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#101716 - 03/14/17 04:53 PM Re: Rock slide on new road [Re: Jeff M]
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How are we doing on the road??

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#101717 - 03/14/17 05:49 PM Re: Rock slide on new road [Re: Wtny n1.]
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Transportation meeting in the morning will update

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#101718 - 03/14/17 06:39 PM Re: Rock slide on new road [Re: Doug Sr]
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Thanks Doug.

PS Only 11 weeks to go!!!

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#101720 - 03/17/17 10:27 AM Re: Rock slide on new road [Re: Wtny n1.]
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No solid update on the road some say use NRT still, others say NRT when no construction . So I know construction is moving forward on the Road but will not open till the repair is complete and the snow is cleared , snow cleared to the Main Campground last week, that leaves about 1 mile and that section is in the shade,say about 2-3 deep and moving that to the side means it will melt during the day and freeze the runoff at night so now the road is thin layer of ice in the deep shaded areas.

1-2 weeks if we have warm weather should clear most of the road to the overflow parking lot 1/4 mile from the Trail Head then that area never melts , will need to be plowed.

The County has work to do on many of the roads and limited equipment (second largest County in California population 18,000) and very few are State Highways . We are lucky that the Portal Road became high on the list to repair.

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#101724 - 03/20/17 03:07 PM Re: Rock slide on new road [Re: Doug Sr]
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Road update Walking up the road OK now ,but still chance for rockfall and construction ,snow clearing and a storm this week.


Still major slide danger ,and Rockwell treewell risk to be aware of. Like always not a trail many tracks to nowhere and no support in the canyon.You need to be aware of rapid changing conditions.Having someone suggest the gear you need may indicate selecting another area or another time.

Thanks

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