Author Topic: Coyote Flats Aug. 7-10  (Read 2003 times)

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Coyote Flats Aug. 7-10
« on: July 21, 2020, 12:07:59 PM »
Alright I'm posting this ,
BUT NEED A TRAIL LEADER

Where: Coyote Flats

When: August 7-10

Why: Why the F@%k not

Time: 1400 .. Kickstands up by 1430

Location: 37.3463713 -118,438787 (Reata Rd. & Underwood Ln.)

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Re: Coyote Flats Aug. 7-10
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2020, 12:08:19 PM »
Reserve :P
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Re: Coyote Flats Aug. 7-10
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2020, 10:46:52 PM »
I went back through my collection of guidebooks (actually printed on paper!) and found one by Roger Mitchell copyright 1983 that describes the route into Coyote Flats.  I have compared his trail instructions with currently available satellite imagery and everything seems to line up.  I guess that means that I will volunteer to be trail leader.  I am open to suggestion on meeting times and locations.  Departure point will be from Bishop.  According to Google Maps it should take less than two hours to get from Bishop to the campsite I previously designated (37.229562, -118.492555).  Provided that it hasn't already been occupied, I believe this would serve as a good location for base camp.  But, I have never been here before.  So if someone has better information, please speak up.
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Re: Coyote Flats Aug. 7-10
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2020, 07:50:40 AM »
Thanks for posting this up!  Is everyone staying until Monday or is anyone heading back on Sunday?  Just trying to see what days I need to get off work.
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Re: Coyote Flats Aug. 7-10
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2020, 08:56:19 AM »
I am staying until Monday.
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Re: Coyote Flats Aug. 7-10
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2020, 08:59:09 AM »
Thanks for posting this up!  Is everyone staying until Monday or is anyone heading back on Sunday?  Just trying to see what days I need to get off work.
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Re: Coyote Flats Aug. 7-10
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2020, 09:29:09 AM »
Are you talking about up 395 before Bishop? Nice! Been on my list for awhile.
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Re: Coyote Flats Aug. 7-10
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2020, 09:54:53 AM »
Are you talking about up 395 before Bishop? Nice! Been on my list for awhile.
The road into Coyote Flats starts out of Bishop.

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Re: Coyote Flats Aug. 7-10
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2020, 11:05:54 AM »
My grandma used to live in Bishop. Back when I used to drive a Suzuki Samurai. Never made it to Coyote Flats.
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Re: Coyote Flats Aug. 7-10
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2020, 11:34:20 AM »
Please update me from a "talking about going" to a "going." Also, we'll be a party of 2.75, as Gavin will be coming as well.

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Re: Coyote Flats Aug. 7-10
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2020, 02:30:26 PM »
I went back through my collection of guidebooks (actually printed on paper!) and found one by Roger Mitchell copyright 1983 that describes the route into Coyote Flats.  I have compared his trail instructions with currently available satellite imagery and everything seems to line up.  I guess that means that I will volunteer to be trail leader.  I am open to suggestion on meeting times and locations.  Departure point will be from Bishop.  According to Google Maps it should take less than two hours to get from Bishop to the campsite I previously designated (37.229562, -118.492555).  Provided that it hasn't already been occupied, I believe this would serve as a good location for base camp.  But, I have never been here before.  So if someone has better information, please speak up.


Hey Tony, I just got back for Coyote Flats Monday. Most information seems accurate. I will add a bit more to it if that helps.

1. 2 hours is pretty accurate. It took us 2:20 on Sunday but we had to pull off about a dozen times to let folks by has most were leaving on a Sunday. In fact, by the time we got up there nobody else was there at all. I imagine there will be fair amount of rigs there on a Friday/Sat night.

2. Campsite - Lots of fire rings by Funnel Lake. However, it is very exposed and the wind was unbearable for us. I will PM the coordinates of the meadow we stayed at that was nice and protected. This maybe a good back up option for ya.

3. Ford Flat road is closed just east of the meadow. Boulders fell into the road creating an impassable wall. looks like its been that way for awhile.

4. Onion Creek road out to Big Pine is knurly. We checked it out and deemed it has a no go. The first "obstacle" has the rig 3 wheeling off camber towards a large drop off the shelf road.

Let me know if there is any info I can help with.

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Re: Coyote Flats Aug. 7-10
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2020, 02:56:01 PM »
Great info.  I was wondering about being able to come out at Big Pine, but that sounds like a no go.  Yes, please send or post the coordinates of the protected spot you found.  I don't think any of us like camping in the wind.
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Re: Coyote Flats Aug. 7-10
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2020, 03:09:03 PM »
PM sent.     Didn't want to post the coordnants to that one on social media. It's a unique place.
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Re: Coyote Flats Aug. 7-10
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2020, 11:07:22 PM »
Please update me from a "talking about going" to a "going." Also, we'll be a party of 2.75, as Gavin will be coming as well.
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Re: Coyote Flats Aug. 7-10
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2020, 10:43:21 AM »
Jay - are you bringing Aiden?