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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:48 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

haha!  thanks jim!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:18 pm    Post subject: Anyone know if blue ridge road is open to guffy still? Reply with quote

Anyone out there this weekend?[/list]
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, it's closed. Mt. High has been open for 2 weeks now.
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 7:43 am    Post subject: Blue Ridge Road closed at Guffy: 05-28-2012 Reply with quote

Had plans to drive to Lupine Camp on Memorial Day, but the gate at Guffy was locked. Blue Ridge Road beyond that to Wright Mountain (didn't walk down road to Lupine) has just a few rocks that would need clearing but no reason to keep it closed. Frustrating.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw on wrightwoodcalif.com that it's now open to Lupine.  Has anyone been past Guffy -- can a regular passenger car get all the way to Lupine after this year's maintenance?  I know in prior years they have recommended high clearance past Guffy.  Thanks
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can answer my own question with a pic of my Prius (!) at Lupine:

Prius at Lupine CG by moore91024, on Flickr

Not for the faint of heart, but it can be done by an experienced off-pavement driver.  Go slow and expect to get out and throw rocks to the side.  Slowest_Hiker cannot be held responsible for your Blue Ridge Rd. driving outcome.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the update. Should be good until they arbitrarily close it for an imaginary reason.  Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HikeUp wrote:
Thanks for the update.
Here, here.

HikeUp wrote:
Should be good until they arbitrarily close it for an imaginary reason.  
Think they'll have something that solid to go on?  Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:51 pm    Post subject: Blue Ridge / Guffy.....think I've got some time b4 close? Reply with quote

I want to get in one of my cold weather campings up at Guffy (maybe Blue Ridge....depending).  Being Halloween....anyone have some insight as to how much longer I have to drive down that road to either spot?

There are other options, such as Crystal Lake and others.....but I do like the solitude of Guffy.  I get out my laptop and do work in the afternoon, by the fire....it's awesome.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude!  You had me right up to the point where you blew it and said the "W" word.  (work)  We don't use four letter words like that around here.  Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hikin_Jim wrote:
Dude!  You had me right up to the point where you blew it and said the "W" word.  (work)  We don't use four letter words like that around here.  Wink

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Ha!  That's always my excuse (both to myself and others) "yea, I'm going hiking and camping...but hey, I'm bringing my computer; so I'll get some work done"
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They typically close the road based on the weather. From what I heard last week from the Big Pines Ranger Station the road is still open down to Lupine although they said high clearance vehicles are mandatory. I believe they usually close the road in sections starting at Guffy and moving back towards the 2.

But you can camp at either place year round via the Blue Ridge trail up to the campground and PCT or, if the 2 is still open past Wrightwood, you can pick up the PCT at the parking lot.

OR you can have some real fun and hike on the road. The fun there is two crossings of the ski run with a pack on. It's like a live version of Frogger. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:29 pm    Post subject: Blue Ridge rd- no snow.....staill closed? Reply with quote

Historic no-snow winter for the San Gabs (with 2nd place being last year...and 3rd being the year before....., etc.); so, there's ZERO snow on Blue Ridge.  Anyone know if the gate is still closed?    I'd like to head up there for some "winter" car camping if not.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was up there today and it is still closed. I wouldn't expect it to open until the "rainy season" is over.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:14 pm    Post subject: Closed? Reply with quote

Seeing how the road crosses several times over ski runs at Mountain High, it will remain closed at least until the end of the so called "Ski Season", which this year may be next week. LOL
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:23 pm    Post subject: Guffy gate report Reply with quote

Found today that the gate at Guffy was open, whereas the sign at the beginning of Blue Ridge Rd indicated that Lupine is closed.  We only went down as far as the split off toward Wright Mtn.  We were out there at least an hour going to Wright Mtn, and the gate was still open when we got back.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My friends and I did north backbone on Friday. We were surprised that the road was open all the way to the trailhead.  After our hike, we also went to the top of Wright Mountain and the slide. I was also glad to see the road in such good shape (compared to other roads I've been on). Our minivan was able to make it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to know.  Thanks, gents.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And ladies, perhaps?  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh.   Embarassed

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been called worse  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On a sorta-related note, y'all know if the road down into Prairie Fork is open and driveable?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You mean past Lupine down to Cabin Flat?  My understanding is that section has been permanently closed to motor traffic.  I saw a notice about it in the Grassy Hollow Visitor Center some years ago.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a sign saying the road to Camp Lupine (Prairie Fork) was closed, but nothing was blocking the road at the junction past the Guffy gate and the road looked fine there. It might be blocked or unsafe further down.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We usually drive down it to go down Fish Fork. Was planning another trip soon. I'll ask abroad. Thanks folks. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:16 pm    Post subject: Blue Ridge Rd closed? Reply with quote

Assume it is.  Anybody?   Want to get the guys together for camping at Guffy next weekend.  Prob. too late unless we want to hike in from the 2.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to Mountain High's web site they are open for skiing which means the road to Guffy is closed. Instead of hiking in from the 2, try coming up from Wrightwood via Wright Mountain. Not sure of the mileage but would bet it is the shortest way in this time of year.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:26 pm    Post subject: Gate open at Guffy today Reply with quote

Rode the bikes out Blue Ridge Rd to Guffy today.  The sign at Inspiration Point is indicating closed to Lupine, but the gate immediately past the Guffy sign was open.  No idea what happens beyond the gate.  Road condition as far as Guffy is medium -- I've seen it better, seen it worse.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was on that road about 2:00 pm Saturday. Didn't go real far before I decided I didn't want to do it in the Prius. It wasn't so bad I couldn't do it, but I had to go slow enough that I didn't want to take that long to see what was going on at Guffy.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you talking about the actual gate for the Lupine road or a gate for taking the Blue Ridge Road to Wright Mtn?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The gate immediately past the turnoff for Guffy CG was open -- that's before the split between Wright Mtn vs. Lupine.  If there are gates further down (I forget), I have no information about them.  From Guffy, I saw a car driving on the Wright Mtn leg.  I did not observe any cars on the Lupine leg.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SGBob wrote:
I was on that road about 2:00 pm Saturday. Didn't go real far before I decided I didn't want to do it in the Prius. It wasn't so bad I couldn't do it, but I had to go slow enough that I didn't want to take that long to see what was going on at Guffy.


We saw (pulled over for) a black Prius, latest generation, between Blue Ridge CG and Inspiration Point on our return trip, but I think it was later than 2...
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Big Pines said on Monday that it "remains closed at Guffy."    Question

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