Current road and parking lot condition for South Fork Trailheda

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    • #6630
      MikeH
      Participant

      Trying to decide which car to drive… Anyone know the current condition of Jenks Lake Rd and the South Fork Trailhead parking lot?

    • #6631
      hiker girl
      Participant

      On that note, anyone hiked from South Fork to Dry Lake since the snow?  Conditions, pls.  Thanks!

    • #6634
      MikeH
      Participant

      HG,

      There’s a fairly recent (4 days ago) report of the South Fork Trail at https://switchbacks.app/

      riverman
      Reported 4 days ago
      Fair amount of down trees on the trail

      Trail Issues: Trail Blocked by TreeSurface Conditions: Snow – Packed Powder/Loose GranularBug Status: No bugsSolitude Rating: Expect to see only a group or two over the entire duration of your trip

      • #6639
        hiker girl
        Participant

        Thanks.  Wish the map allowed room for more descriptive conditions. Got a general idea though!

    • #6640
      MikeH
      Participant

      FYI- Temecula Dan just posted a nicely detailed report from yesterday. 🙂

    • #6659
      shawnsisler
      Participant

      SGWA trailcrew was on the South Fork trail 11/19 removing many trees from the trail between Poopout Hill jct to Lost Creek jct.  They will try to get out again next Saturday 11/26 to do from the Trailhead to Poopout Hill jct.

      Good report by the hiker on SGWA switchbacks.app and select South Fork Trail status.

      Road is clear to South Fork Parking Lot.

      Note that the snow above 8000ft is starting to melt and freeze to ice when sunsets so be prepared.

      SGWA volunteer

      • #6662
        hiker girl
        Participant

        Any updates from the last week?  Doing SF to Dry Lake day hike Su 12/4/22 with small group.

        Thanks!

    • #6663
      shawnsisler
      Participant

      SGWA trailcrew was on the South Fork trail again 11/26 clearing the trail of down trees. They now have cleared the trail from Trailhead to South Fork crossing/meadow. I am sure there is one or two trees that have fallen since but it should be good for now.

      As far as trail conditions: very icy in spots(specially in the morning) with some very slippery mud in others places(later in the day). It is recommended to take the winter route from South Fork crossing/meadow to Dry Lake!

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