State of Inyo Roads and Campgrounds: What’s Open? Closed?

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Liberty
Liberty
2 years ago

Reality is the virus was spread last fall and has now spread to a point that those who will have a reaction probably did or won’t have one and a virus takes a normal course regardless of travel bans and other orders like “Shelter in Place” if you look at… Read more »

Beefcake
Beefcake
2 years ago

Unfortunately trying to discourage travel by closing everything hasn’t stopped the influx of people to our area. Slowed it down for sure, but there are still people camped everywhere, out of town hikers galore, out of state plates all over, tourists taking pictures, people illegally fishing and sprinter vans a-plenty… Read more »

Liberty
Liberty
2 years ago

I for one, and one of many, will not submit to liberal virus fear panic. The northern counties are now open and are doing regular business and this is state approved. These are the rural GOP counties with very few Covid cases just like the Eastern Sierra. There is no… Read more »

Cory Hudson
Cory Hudson
2 years ago

Does anyone know if Pine Creek Rd. is open?

Depends
Depends
2 years ago
Reply to  Cory Hudson

Are you asking if the actual road is open? Or the campgrounds up Pine Creek Road? Or the climbing areas? Or the the hiking trails?

David Dennison
David Dennison
2 years ago

Liberty How many times do you have to hear this ? It WASN’T Governor Newsom that “closed down ” the fishing season.. Governor Newsom left it up to DFW,and THEY acted on what the people living in Inyo and Mono Counties wanted. THEIR elected local and county officials listened to… Read more »

Liberty
Liberty
2 years ago

All of the public land agencies staff should be out scrambling to have everything open by late May for the delayed June first fishing season being open then and time is running short to get the campgrounds open and prepared. Same for all the closed businesses, regardless of What Lord… Read more »

Mono Person
Mono Person
2 years ago

Down side of closed campgrounds, is that people are just camping anywhere. I was running on a trail, and there were people camped with a huge pile of wood. Way to start a forest fire…You should see the amount of people camping on the East Walker. If things were open,… Read more »

Erica McAnally
Erica McAnally
2 years ago

Everything needs to be open and people need to be clean. Period. You people need to be outside in the sun and fresh air and get over your fear media has buried in you. This madness needs to stop. Playing politics, destroying people’s lives. Everyone on here saying things should… Read more »

dpblue
dpblue
2 years ago
Reply to  Erica McAnally

Because Ebola wasn’t an airborne virus.
Think about it.

Harold
Harold
2 years ago

I dont agree that campers shop ahead, they shop in the stores of their destination and personally I dont want summer crowds in Vons right now. I also dont like seeing how many campers are camping at parks etc because the campgrounds are closed. Cant that be stopped?

David Dennison
David Dennison
2 years ago

Greg Lippencott

Thing is,how do you close a campground down to some,and open it up to others?..
Can’t be done.
You can’t have a campground open,but keep the restrooms closed.
If they’re going to do that,trying to keep it safer,they should just close down the campground to everyone.

Greg Lippincott
Greg Lippincott
2 years ago
Reply to  David Dennison

Good point. I never considered tenters would use trench warfare to circumvent locked restrooms. Of course, when I was in the Marine Corps in the mid 60’s we often dug trenches when we were “camping”.

Good bye
Good bye
2 years ago

Squirrel

Allen Berrey
Allen Berrey
2 years ago

A kudos to the Inyo Board of Supervisors for changing the name of the county campground just west of Lone Pine to Portuguese Joe Campground.

Tinner
Tinner
2 years ago
Reply to  Allen Berrey

Some people have a need to be a crusader, they need to leave a legacy.

Greg Lippincott
Greg Lippincott
2 years ago

Seems to me, the campgrounds should be opening soon, especially for self contained units that do not require the use of restrooms or any other common use facilities. New Shady rest has a substantial amount of space between sites that will not violate the 6 foot space separation requirement. Most… Read more »

Tinner
Tinner
2 years ago

Sounds doable but can self contained units be allowed and tent campers be disallowed?

Greg Lippincott
Greg Lippincott
2 years ago
Reply to  Tinner

The reason for self contained units. They will not need to use common facilities, thereby reducing the need to have staff constantly clean and disinfect those areas. Are you willing to trust your health, and possibly your life to non-sanitised common areas? Self-contained units will not need restrooms or water… Read more »

Tinner
Tinner
2 years ago

Understood, however, I don’t believe there would be a shortage of tent camping visitors who would be willing to compromise their health and lives and use a common bathroom My initial concern was tent campers digging holes (BEST case scenario) inside of a developed campgrounds and pooping like that if… Read more »

Quacque
Quacque
2 years ago
Reply to  Tinner

The trouble is, everybody is just as good at rationalizing why they should be allowed to do whatever they want because they are in some way special and especially trustworthy, unlike all those other people, the exception to the rule, not to mention above average and deserving of special consideration.