Odds of an early Sunrise Opening?

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06 Jun 2016 10:14 #227184 by DG
I've never been to Sunrise at MRNP, and am heading up to Seattle the weekend of the 18th.  I'd love to tag an extra day on to ski around there.  Wondering if it is likely that they will open it that early given the warm spring we've had?  The park service web site just has the boiler plate language for a 7/1 opening, but I'm guessing that will be a bit late for good conditions this year.

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07 Jun 2016 05:29 #227188 by Kyle Miller
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They will open on the 1st I'm sure the road is already good to go but they want the popular hiking routes to be pretty much snow free and when they are set on a date that's what it is going to be.

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07 Jun 2016 15:42 #227189 by pipedream
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They also won't open the road until the concessions are set-up, staffed and ready to open. That probably entails seasonal employment which starts on July 1st...

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07 Jun 2016 15:52 #227190 by DG
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Thanks for the replies, I guess will have to explore that area some other time!

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08 Jun 2016 09:25 #227191 by silaswild

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09 Jun 2016 07:37 #227196 by Gary Vogt
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"Sunrise Road Access

Through June 9 - Closed to all recreation while road crew finishes plowing the road.
   
June 10-12, Fri-Sun - Open to recreational use of bicyclists and hikers. No vehicles will be on the road, but please be aware of others recreating along the road.
   
June 13 - June 30 - Open to recreational use of bicyclists and hikers but sharing the road with work vehicles. The road can still close to recreational access at any time. Always check the sign on the Sunrise gate to see if recreational use is allowed or not before heading up.
   
July 1 - Sunrise Road open to the public."

www.nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/conditions.htm

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10 Jun 2016 14:16 - 10 Jun 2016 14:22 #227200 by thunderchief
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So this begs the question... how do I comfortably attach my skis to my mtn bike?  Sundays weather forecast is starting to look halfway decent...

on my back or slung parallel underneath the seat?

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10 Jun 2016 14:24 #227201 by Oliver
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Get them off your back if you can. This works OK: forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/carrying-skis-bike-900525.html

Edit: I mean the method in the photo near the bottom of that thread^

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10 Jun 2016 15:31 #227202 by Gary Vogt
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For about the same effort as biking up, one could probably drive to the park boundary now on FR 7360 off 410 and skin most of the way from Lake Eleanor.  More of a tour on the return, tho:
www.turns-all-year.com/skiing_snowboardi...ex.php?topic=36412.0
www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/grand-park

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