIRE- Lower Rock Creek
« on: August 07, 2016, 01:22:35 PM »
Looks like things are under control, issue is continued winds that pick up in afternoon.  They pulled fire personnel from the other Mono County fires onto this one due to the risk of loss of homes.  They were all stationed at hot creek, so they were able to respond quickly.  Will be by tomorrow to check it out for myself.  Always get nervous when these fires are too close to home.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: FIRE- Lower Rock Creek
« on: August 06, 2016, 10:53:02 PM »
Report tonight remains the same, 185 acres and 5% contained.  Crews mad excellent progress exists listing a fireline around the perimeter and hope to make more progress tomorrow.  Lower Rock Creek Road remains closed and Swall Meadows remains evacuated.  Looks like crews are hopefull to make more progress tomorrow on containment and have stopped the spread thus far beyond 185 acres.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: FIRE- Lower Rock Creek
« on: August 06, 2016, 09:35:44 AM »
Unfortunately the wind has fueled the fire and now it is only 5% contained and 185 acres. Reports are that it is human caused. Fire heading towards Swall Meadows.

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