Gate on Cerro Gordo/Swansea Rd?& prkng for hike to Bever

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Gate on Cerro Gordo/Swansea Rd?& prkng for hike to Bever

Post by NSBFRANK » Sun Dec 19, 2004 8:20 am

I recently recall a post that stated that a "gate" has been put up on a section of roadway somewhere between the Cerro Gordo and Swansea Rd.but I am unable to locate the article at this time. Could someone tell me if this is the case and if so, the location along with the reason why and by whose authority (private property I can understand). I know that David W. has a great article about his trip along the road(s) in that area at his website. Has this affected access to New York Butte and, if I'm not too far off, Where is a good location to Park a vehicle for the hike into Beveridge (ANY SUGGESTIONS ARE APPRECIATED). At some point in the near future when we make this hike I'd like to invite other people to join us. PLEASE consider this Invitation. The details have yet to be worked out

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Post by Dezdan » Sun Dec 19, 2004 12:57 pm

If I remember correctly, the person who spoke of the gate was confused and lost at the time, as if I remember correctly the gate is on a road leading to some com-towers and not a normally traveled road.

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Post by ccv » Sun Dec 19, 2004 1:08 pm

Dezdan, I've been trying to remember that post, too, and I think you are right. They were talking about the private road above Swansea, not Swansea itself.

I haven't been to Beverdige, but know some of our posters have been. Maybe they'll chime in and help on that one. Do keep in mind when planning your trip, that the Inyos do get snow, particularly this year!

For current road conditions on the Swansea Grade & Cerro Gordo, you might call Cerro Gordo owner Mike Patterson, who is back on the mountain taking care of things now. You should be able to reach him at 760-876-5030. There's an answer machine if he's not by the phone.
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Post by NSBFRANK » Thu Dec 23, 2004 5:28 pm

Thanks for all the replies. Happy Holidays and I will contact the folks up at C.G. :-D
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Gate near Cerro Gordo

Post by DesertMouse » Tue Dec 28, 2004 2:07 pm

:party: Regarding the gate that is just past Cerro Gordo (there are 3 roads here, one goes to the Salt Tram and then finally to Swansea, another has the locked gate and another I believe goes to one of the mines that belongs to Cerro Gordo). But, the road with the locked gate (the same road that has the memorial marker for Jody), belongs to the FAA. It goes another 5-6 miles to Keeler Peak. It has a spectacular view from the top where you can see Saline Valley and Owens Valley at the same time. The elevation at the top is 9236 feet, where we have a comm/microwave site for air-ground communication.

But, the FAA road is not the same road that goes to the Salt Tram, and I believe the road to Beveridge is also a different road than the FAA road.

On another note regarding Beveridge...Did anyone ever finally get there from the Owens side? I was at the Saline Valley side last week and the cabin there is now an "Adopt a Cabin". Lots of old mining junk and even a kids' swingset (I got a great picture of that with Saline Valley in the background). If anyone is still planning a trip to Beveridge on the Owens side, I'd like to join if possible. Thanks!

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Post by ccv » Tue Dec 28, 2004 2:38 pm

Welcome to the board DesertMouse! Yes, that FAA road has a beautiful view, doesn't it? Been up it a few times myself, but it is a locked gate, as you say. You have to go on foot or know somebody who has a key. Jody has a milliion dollar view from her gravesite, too, doesn't she?
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Post by beveridgeflyer » Fri Dec 31, 2004 10:45 am

>I was at the Saline Valley side last week and the cabin there is now an
>"Adopt a Cabin". Lots of old mining junk and even a kids' swingset (I got
>a great picture of that with Saline Valley in the background). If anyone is
>still planning a trip to Beveridge on the Owens side, I'd like to join if
>possible. Thanks!

Mr or Ms. Mouse,

We are now *officially* planning a trip to Beveridge, but from the
Saline Valley side, in April, 2005. Will have the *exact* dates
in a week or so. Probably will be April 27 through May 1. We are
happy to have seasoned, fit, experienced desert backpackers join
us. We did the trip last year on the same dates, but only 3 days
(this time 4 or 5 days). After reading Karen Swope's PhD Thesis
on the Beveridge Mining District (thanks, Starbuck), we have alot
more info on the area, and where interesting stuff is located.
--Beveridge Flyer

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Post by beveridgeflyer » Fri Dec 31, 2004 10:47 am

For the Owens side, it is best to go in late summer/fall, - for the Saline side, spring is best. In 2004 in April, it was bloody hot (already). Too excited to go again - didn't want to wait until fall.
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Post by DesertMouse » Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:34 am

Thanks for the information about your upcoming trip! I'd love to go and so would my boyfriend! (Yes, it's Ms. Mouse:-) We are both very experienced hikers and backpackers! Please keep me updated as to more details the closer it gets to April. I'm not sure if my email shows up, but it's "desertmouse@iwvisp.com" that way you can just email me directly! Thanks again! I can't wait!

Also, another side note... if you are ever interested in the Coso Petroglyph tours on the base (China Lake, NAWS), I am an escort/tour guide for Little Petroglyph Canyon. Most people go through the museum, but if there is a large enough group, it can just be a private tour that I can arrange directly through the base. Just a thought!

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Re: Gate near Cerro Gordo

Post by Candace_66 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:37 pm

DesertMouse wrote:
Tue Dec 28, 2004 2:07 pm
... the road with the locked gate (the same road that has the memorial marker for Jody), belongs to the FAA. It goes another 5-6 miles to Keeler Peak. It has a spectacular view from the top where you can see Saline Valley and Owens Valley at the same time. The elevation at the top is 9236 feet, where we have a comm/microwave site for air-ground communication.
Bumping a VERY old thread! Maybe I'm having a senior moment, but where is this "Keeler Peak" and FAA site that's a 5-6 mile drive from Cerro Gordo?

I know there's a comm site on a summit less than a mile south of Cerro Gordo. And another one about 1 mile NNW of Cerro Gordo, which is the one reached by a road that is gated near CG. But I don't remember any others along the crest.

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