Horseshoe Meadows Road

Posted on: August 29th, 2011 by Taco No Comments

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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This awesome road would make for a hell of a hillclimb if such things were done in our state. The numbers are impressive: starting elevation is 4,500ft near the city of Lone Pine, with the ending elevation at 10,000ft near Cottonwood Lakes. The road is 19.5 miles long with nearly 9,000ft of elevation gain and 3,300ft of loss, one way. The road is a series of straights connected by hairpin turns. Running uphill is best done in something with a healthy amount of torque, and downhill requires anything with excellent brakes or an anchor bolted to it.

 

Since this road connects the Owens Valley with the High Sierra, expect road closures to be in effect generally from mid-December to late-May.

 

Links:

ITODA: Eastern Sierra Road Gallery

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