Great report Dan. Did you mean Trail Pass to Cottonwood Pass back to the Meadow? That's the loop I'd like to do with a jaunt up Trail Peak.danrjones wrote: ↑Sat May 16, 2020 3:41 pmPaul, good news:
The road is open to the top gate. The forests service has it gated at that final corner about a half mile walk before the campgrounds and the the lower parking lots. They do that often at the beginning of the season when inyo roads has the road ready but the forest service is not ready. This year, however, it is possible the forests service will not open the gate. At least for now I would expect an extra walk but for trail peak its not a big issue. Campgrounds may remained closed all season, TBD. Langley though on very tired feet that extra walk from the top parking lot is not fun at the end. Beautiful up there. Did a short loop around the main meadow, up Trail Pass and back down Mulkey pass. Just a short day hike and back home. Snow still on north slopes but we were able to negotiate. Couple more weeks and Trail peak will be melted out. Langley still has a lot.
Bad news: No updates at all on either Coso site nor Brady's. Nothing has been done. Brady's is waiting on prep work I'm sure, but the Coso sites (EA for sure) is almost certainly waiting on SCE. One would almost start to think SCE has some grievance against charging stations...
Saw a report on PlugShare that CP at Denny's in Tehachapi appears ready but not power yet.
I wonder if CP, EA, and EV Connect will now use Covid as an excuse for not coming on line.
BTW. We started with a Leaf too. We drove it everywhere we could get it too--even Ridgecrest.