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mlmorrison

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Will keep you updated if I see/hear anything. Safe travels.
tonapah tom

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thank you morrison..We hope to go in on the end  of january...down the lippencott...
 out the north pass..
mlmorrison

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I live in Bishop--snow to valley floor but light. Although snow line in Inyo's looks to be about 6000' on south slopes, you know there will be a good deal on north-facing slopes and bends in the road. Was wet snow followed by rain so it will be a mess and tough to push through I suspect. Weather clearing mostly and supposed to be nice this coming weekend.
bobhuckaby

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prediction now is rain but negligible snow at north pass, and rain at Saline
bob from tahoe
mlmorrison

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Snowing pretty good in Owens Valley and foothills of Inyo's. We shall see if we get the following rain that is predicted...with that comes the potential flooding.
Salt Peter

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The northern Inyos had dark clouds most of the morning with light rain falling at the springs this AM.
mlmorrison

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A few inches of snow in Bishop tonight, with a wet storm (rain on snow event below 8000' according to NOAA) starting Saturday and going into Sunday. I imagine North Pass is already a mess. Safe travels to all.
Spider

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Yeah, that van was us...
We had trouble with the 4wd on this trip and couldn't get it engaged. Otherwise I think we would have made it out fine...
Thanks for your help and patience Myion, glad you made it home ok.

Anette & Scott
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Went in on the 26th at night, was fine, took it low gear and slow, came out on the 2nd and a van needed a bit of help (good tires but needed to chain up), but once chained up came through just fine, the other 3 cars and I made it through no issues. there was a decent amount of ice late afternoon.

94 Montero 4x4
33" bfg TA Ko's 20psi
MaxQ

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Hmm Ive done the north pass three times and once at night. Have high clearance 4wd, but no snow experience. Rethinking my new years plan. Thanks for the update!
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There is snow deep enough to require chains and 4x4.
Stephen
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Anybody seen the pass since the precipitation on dec 24th?
bobhuckaby

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just came out and the road is awesome, barely any snow in  the shadows at the top of north pass
the bat road was actually very few washes but quite a lot of washboard
Bob from Tahoe
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Both passes can get snow. Think it was about 3-4 years ago when there was a good storm the week before Thanksgiving. Even south pass had snow beginning on Lee Flats. It was impassable, at least knee high in the flats.
bkellz
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Obviously this depends on any storms we might get before I head out (roughly the 8th of December) but does the northern pass get snowed in typically then? Have my chain/spare AWD Astro with nice tires I'm trying to take out there.

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