Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Next Event on the Silver City Calendar: June 22

Next event on the Silver City calendar: Lon Hannah from Sons of the San Joaquin join Mankin Creek (Keith Hamm and Esther Zurcher) this Saturday, June 22 at 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

West Mineral King Water System On

Breaking News! Yesterday (June 15) I heard from a cabin resident that the West Mineral King water system has been flushed and charged, and is now on and running. Good news!
However, I don't believe the Cold Springs campground is open yet.  Confirm by calling Park headquarters at Ash Mountain or the Mineral King Ranger Station.
The snow is melting fast, the river is high, the road is open and clear to the end (but watch for potholes), and the summer season is on!
Enjoy the season!
Photo by Gerry Strickland is of the river under the Oak Grove Bridge.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Events at Silver City This Weekend

Join us this Saturday, June 15 at 6:00 p.m. at the Silver City Resort for an evening of music with Mankin Creek.
Then on Sunday, June 16, there is a pie-eating contest at the Resort--and we all know how delicious those Silver City pies are!  Entry fee is $10.  Reserve your spot now by calling (559) 561-3223. 
(Silver City Store in the 1930s.)

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Garbage Bin News

The 10 yard rolloff garbage bin is scheduled to be delivered next Wednesday, June 12, assuming the snow drift melts out enough. Michael Botkin will make the determination when he goes up Monday or Tuesday. In the meantime, the 2 yard dumpster is there with the combination lock, same combination as the gates. Use it until the rolloff shows up. 

Same rules as last year. SECURELY BAG ALL GARBAGE!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Farewell Gap, 6/3/19

Susan Merrill sent me this photo she took last Monday (6/3/19) of Farewell Gap. So much snow still left! 

She wrote, " Monday morning we went to MK and the road is open all the way and we did see a lot of snow on the sides of the road. MK might not be totally available until the 4th of July weekend. The Ranger station is open tho she hadn't given out any permits yet, too much snow."

Monday, June 3, 2019

Mineral King Road Now Open!

According to staff at the Silver City Resort, both gates on the Mineral King Road are open, the road is drive-able to the end, and the Ranger Station is open for visitors.

However, Cold Springs campground and the West Mineral King water system is not yet open because access to the tank is blocked by snow.  Estimated date to open is June 21. Any updated information will be passed along when received.

We're almost there!

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Sequoia Parks Conservancy Newsletter

Here is a link to the May, 2019 issue of the Sequoia Parks Conservancy newsletter: