Tuesday, October 23, 2018

End of Season

At this time, the water to West Mineral King, Cold Spring campground, and the Ranger Station has been drained and shut off for the winter.  Both Mineral King road gates will be closed and locked on Wednesday, October 31.  Please remember that the locks aren't there to inconvenience you!  They help ensure the security of our cabins and Park property, as well as for the safety of the public. It your responsibility to securely lock each gate behind you if you drive up the road to access your cabin.  Thank you for your help.

I had a cabin owner ask about homeowners insurance for his cabin to cover liability, theft or vandalism, and fire or damage.  He is having a hard time finding a company to write a policy.  I was told Nationwide issues homeowners policies for cabins but with an endorsement excluding fire.  Other companies may be willing to do the same.  Lloyd's of London (and perhaps another company) will issue fire policies, but for premiums of $3,000 - $4,000 per year!. Unfortunately, the massive fires throughout California have spooked all of the carriers, and that is not likely to change any time soon.  But if anyone knows of an insurance carrier whom they can recommend, please let me know and I will pass along that information.

Thank you, and here's to a good, long snowfall this winter!


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Wintery Trip Report

Our photographer friend, Steven, sent me this trip report from last weekend, and included photos of their snowy time at the Mosquito Lakes. Click on the link below and enjoy!

"We wanted to go up to Mineral King in the summer, but it didn’t work out.

"Then this Friday evening, spur of the moment, we went up to Cold Springs (very foggy drive) then to Mosquito Lakes for a night. So much for 20% chance of snow, it stormed for three hours, with an amazing lightning show and about 6” of snow.

"Then Sunday the sun came out and it became a sparkling fresh day."

Click here to see his photos.