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Offline mcb2012

Sierra Cascades Section 3 Map 39 2012 Lassen NP
« on: August 17, 2012, 01:34:16 pm »
Due to the Reading fire the route on Highway 89 through Lassen National Park is currently closed. 

Offline mcb2012

Re: Sierra Cascades Section 3 Map 39 2012 Lassen NP
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2012, 01:36:08 pm »
The section through Lassen National Park on Highway 89 is currently closed due to the Reading fires, anyone have any suggestions for northbound alternates?

Thank you,

Megan

Offline cgarch

Re: Sierra Cascades Section 3 Map 39 2012 Lassen NP
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2012, 11:55:03 pm »
Northbound - after leaving Greenville and making the climb (+/- 1000') to Lake Almanor, take CA 147 towards Westwood. Before you reach CA 36 (near Clear Creek Park), take a right at County Rd. A21 and continue through Westwood. After crossing 36 continue north to CA 44. Continue North/West on 44 until it intersects CA 89 at which point it rejoins the route. The only drawback to this is you will very likely be in the smoke plume from the fire - not the best. Suppose you could go further east before turning north at either CA 139 or as far east as US 395 (there's a fire out there too). CA 139 would take you to US 299 which you could then take to the west to pick up 89. It is a long way around and I cannot vouch for services on 139 between Susanville and 299. I've been studying the route but had not gotten to researching the services. There are some back roads in the 299 area that can keep you off 299 and headed NW. Services are few and far between once you're away from the main roads. I've ridden some of these roads, but not all. If you decide to go the 139 route I have a contact in Burney I can rattle to for some additional advice. Best of luck -from the incident page, it doesn't look like 89 through the park will open for some time.

Craig
Santa Rosa, CA

Offline cgarch

Re: Sierra Cascades Section 3 Map 39 2012 Lassen NP
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2012, 12:02:46 am »
Apparently 89 is also closed between Greenville and CA 36.

  [IN THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA & SIERRA NEVADA]
    IS CLOSED FROM 1 MI NORTH OF GREENVILLE /AT OLD HAUN RD/ TO 11 MI SOUTH OF
THE JCT OF SR 36 /AT BUTT LAKE RD/ (PLUMAS CO) - DUE TO A WILDLAND FIRE -
 MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE 

This positively sucks. It appears to me that you're left with having to take 70 (east) over to 395 to get to at least to Susanville. From Susanville head W on 36 to reach 44 to continue as previously noted.

Sources: Caltrans highway info: http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi
Fires (USDA Forest Service): http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3112/
http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3052/
« Last Edit: August 20, 2012, 01:23:27 am by cgarch »

Offline mcb2012

Re: Sierra Cascades Section 3 Map 39 2012 Lassen NP
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2012, 10:25:49 pm »
Wow Craig, thanks for taking the time to write that.  I was originally going to start from Truckee at the end of this week, but I think it wiser to start the ride further north, possibly Old Station. 

Megan

Offline cgarch

Re: Sierra Cascades Section 3 Map 39 2012 Lassen NP
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2012, 11:54:08 pm »
OK, but keep in mind that CA 44 is also closed between Shingletown and Viola. So that means you can't take I-5 to Anderson (or Redding) and then turn east on 44 to get to Old Station. But good news, they're saying 89 will reopen by 9 p.m. (the section above Greenville). So you could at least go that route and around. Best of luck.

Craig