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Ryan
 #61 
I wonder if it's doable with 10.5 inches of ground clearance, 4 x tire chains, and AT tires on my Ridgeline this week? Would like to come out that way rather than out and back the South.
efdfireman

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 #62 
I tried to in Mon on the north pass...turned around about 12.5 miles in...snow was deep and wet.Driving a stock Tahoe with snow tire...never chained up.
Snowman

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 #63 
There are tracks going through the snow. HOWEVER unless you have a high clearance 4WD vehicle, chains, a great set of all terrain tires, and experience on that road/in conditions similar WONT get thru.

I was moving along just okay in 4WD WITH chains and then my transmission ran out of fluid. I also had to get pulled a couple of times due to getting out of the tire tracks.

I had a 9 foot camper on the bed as well.

Hopefullythis helps [smile]
Snowman

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Frank: I was the F350 that was blocking the road. The van is still out there. IDK whenit will be out of there. If you are headed in the van is located +/- 3.7 miles below the summit of North Canyon.

SalineOldTimer: Miller charged me $1500 but was a fair about it. Definitely one of the best!
Ryan
 #65 
How are the snow conditions out there heading out from the North this week? How'd you get stuck?
paul belanger

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About 3 years ago, Miller's rate for DV recovery was $285 hour. Portal to portal. Portal being Lone Pine. I thought it was fair. He doesn't mess around, gets to, gets it hooked up, gets on the road. They're good poeple. Definitely have the right equipment for the job.
Tahoe Tammy

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I think it was $1,500
SalineOldTimer

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 #68 
Do you mind sharing how much Miller charged you?
Frank

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 #69 
Are you the truck that was blocking the road, or the van that was not blocking the road?
Snowman

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My truck is outta there! Thanks to Miller for getting it out [smile]
Rtlong

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 #71 
CJ and I can confirm the report of the truck blocking North Pass. It's in a pinch point, too, so there is no way around it that we could see in the dark. We just tried the pass to get back into the valley, tonight. Got his 4Runner stuck, bottomed out in about 12" of snow burm in the middle of the trail, and spent about an hour getting through it, only to find the roadblock just a quarter mile beyond. I have GPS coords of the location of the block if it's helpful to anyone. I believe the truck belongs to Craig (owner of the dog Mav).
peneumbra

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 #72 
Somebody call John Miller...
Tahoe Tammy

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 #73 
Getting in and out of north pass is now blocked by a Ford truck with a camper. They tried to make it out but got stuck in the snow trying to get through north canyon.  The camper is apparently stuck just before you exit the canyon.

mlmorrison

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 #74 
You are local (I am in Bishop) so you know the current conditions; seems there won;t be anything significant to build snow level by Monday early. North Pass is about 7000' across Whipporwill Flats. From the pictures posted here a few posts above you can see what it looks like...where the camper is looks like about the 7000' portion. Safe travels
efdfireman

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 #75 
Anybody seen any new reports on North pass?  I am thinking about trying it Monday AM.  I have driven it allot, but can't remember the highest elevation on that pass, trying to think about snow levels.  I am at 7k in Crowley and we have only got an inch or so since last week and snow levels are supposed to be pretty high tonight till tomorrow night.
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