Topic Author's Original Post - May 13, 2019 - 12:35pm PT
I was near the Shuteye Area this past weekend so I decided to drive up to the dirt road that's directly off Minarets just past rock creek campground.
I got 100 yards in until a downed tree stopped my progress. The snow levels are amazingly normal and the area is in full spring super bloom mode. The flowers are going nuts.
My offroad club is headed up memorial day weekend and we'll bring a few chainsaws to clear our way into big sleep. I have not called the forest service yet to check on Whiskey Falls middle entrance. I have no idea if the big washout from two years ago has been repaired or not.
Good to know the washout has been fixed. Down here in LA County they don't fix our dirt roads for years.
This year we are upping our game. People in my 4x4 club including myself took our chainsaw certifications. We'll be bringing two 40" long bar chainsaws this year. Hoping to make quicker progress than years past.
Anyone know the status of the other two roads into shuteye area just above north fork?
Bring a lot of gas for your chainsaws for the road up to big sleep. The amount of trees down this year is crazy. In low snow years we have also been stopped by snow up to big sleep for Memorial day weekend. Good luck, have fun, and thanks for clearing the roads.
Post some pictures before the forum dies!
BTW, has the road out of North Fork up to big sleep been repaired (Pecanpaw (Sp?)
Made it to Big Sleep via Whiskey Falls/Peckinpah trail. The snow was challenging and all of us got stuck at some point. Lots of winching and chainsawing. The road is clear of trees but the snow will keep most vehicles out for awhile.