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Un Forgiven

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To James Sel, you misspelled wants and hear (tells me something about your mental acumen). And why are you speaking on behalf of everyone? Lots of people contacted me
and pledged their support to bring transparency to SPA spending. That's all I am advocating.
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Would be great if they put a drainage pipe there and burried it so that future water flow could go under the road.
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I'm pretty sure that it will take more than a dozer to fill the ditch, probably will need some pretty huge culvert even if they can get all the fill they need from a borrow pit.  I expect it will take some time and probably $10-20k (once you count labor and equipment time) to rehab the North Pass road.
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I propose SPA organizes a work party and leases a dozer to fill the ditch. The dozer can be paid from the $$$ donated to SPA.
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That is BAD!
Hope Willow Creek is ok. Isn't that where Lee also hangs out?
I wonder how long it will be til the road is fixed. In it's current state it will be a lean season for visits.



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After perusing your FB pics it looks like the pools need some TLC
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I have a few more Videos of the rd condition on my YouTube Page and a bunch of Pics on FB. Many of the vids are while I was driving. I didn't take time in editing I just posted the mess. You can get some idea of what things look like pout there though. Take notice of all the wood debris on the valley floor. It all came from up the canyon and was brought down by rushing river.  If you refuse to used FB. Maybe someone will repost the images here or elsewhere for you, Sorry.

I hope I have the settings right so all can view the pics

https://www.facebook.com/jsel3/media_set?set=a.525370274196155.1073741825.100001695609297&type=3


Here is the washout
[video]http://[/video]
James Sel

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[video][/video]

This is Willow Creek wash It is really hard to see the real depth on video. I didn't have a way of measuring it but, I believe the the Sheriff whom first reported this was fairly accurate in his estimate. .more images to come. 
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I'd like to recommend we continue NP/SP road reports in the respective thread. Just makes it easier to follow.
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From the Inyo Register;   Saline Valley Road from Big Pine to Death Valley was closed Tuesday morning after flood waters on Monday cut a 40-foot deep by 50-foot wide hole in the roadway, according to Sheriff Bill Lutze. The road will remain closed indefinitely.
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You guys aren't 4X4 Junkies Impassable means Springers aren't going to make it passed the 20' straight drop.  Area road reports are  posted in several different places on the net. Both video and stills from our region.  I haven't seen the NP wash out yet in any of the images but by word of month I believe the 20' deep report. The area is so vast that when super cells move through the Mojave its hit and miss. Note national news reports of flooded LV casino lobbies one day and Noah's ark spotted in Pahrump another.  Trona road a mess and flooding near Cantil. 



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 I learned last year that one man's "impassable" might be another man's surmountable challenge...how much time ya got/what kinda vehicle/kit ya got?
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I like how the road reports are in code because we're so used to the warnings.  CLOSED = you might be able to do it but it's not our fault if you try and get stuck because we told ya so.  IMPASSABLE = it ain't gonna happen, no how, no way so don't even bother trying.

Would love to see some photos and know the exact spot(s) washed out.  I know there are 2 places that tend to take a lot of water at times, wondering if it is either of those.
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pugsly....we are all awaiting the SilverBob recon report due sometime on or after 03Aug.....we need a first hand report....50' wide by 40' deep?   <holymoly!>
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Reading http://www.inyoregister.com/node/4908 about all the rain and see that the Morning Report shows almost everything closed -

Current Road Conditions 7/28/2013
Big Pine/Death Valley Rd . CLOSED due to flood damage
Cottonwood Canyon Rd .... CLOSED due to flood damage
Emigrant Canyon Road….. CLOSED due to flood damage
Keane Wonder Road ........ CLOSED; road and mining area closed to entry due to mine safety hazards.
Mosaic Canyon Road ....... Washed out; 4x4 High Clearance Recommended
Mustard Canyon Road ...... CLOSED due to mud
Panamint Valley Road ...... CLOSED due to flood damage
Saline Valley (North) ......... IMPASSABLE. Severely washed out.
Saline Valley (South) ........ Signed CLOSED by Inyo County; damaged due to washouts; very rough.
Wildrose Road .................. CLOSED due to flood damage


That they are calling the North Pass IMPASSABLE instead of just CLOSED (the normal state) makes me wonder how much damage there is and where?
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