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Old 04-01-2014, 09:45 PM   #1
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FR48 (Cave Jct - Happy Camp) snow status?

This is a long shot as it usually opens near Memorial Day, but I've heard it has been a dry winter. Anybody know the snow status of FR48 between Cave Junction (on 199) and Happy Camp (on 96)? (It's also called Indian Creek Road.) I don't see any "road status" at the Klamath National Forest web page and this road isn't on the Cal Trans page. I'll be in Cave in a few days and thought I'd check.

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Old 04-02-2014, 06:52 AM   #2
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There was a cold storm this week... I think it might have snowed up there.
Unless the weather stays cold, I think the snow won't last very long later on this spring.
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:32 PM   #3
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It will be 83 this weekend in Redding I would not worry about it. Our winter has been very, very weak. Snow this past storm was down to 2500' but is already melting off. Prior to this last storm, we didn't have snow around here at 5500'.
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:36 AM   #4
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That road is not plowed this early in the year. I doubt you will be able to get through yet.

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Old 04-04-2014, 12:47 PM   #5
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Might call Perry's Market (530) 493-2621
or the Napa in Happy Camp (530) 493-2300...
they will probably know if it's open.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:02 PM   #6
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Thanks for suggestions. We'll inquire at Cave Jct tomorrow as we pass through and will call the suggested numbers if we can't find out. I'd really be surprised if it is open.

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Old 04-07-2014, 07:29 AM   #7
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That road is not plowed this early in the year. I doubt you will be able to get through yet.

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As mentioned,snow didnt happen this year,I was out riding at 5500' with no snow 2 weeks ago and mid 80,s temps are happening soon. It has not been a normal year for snow pack.
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Most importantly, it's a great ride on that road. You will enjoy, watch for Bigfoot.
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:30 PM   #9
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Update: Attempted the road a few days ago and was stopped by snow, but just barely. There was one slushy spot that was surely passable by any 4WD and probably a 2WD car, but the road was somewhat steep and we decided not to chance it at the beginning of a six-day tour. As I write this, I think it is probably down to bare pavement, at least in the tire tracks.

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Old 04-09-2014, 08:44 PM   #10
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Where u at now?
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Old 04-12-2014, 09:11 AM   #11
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I'm home now. FR48 was wide open coming N two days ago when we were headed back to our trailers at Grants Pass. There is VERY little snow in the mountains virtually anywhere - for example, Scotts Mountain (Hwy 3 N of Trinity Lake) was bare/dry. We didn't do it, but I suspect the Etna to Forks of Salmon road is open and also Titlow Hill between Willow Creek and Mad River. Trinity Lake is a gravel pit. Serious SERIOUS water/snowpack problems looming for the folks in this area.

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I'm home now. FR48 was wide open coming N two days ago when we were headed back to our trailers at Grants Pass. There is VERY little snow in the mountains virtually anywhere - for example, Scotts Mountain (Hwy 3 N of Trinity Lake) was bare/dry. We didn't do it, but I suspect the Etna to Forks of Salmon road is open and also Titlow Hill between Willow Creek and Mad River. Trinity Lake is a gravel pit. Serious SERIOUS water/snowpack problems looming for the folks in this area.

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I wish the SoCal folks could see it first hand to fully understand the problem. Water is always a big deal in California
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Old 04-14-2014, 07:46 AM   #13
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>"but I suspect the Etna to Forks of Salmon road is open and also Titlow Hill between Willow Creek and Mad River."

All open... no snow.
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