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Tioga Road Opening Date?

Postby maverick » Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:24 pm

http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/tiogaopen.htm
Plowing starts on April 15th, and snow pack is at 31% as of April 1. If you scroll
down and check out the previous snow pack percentages this year the second
lowest after 1988(31%), and that year Tioga opened April 29th. So what's your
educated guess on when Tioga will be opened by this year?

My guess is May 2nd.
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Re: Tioga Road Opening Date?

Postby tim » Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:30 pm

Glacier Point Rd opened today (Mon April 14) at noon:
http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/tioga.htm

That's the earliest date in the list (though it doesn't go back as long as for Tioga Pass itself):
http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/tiogaopen.htm

Maverick's guess for Tioga sounds like a good one, although it seems there is still a fair bit of snow above 9000ft. I'd guess opening on May 5, with the road open for bicycles on the weekend of May 2-4.
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Re: Tioga Road Opening Date?

Postby rlown » Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:59 pm

but they like Friday openings for some reason.
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Re: Tioga Road Opening Date?

Postby maverick » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:28 pm

Which is why that Friday was chosen Russ. ;)
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Re: Tioga Road Opening Date?

Postby tim » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:16 am

East side of Tioga Pass Hwy 120 now open to the park entrance gate:
http://www.sierrawave.net/29771/caltran ... -openings/

Also Hwy 168 to Lake Sabrina.
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let the backpacking begin !!!

Postby justm » Thu May 01, 2014 9:34 am

Tioga Road opens tomorrow , May 2 at noon !!! :)
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Re: Tioga Road Opening Date?

Postby AlmostThere » Thu May 01, 2014 11:31 am

For five days until it snows again... we'll see....
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Re: Tioga Road Opening Date?

Postby rlown » Thu May 01, 2014 11:55 am

Even if it's open tomorrow, what are you all going to do?

Maybe best to post that in viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10642
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