"HELP" Where to park at Roads End HWY 180
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Aaron Sorensen
(awsorensen) - MLife

Locale: South of Forester Pass
"HELP" Where to park at Roads End HWY 180 on 04/14/2013 17:46:33 MDT Print View

I am looking at doing a season opener trip of the Rea Lakes Loop on the first weekend of May.
This will be my 9th time doing the loop. I have done it the weekend after April 15th when the road was open that early.

Now, with the Sequestration going on, Roads End is only open for "day use" until 22 May. The campgrounds will also be closed.
I know you can hike any time of the year, you just need to get the permit from there once it opens.

So Roads End will be open, but does anyone know where can I park for a 3 day trip?

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: "HELP" Where to park at Roads End HWY 180 on 04/14/2013 18:10:52 MDT Print View

You may need to park on the other side of the winter snow gate, which is typically near the Hume Lake turnoff. Then hitchhike to Roads End.

--B.G.--

Aaron Sorensen
(awsorensen) - MLife

Locale: South of Forester Pass
Re: Re: "HELP" Where to park at Roads End HWY 180 on 04/14/2013 18:49:32 MDT Print View

I'm thinking just the parking lot at the far end of Roads End will not be available for over night hiking as that is the multi-day parking area.

I'm sure there are other over-fill places to park?
(but where?) and without getting in trouble???

Hitch hiking is not an option for me.

I just found a little more info.
It appears as if I may be able to park and "go out" overnight, just not "use" the Cedar Grove area during the night?
Need to call, or at least just act stupid when I get back.
That always works.

Edited by awsorensen on 04/14/2013 19:20:44 MDT.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Re: Re: "HELP" Where to park at Roads End HWY 180 on 04/14/2013 20:58:35 MDT Print View

"Need to call, or at least just act stupid when I get back."

Easier to ask forgivness than permission

Jason G
(JasonG) - F

Locale: iceberg lake
gate on 04/15/2013 22:27:29 MDT Print View

Yea theres no gate on the overnight lot at roads end so you can definitely physically park there..but question is will you a ticket/towed. I kinda doubt it though.

But you would also think that because of the Sequestration that there might not even be a ranger there at all right?