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mryosemite
04-17-2015, 06:57 PM
Thought I'd share in case anyone wants to do some recon this weekend for the opener. If nothing else, I know that Sonora Pass is a beautiful drive and without anyone up there right now, you couldn't ask for a better weekend to hit it.

http://www.mymotherlode.com/news/local/238300/one-pass-reopened.html

RideNfish
04-21-2015, 09:52 AM
Hey Jason,

I even took a ride on the Harley to go check it out. Went yesterday (Mon) and saw how little snow is up there. Pretty sad. The streams are at July levels.

Here are two pics of the same spot. Slightly different angles but same stretch of road. First pic is May 30, 2011 and the second is April 20, 2015. Keep in mind the first shot is SIX WEEKS "later" in the season. This is when it opened that year as well. Much later.

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o14/ScreaminRK/Fishing%202015/IMG_4417%20crop%201280x960_1.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o14/ScreaminRK/Fishing%202015/IMG_2750%201280x960.jpg

Rode down to Beardsley to see the high and dry ramp.

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o14/ScreaminRK/Fishing%202015/IMG_2757%201280x960.jpg


Not going to be a good year for trout. :(

Jetspray
04-21-2015, 10:04 AM
Nice shots and love the bike, yes things are low this year and most roads a ready to use. CC and I took a trip up 88 for a look see, give him a PM for further information.:like:.........Jetspray

k9mark
04-21-2015, 09:51 PM
I wonder what affect this storm coming in weds and thurs is gonna have on the passes for Saturday.

Treebeard
04-21-2015, 10:22 PM
I wonder what affect this storm coming in weds and thurs is gonna have on the passes for Saturday.

I'd trade an Opening Day for a bunch more snow...

TB

k9mark
04-22-2015, 08:42 AM
I'd trade an Opening Day for a bunch more snow...

TB

no kidding

mryosemite
04-22-2015, 08:45 AM
Cool post Doug, I especially like the pic of all the snow. Next time there's actually snow up there, I'm going to make a point to drive up and check it out.

Also, I guess I'm having a brain fart, I couldn't find the option to "Like" your post. I'm signed in but I'm not seeing it. In my defense, I'm burned out and tired.

RideNfish
04-22-2015, 09:41 AM
The like button is a thing of the past. The new format got rid of it and it will not return. I miss it too.

And like Treebeard I would love to see it closed to July with crazy snow and give up the fishing for a bit.

Owlman2
04-22-2015, 11:29 AM
Cool pictures, thanks for sharing them...

It really is kind of depressing to see. I just keep reminding myself there is not a damn thing we can do about it, and I move on.