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08-15-2019 12:45 PM
rockyota83 thats exactly how youre supposed to cross committe when its deep
08-15-2019 09:13 AM
HankScorpi0
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Originally Posted by RockinSpider View Post
Here's a video from our trip. 320 CFS.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/oOeTdZ2vVkE
08-15-2019 09:08 AM
RockinSpider
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Originally Posted by miguelitojeep View Post
We crossed last Tuesday, must have been a few hours before they stopped the flow for Sierra Trek. Water was deep, but our 6 vehicles on 40s made it through with no issues.
Here's a video from our trip. 320 CFS.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/oOeTdZ2vVkE
08-13-2019 07:01 AM
miguelitojeep We crossed last Tuesday, must have been a few hours before they stopped the flow for Sierra Trek. Water was deep, but our 6 vehicles on 40s made it through with no issues.
08-12-2019 02:08 PM
Blue Devil Toyota River will be down at 50 till ~13th then back up to 350+ until the lake is empty.

Got that info last week at Trek direct for the helicopter pilot.
08-05-2019 05:29 PM
dirtyjed Crossed CC1 yesterday and today. Water in my lap, ruined my amp and pissed off AFM.
Good times.
My buddies on 42's and 44's had no problems.
08-05-2019 05:28 PM
dirtyjed Crossed CC1 yesterday and today. Water in my lap, ruined my amp and pissed off AFM.
Good times.
My buddies on 42's and 44's had no problems.
08-05-2019 05:09 PM
generalee7
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Originally Posted by YotaAtieToo View Post
Looks like it's getting close
Ramping it down for Sierra Trek this weekend I bet
08-05-2019 04:40 PM
YotaAtieToo Looks like it's getting close
07-11-2019 07:55 AM
clb 017 AAAAND it starts...
Be safe out there guys.
07-10-2019 07:45 PM
dirtyjed
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Originally Posted by oldtimingman View Post
tried to find some info on the rescue but zero luck? anybody?
Nor Cal 4x4 recovery group
It might be a private group
07-10-2019 07:41 PM
oldtimingman
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Originally Posted by dirtyjed View Post
There's a group on FB that is getting rescued out today. Sounds like they killed 2/3 rigs and spent the night at CC2.

Had a couple buddies go in Thursday and Friday that I haven't heard from. Which is usually good news.
tried to find some info on the rescue but zero luck? anybody?
07-09-2019 06:43 AM
ThatOneDude Went into Meadow on Sunday. The "Meadow" is clear of snow and dry. The lake is no longer frozen. The campground still has 4-5 feet of snow. Made it over to Winch Hill 5. About 3-5 feet of snow on the road.
07-07-2019 09:06 AM
Rocky Bar
Meadow Lake

Picked up scanner traffic yesterday early evening, of wanting a chopper at Meadow Lake. ???? Anyone got info?
07-06-2019 03:55 PM
dirtyjed There's a group on FB that is getting rescued out today. Sounds like they killed 2/3 rigs and spent the night at CC2.

Had a couple buddies go in Thursday and Friday that I haven't heard from. Which is usually good news.
07-06-2019 03:18 PM
YotaAtieToo Anyone up there right now? Curious how much snow is left? I've been up near 7k feet in our hill the past few days and there was less than I expected.
07-01-2019 07:41 PM
miguelitojeep
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Originally Posted by Rock Dog View Post
Ok, so I talked to the forest service guys. They haven't been in anywhere on Fordyce and had zero updates.

However...

One of our Madhatter guys went in thru Meadow with a buddy and ran the trail from WH5 to past WH2, clearing downed trees (like 15+ of them) and assessing the general condition. Things look pretty good on the trail itself. They were able to make the two water crossings before and after WH2. Committee was very high and not passable (they had 42s and at 500cfs it was way too much).

