As a result of record snowfall in the Eastern Sierra this winter season and a persistent snowpack in the Bridgeport Winter Recreation Area (BWRA), I am extending the BWRA’s operating season through Sunday, April 30, 2023. This extension will be in effect until the following conditions are observed:
- 12” or less of snow is present at the Leavitt Road and Highway 108 junction
- 10% or more bare ground at Leavitt Lake.
I have made this decision based on input from my resource specialists as well as the specific criteria laid out in the 2010 Bridgeport Winter Recreation Area Management Plan, the 2005 West Hoover Management Plan, and the 2005 Environmental Assessment for the West Hoover Travel Management Plan.
-MEGAN MULLOWNEY Bridgeport District Ranger, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.