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encore889

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6 wheel military truck ran out of gas going out south pass yesterday, Right before the boulder. I offered him a ride to get gas but luckily we ran into an inyo country truck that had diesel. Dunno if the truck made it around the boulder though.
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Came out Monday February 20th mid morning.....a lot of traffic heading out after Presidents Misfits Win!...... large bolder in lower canyon ( a little smaller than a 10x10 easy up but sizable) up against canyon wall......Oregon John got by coming in with full size truck with oversized camper. White paint on bolder ; trail side denoting to sharp of a turn! OUCH!!!! White out at top at 11:00 and windy. Great Saline traveling weather! Muddy and fun.....GO SLOW , 4x4 not required but may need! Safe travels!
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Just got word from the valley south pass is supposedly open but a huge muddy mess. Your Prius may have difficulty.

encore889

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He went in at night, prob around midnight was his last post near lookouy i assume. He said he was heading down to valley... no further posts. Hes got a domestic truck, not sure what kind. Im in olancha... heading in now.
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Encore,

I'm curious about this 2wd that made it in. I'm asking to clarify when did he cross the summit? Was it yesterday before it south pass was hit with several hours of foul weather or was it this Saturday morning after several hours of potential heavy weather?
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Peter my main concern is flash floods. I've got a lifted wrangler with lockers and chains for all 4 tires, but that doesn't really help with flooding. Anybody have any reports on the valley floor?
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Until there is verified info I wouldn't risk it. The webcams on top of the Inyos show new snow and there were significant radar returns around Hunter Mountain. It is raining right now up on the Inyos and even if there isn't any new snow it will be wet and muddy. Attempting it in 2wd shows a lack of judgment. What type of vehicle is your friend driving?

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I just checked pms on a different forum and a friend experienced a snow storm at Panamint City. I'm not sure what the elevation is there but it isn't too far from south pass as the crow flies.
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Kandy, when are you heading in? I'm leaving Bishop now, likely will make a stop or two on my way in. Assuming start of South Pass road around 11... Encore... what was your friend driving? 
encore889

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The name of this forum topic... ;P
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Which route did he be go in?
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encore889

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Great news! Just got word a friend made it in the valley in 2wd! He said it was pretty warm the whole time, meaning above freezing and no additional snow.
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We'll be leaving Vegas about 830 am. Hopefully see some of you in the afternoon safe and sound. White GMC 2500 HD Plate#FLIPNG8. Will update road conditions as cell service allows.
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 #58 
For those still unconcerned about the weather on all passes... here's an article describing the deaths and damage floods made few years ago:

http://articles.latimes.com/2004/aug/17/local/me-death17
encore889

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http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/southern-california/weather-radar-interactive

strangely radar shows a band of clearing right on the road of south pass...


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It is great to talk about how you were one of the few that dared to go into the valley under bad conditions.
Not so great to be the one that we mourne as being lost on the way in, or out, in those conditions.
The threat of heavy snow is bad. The threat of flash floods is worse.
There is always next year.
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