Originally Posted by sbarker
Quote from the Stanley boys last night:
"Road is sporty but open. One truck no trailer made it to boundary yesterday, a second was stuck at the summit but almost out. Once he busted thru he was goin to retrieve his trailer for a today launch date. Two boys were heading in to do some more digging. I biked to about 5 miles above boundary. The only snow is leading upot the first pass. Chains mandatory and shovels needs. The next few days should help"
Stay Safe out there......make good decisions......preserve the road. It's not about your group, but making it better than you found it for the next group.
Lots of reports of wood in there.
I guess Chris beat me to it.......Pirate Mike drove over the frozen snow early yesterday and made it in. He bivied on the summit after digging out something like 12 times on the way up. Worked but he's there.
Lonnie and Alex were stuck pretty good when we got there but we helped get them and their trailer to Boundary and then we drove out late last night.
Good folks, I enjoyed meeting and liked their gungho attitude. They were stoked.
We were in the mid sized Tundra with no chains. We did get stuck once on the way in. No problem leaving (the snow covered side is downhill on the way out so a bit easier).
A Subaru won't likely make it today. Raining pretty hard in the Wood River but clearing, so I imagine it is a muddy mess on the pass. Not that it wasn't yesterday but it wasn't bad.
Edit to add: There is still a lot of wood in the road. If every moves a few pieces coming and going it will make it better for all. Pirate Mike had to saw about 15 logs. I hand sawed another four or five that were tight. There are small 3-4 inch saplings still across the road in five or six places. Easy to drive over but someone should cut them out when they aren't already knackered.