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Trip Reports from Elsewhere / Re: Hawaii
« on: May 12, 2018, 09:35:15 PM »
Nice pics...Tunnels is my favorite spot on Kauai.  Being a home owner on the Big Island now, I don’t get to Kauai anymore.  Now I just get to hang loose with lava flows, volcanic explosions and toxic gases. 

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Road Report for Opener
« on: April 13, 2018, 07:55:22 PM »
Thanks for the info!

Eastern Sierra Forum / Road Report for Opener
« on: April 08, 2018, 08:13:19 PM »
I know there was some late snow this year so was wondering what the status of Rock Creek Road is and if it is plowed up to the lake yet.  Just wondering if it would be open for the season at the end of the month.  Thanks

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Snow Report?
« on: February 12, 2018, 07:54:02 PM »
We were up on Saturday too and drove right in which was odd for this time of the year.  Drove up to the lake and saw a bald eagle eating some trout, which was really cool.  Drove down to the boat ramp thru some patches of snow. Heard it is snowing up there today so hope it continues. 

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Snow Report?
« on: February 01, 2018, 09:03:24 PM »
Thanks for the replies.  I have been watching those warm temps and I am sure it is melting the snow.  It was 90 degrees down here in SoCal this week.  Was really hoping for another good winter to kill off those stupid bark beetles!  Lets hope for a Miracle March

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Snow Report?
« on: January 29, 2018, 10:09:12 PM »
Thanks Topwater...we will be up next weekend to hike back in and check out the homestead.  I will make sure to bring my snowshoes!

Eastern Sierra Forum / Snow Report?
« on: January 29, 2018, 04:45:21 PM »
Anyone know the current conditions of Rock Creek?  Don’t think there has been much snow yet...

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...

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