Re: When is the road opening again up Surprise Canyon?
Posted by eyesore on January 01, 2003 at 20:56:05:
In Reply to: When is the road opening again up Surprise Canyon? posted by Surprise Canyon Vehicle Route Fan on December 30, 2002 at 13:15:57:
I heard the canyon was opening back up soon so I went up on sunday to see how much work is needed to get passed the falls. Fall #2 is the only fall that does not need any work on it. all other falls did not have a single rock left in any of the holes. That big flash flood last year removed every thing including at least 40% of the vegetation,and the ore car that was at the top of the falls is now well below the first of the falls. The stream in some spots has deverted to the other wall 0f the canyon. I will be going back in a few weeks to camp at the falls and spend at least two days filling in the holes. I will post before leaving if anyone would like to give a hand.
ps.. spoke with someone in Trona, he believes the gate will be down in under two months