Re: Steel Pass after X-mas
Posted by Bodie the Dog on December 07, 2002 at 12:20:30:
In Reply to: Steel Pass after X-mas posted by Vidas on December 06, 2002 at 13:52:14:
I've used Steele Pass more than once to get out of Saline Valley at a time when both the North and South passes were closed. I've seen about an inch of snow at Steele Pass itself, but I doubt it sticks around long. Pugsly makes a good point about the other passes. While Steele Pass was easily passable on one occasion, the summit on Death Valley road headed towards Big Pine did have enough snow on it to make others turn around.
I don't fear the snow. My pesonal nightmare is coming around the corner while driving in one of those washes, only to find a flash flood coming down canyon for me. Steele Pass has had catastrophic floods in very recent times.