March 16, 2020
URGENT: POSSIBLE ROUTE CLOSURE ON SECTION 7
We have received several reports of a road closure on Section 7 of the CABDR-South, several miles west of the Tinnemaha Campground on Fuller Road where the route connects with McMurry Meadows road and the Inyo National Forest. Calls to the Inyo National Forest have indicated they are unaware of the closure and we are working with the Government agencies for clarification. In the meantime you have two options available.
- Easiest: From Tinnemaha Campground, continue north on Tinnemaha Road and slightly east on Fish Springs Road and connect to Hwy 395 and Continue to Big Pine where you can pick the route back up.
- More Difficult (but fun!). From Tinnemaha Campground continue north on Tinnemaha Road and make a sharp left turn on Birch Creek Road. The road passes by several homes (Ride Respectfully!). There is an unmarked left turn (don’t go down the obvious wash) that puts you on Forest Service Road 33E320 (some maps/gps mark the road as 10S107) that connects back to McMurry Meadows Road where you will make a right turn to pick up the CABDR-South GPS tracks. This option has one short section with large imbedded rocks where the two track road narrows. Download the GPX file of the reroute HERE.
If you are curious what this section looks like there is a YouTube video up at: https://youtu.be/EWndhEwXt3I (time stamp 1:42 to 3:33) from an initial CABDR-South Scouting trip that includes this bypass that was not included in the CABDR-South final route.