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Wildrose/Thorndike/Mahogany Closure -- Extent of damage

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Wildrose/Thorndike/Mahogany Closure -- Extent of damage

Post by aimless » Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:22 pm

Just came through and was disappointed in the closure.

Anyone have photos of the damage or know the extent of it?

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Post by Gowergulch42 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:30 pm

The road is gone in lower Wildrose Canyon, Thorndike and Mahogany are snowed in. No road damage to that area.
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Post by Gowergulch42 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:31 pm

Also there is no plan in place to reopen that road last I heard.
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Post by MojaveGeek » Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:24 pm

Is the road in over Emigrant Pass open? Or is that still gated closed down near the junction with 190?

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Post by Gowergulch42 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:15 pm

Yes they opened it today (or yesterday?)
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Post by aimless » Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:44 am

No plan to reopen...ever? I wanted to come back in the spring and do the telescope peak hike. Think it'll be open then?

If not I guess we can just start from the road closure on foot...any idea? I know the budget situation probably makes this more difficult.

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Post by Gowergulch42 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:28 am

Wildrose Road is only severely damaged between Panamint valley road and Emigrant Pass Road. Mahogany Flats will be open once the snow melts above the level of the road.
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Post by aimless » Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:05 am

Ok thanks. I've camped at Wildrose several times and hiked to Telescope Peak before. That's my favorite area in the park but I've been limited to two wheel drive.

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Post by ETAV8R » Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:50 pm

I got word the road is open to the kilns. Hard to believe. Anyone have first hand knowledge?

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Post by agtoau » Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:39 pm

ETAV8R wrote:I got word the road is open to the kilns. Hard to believe. Anyone have first hand knowledge?
Which road are you referring to? Emigrant Canyon road? If yes, it is open to the kilns -

http://www.nps.gov/deva/loader.cfm?csMo ... eid=439529

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Post by aimless » Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:48 am

Well maybe I gave up to easily then. I just came from there and the ranger said all that was closed...or at least that's what I thought they said.

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Post by ETAV8R » Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:06 am

aimless wrote:Well maybe I gave up to easily then. I just came from there and the ranger said all that was closed...or at least that's what I thought they said.
The park, therefore the rangers, state roads are closed all the time due to not wanting liability. Now while they state the roads are closed, most if not all, are actually drivable with the right vehicle.
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Post by Gowergulch42 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:15 pm

Even saline North Pass. I saw a report over on PV.com about guys who managed to bypass the 40foot drop off in the road.
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Post by DVLion » Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:04 pm

A 40 foot dropoff? I'm planning on going up that way soon. Will probably hike from Thorndike to Telescope Peak if it's clear enough to not need special gear. Last time I did TP was in October a few years ago, the snow posed no problem then.

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Post by Gowergulch42 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:39 pm

Just returned from DV. North Pass is open now, and The Panamints got dusted last night and will be again tonight. Snow down to ~7000 feet. Be careful up there!
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