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February 1, 2016 at 3:48 am #388Roy AllardAdmin
Tim and I headed to Sherman Pass on Thursday. The sno-park is at the 7000′ hard right turn. A little tough to turn around with the long trailer but we did it without unhooking. The temp at the sno-park was 55 degrees at 10:30AM 45 degrees at the M99 / M50 turnoff. No ice on M99 as it had been warm. Lots of rocks on M50 due to no plow contract. (Will we ever get it right in California? Time to head back to Utah where they know how to recreate in the snow!)
It was sunny ALL day. We stayed up high and the snow was magnificent. The stuck truck is nothing more then a blip in the trail so be careful. The Yurt has firewood. Recently garbage was found in the Yurt so remember to pack your trash out of the Yurt so bears don’t tear it a part trying to get to it.
We rode from the pass to the peak and then cross country to the western most slope with a great view of Dome Rock and Needles. From there cross country to West Meadow. We then rode un-tracked trails to the Yurt to check on it. Spent some time on the way back climbing north off 102 and climbed to the ridge. Made it close to Sirreta Peak.
The trails (what we took of them) were in surprisingly good shape but it would be nice to get them groomed. This storm should smooth them out a bit.
I sent some pictures to Justin to post on the website Pictures page. They should be there soon.
RoyFebruary 1, 2016 at 5:45 am #573JustinAdmin
Your [pictures are now on the website](https://sugarloafers.com/2015-2016-season)!February 1, 2016 at 6:07 am #574Roy AllardAdminTopic Author
Thanks!February 2, 2016 at 5:23 am #575Paul
Roy, do they have any plans on plowing road? Or is this and the groomer all under one umbrella? Any newss to the rock conditions on the road since this storm? Thanks for the post.February 3, 2016 at 2:25 am #577Roy AllardAdminTopic Author
I talked to Bob Frenes Kernville Forest Service and the plow contract bid closes today but he was not sure how long the contract would take to be awarded.
Bob will be going to Sherman tomorrow and call me with road conditions. I’m sure with all the early rain a lot more rocks came tumbling down. Hopefully a big one doesn’t close the road.
RoyFebruary 3, 2016 at 4:18 am #578Paul
Will stay tuned. Thanks for the update. Also my whole family my dad, sister and myself all called forest service in Porterville over grooming and not one of us received a return phone call.February 3, 2016 at 5:59 am #579Roy AllardAdminTopic Author
Thanks for calling and tell Frank and Mellisa thanks for me. I don’t think grooming is going to happen this season which is a major bummer as the snow is so good.
Take care!February 5, 2016 at 6:43 am #581Roy AllardAdminTopic Author
Bob made it up to the snow cat today this is what he said:
Few rocks on the first 4 to 5 miles of sherman. Drove to the snow cat 6 to 8 inches on the road. Should melt fast.
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