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Tioga Pass Opening

Postby mountainLight » Thu May 03, 2007 9:52 am

Just noticed that they have the annual Tioga pass plow update up on the Yosemite website. Apparently it is already plowed, they are just working on the road. Thought I would post it for those interested.



http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/tioga.htm



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Postby TNsoccer07 » Thu May 03, 2007 10:25 am

Cool! I heard from a local that he had heard that some people were thinking it may open tomorrow, but with the precipitation that just fell, the road will need to be plowed again. See the following link for the Tioga Pass webcam. It shouldn't take too long to plow that, though.

http://meteora.ucsd.edu/cap/tioga/tioga_current.jpg
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Postby EricJLee » Thu May 03, 2007 5:25 pm

One of the locals in Mammoth took a road biking tour over the pass and through the Meadows. He posted some shots over at SP
http://www.summitpost.org/phpBB2/viewto ... 2&start=75
Really neat, so little snow this year, especially when compared to last year.
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Postby maverick » Thu May 03, 2007 5:35 pm

Thanks Eric, finally some photos beside all the webcams.
Im tired of looking at the Yosemite and Mineral King webcams!!
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Postby copeg » Thu May 03, 2007 5:50 pm

Thanks for the info mlight and for the link to the photos Eric. Hope to head up this weekend toward Saddlebag, hopefully it'll be open by then so I don't have to take the long way around through sonora.
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Postby Ozark Flip » Fri May 04, 2007 9:18 am

trailblaizer - Sonora pass is closed. It opened briefly but then closed again due to a construction project. From what I know it will not be open this weekend but rather they hope to re-open by the 9th.

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Postby copeg » Fri May 04, 2007 9:35 am

Ozark Flip wrote:trailblaizer - Sonora pass is closed. It opened briefly but then closed again due to a construction project. From what I know it will not be open this weekend but rather they hope to re-open by the 9th.

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Thanks so much Flip. I checked this am and found that out...kind of kills my plans for the weekend, and I don't see tioga opening before I wanted to leave either :crybaby: I don't plan on making that long drive north again. Now, backpack and truck is packed and I've got a few days, just don't know where to go :dontknow
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Postby Sharp Rock » Fri May 04, 2007 10:00 am

trailblazer wrote:. Now, backpack and truck is packed and I've got a few days, just don't know where to go :dontknow


What was that old saying? All dressed up, and no place to go! :lol:

I hope ya come up with sumthin... :nod:

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Postby Ozark Flip » Thu May 10, 2007 7:55 am

Word is that both Tioga Pass and Badger will open tomorrow.

Hot damn.....right on with the right on!

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Postby will_jrob » Fri May 18, 2007 5:37 pm

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Postby TNsoccer07 » Sat May 19, 2007 10:40 am

Cool. Thanks for the shots! Do you know what the condition of the Cathedral Lakes Trail was like when you were there?
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Postby will_jrob » Sat May 19, 2007 11:49 am

Do you know what the condition of the Cathedral Lakes Trail was like when you were there?

Sorry no, I didn't get far from the highway this trip. There were several cars parked at the Budd Creek trailhead.
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