Piute Pass came hard. Inyo National Forest 351 Pacu Lane Suite 200 Bishop, CA 93514. Piute Pass. Muir Pass. The trail best us Weather in Piute Pass (California), . South-Central Utah's 275-mile long Paiute ATV Trail is a loop with no beginning and no end. The overcast weather, while pleasant for working conditions, caused some trepidation among the crew as to what the rest of the day would look like. The PCT from the junction from Cottonwood Pass to Upper Rock Creek Lake was also clear of snow, good trail conditions. Stay Connected. Contact Us Soon I was at Piute Pass Trail, the start of another section that I had done reconnaissance on earlier this summer, which included Snow Tongue Pass. The trail up to Piute Pass is pretty gentle, ascending at a rate of about 500 ft per mile. This trail starts at the end of the Piute Pass Trail and finishes at the John Muir Trail, just above the confluence of Piute Creek with the San Joaquin River. As the trail leaves Piute Pass, it drops down into Humphreys Basin, which is a vast, expansive basin that allows for great views in almost all directions of the features that surround Piute Canyon. Snow Tongue Pass is one of the more notorious passes on the route. The weather was perfect, the trails were well marked and easy to ride. 7/18 - Just before Lake at 10,900 ft, there is 65% snow coverage on the south side, heading up to Helen Lake. Humphrey Basin Lakes _ Payne Lake is a 20.6 mile round trip trail located near Bishop, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. Some routes put up so much resistance that you would swear they defy tires purely … It was a beautiful ride all day long. Our only intel from the Mono Lake ranger was an update that the Italy Pass trail was off-limits due to concern for a sinkhole developing from rapid snowmelt. ... 6/6 - Was clear of snow, good trail conditions. It passes through several towns and has side trails leading to others. 6/29 - About 25 yards of snow on the east side. We visited Miners Park, we saw deer, waterfalls and lakes. Piute Pass. Melting quickly. It starts out with a couple stream crossings in the woods, but soon you reach treeline and the views open up. 760-873-2400 . Once over Piute Pass, it is an easy hike to Desolation Lake. Dirt Wheels magazine rated the Paiute ATV Trail as one of the 15 best trails in the country. It ended up being my least favorite section of the entire route. After the wooded section ends, the trail meanders along the shores of two larger and numerous smaller lakes, all in a chain leading up to the pass. The entire day was going smoothly and seemed to be flying by. We found it challenging to find any reliable trail condition reports, so we drove to our east side approach with a range of gear and a spirit of flexibility. Weather forecast for Piute Pass (California), with all weather data such as: Temperature, Felt temperature, Atmospheric pressure, Relative humidity, Wind speed, Wind gusts, Isotherm, Precipitation, Cloud cover and Heat index - www.ViewWeather.com No report available at this time. Muir Pass. No report available at this time. Hikers should use the trail as much as possible as the bootpack is becoming inconsistant and water is flowing underneath in spots. On the last day in July, Friends of the Inyo’s Stewardship Crew and Trail Ambassadors headed out to Piute Pass, where a recent landslide had covered sections of the trail with debris. Contact Information. Some trails come easily, some less so. East side entire route inyo National Forest 351 Pacu Lane Suite 200 Bishop, CA 93514 one the! The bootpack is becoming inconsistant and water is flowing underneath in spots the trail to! Waterfalls and lakes Suite 200 Bishop, CA 93514 the bootpack is inconsistant! 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