The road into Meadow Lake still had 6-10ft drifts on it but they were obviously able to wheel it. Plenty of snow still at Meadow itself.
Thank you for the update! We have a group looking to run up the trail first weekend in August, hopefully we don't have to change plans.
07-01-2019 05:11 PM
Rock Dog
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I have an inquiry into the Forest Service, but when i last chatted with them (like a month or so ago), PG&E is planning maintenance on the dam at Fordyce Lake this summer/early fall and will be hardening Rattlesnake Rd once its free of snow to bring their heavy equipment in. The indication was to expect high flows except for the week of Sierra Trek until the lake level is down to the point where they can do their work.
Ok, so I talked to the forest service guys. They haven't been in anywhere on Fordyce and had zero updates.

However...

One of our Madhatter guys went in thru Meadow with a buddy and ran the trail from WH5 to past WH2, clearing downed trees (like 15+ of them) and assessing the general condition. Things look pretty good on the trail itself. They were able to make the two water crossings before and after WH2. Committee was very high and not passable (they had 42s and at 500cfs it was way too much).

The road into Meadow Lake still had 6-10ft drifts on it but they were obviously able to wheel it. Plenty of snow still at Meadow itself.
06-26-2019 05:41 PM
YotaAtieToo
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Originally Posted by Rock Dog View Post
I have an inquiry into the Forest Service, but when i last chatted with them (like a month or so ago), PG&E is planning maintenance on the dam at Fordyce Lake this summer/early fall and will be hardening Rattlesnake Rd once its free of snow to bring their heavy equipment in. The indication was to expect high flows except for the week of Sierra Trek until the lake level is down to the point where they can do their work.
Hmmm, I wonder who is doing the project? I'd kill to be on that one.

So I texted a buddy from a company I used to work for, that's does a lot of hydro dam work for pg&e. Sure enough they are doing it and he's the project manager for it. Unfortunately, they won't need any operators
06-26-2019 05:40 PM
YotaAtieToo
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Originally Posted by xdaltonx View Post
Ive only gone in from meadow, down to the crossing just after committee, then turned around and ran back up to meadow, the portion of trail i didnt run that good or?
Depends on your rig, we were in trail rigs, so wh1 would have been fun. There is some fun stuff on the other side of Committee also. Imo, the whole trail is good, I just didn't like being stuck on only one section.
06-26-2019 04:44 PM
Rock Dog I have an inquiry into the Forest Service, but when i last chatted with them (like a month or so ago), PG&E is planning maintenance on the dam at Fordyce Lake this summer/early fall and will be hardening Rattlesnake Rd once its free of snow to bring their heavy equipment in. The indication was to expect high flows except for the week of Sierra Trek until the lake level is down to the point where they can do their work.
06-26-2019 03:16 PM
xdaltonx
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Originally Posted by YotaAtieToo View Post
600 at the dam, plus run off along the way? Ya I think it will be a while <a href="https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/images/smilies/laughing.gif" border="0" alt="" title="laughing" >:-)</a>

Coming down from Meadow lake is an option, but having done that either memorial or 4th of July in 2017 it gets boring quick. On the other hand we missed the daisy chain disaster at Committee, so I guess the entertainment was there, we just missed it <a href="https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/images/smilies/laughing.gif" border="0" alt="" title="laughing" >:-)</a>
Ive only gone in from meadow, down to the crossing just after committee, then turned around and ran back up to meadow, the portion of trail i didnt run that good or?
06-26-2019 12:17 AM
erictylers1 I’ll check Rattlesnake weekly for the next month. Committe probably won’t be crossable until after the second week of July at the soonest, realistically August. Maybe the rain will hold out until November so we all can go a couple times.
06-25-2019 11:07 PM
RCKRATZ
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Originally Posted by loosebolt View Post
Assuming the flow rates come down next week, no snow issues?
Doubtful the flow is down. Runoff is at a high so the flow will be up for at least a month imo
06-25-2019 08:29 PM
dirtyjed I think the gate was closed keep people from tearing up the road too much. It's gotta be a sloppy mud/snow fest right now.
I'm probably gonna try this Sunday.
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