I just heard That The US Forest Service.
They are going to close Holcomb Valley for the winter.
Please spread the news and contact the SBNF.
Remember once the Forest Service starts Adding gates they like to keep them closed all year.
Start at http://www.fs.usda.gov/sbnf/ , under related links click “Forest NEPA projects” that will take you to the link for the Holcomb Valley Seasonal Closure proposal – it is early, not much there.
Here is the contact information for Scott
Big Bear Ranger District
P.O. Box 290, 41397 North Shore Dr. Hwy 38, Fawnskin, CA, 92333