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FYI, as many who go up to SlickRock also camp at Sourgrass.... this is the water crossing at Sourgrass / Pine Needles. Video was posted on 2/22/17.

Comment from a friend: "Looks like getting across the creek isn't going to be so easy. Notice how high up the trees the drift wood is and all the erosion. This creek must have been raging during the last rains, and probably will rage again once the snows start to melt."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CGsjgiQBNU
 

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FYI, as many who go up to SlickRock also camp at Sourgrass.... this is the water crossing at Sourgrass / Pine Needles. Video was posted on 2/22/17.

Comment from a friend: "Looks like getting across the creek isn't going to be so easy. Notice how high up the trees the drift wood is and all the erosion. This creek must have been raging during the last rains, and probably will rage again once the snows start to melt."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CGsjgiQBNU

Can confirm. Also the trail that used to be open above (5N14 I think) is gone.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/usa-northern-california/2480673-boards-crossing-sourgrass-snow-trail-completely-washed-out.html
 

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Here's a picture of the Bear Valley snow pack, from the beginning of March.

 

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I Should have been more clear. Any idea on when the road will even open to lake alpine? I havent been up there at all this year to see what it looks like.
 

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I Should have been more clear. Any idea on when the road will even open to lake alpine? I havent been up there at all this year to see what it looks like.
They are actually clearing the pass now and good weather coming so should be soon
 

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They did start plowing to Alpine last Monday (4/10). Here is a picture of their efforts.

 

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Friend called a few days ago about the April 15th opening date, got laughed at and told to call back in June. :laughing:
 

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wow, looks like this has affected all forest areas...many roads closed up and down the Sierras. Road to Cortwright (South end, Dusy Trail) is currently closed
 

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Any updates on what hwy 4 looks like to get to alpine?
CalTrans just opened 4 to the East side of Lake Alpine. Still lots of snow up there and ice on the lake. Look up CalTrans District 10 on Facebook for updates.
 

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Spicer road opened today.
 
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