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When Will Tioga Road Open?

Postby maverick » Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:45 pm

-In 2009 the snow pack was at 92%, it opened May 19th (Tue)
-In 2004 it was at 83%, it opened May 14th (Fri)
-This year it was at 89%, when will it open, what is your guess?
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Re: When Will Tioga Road Open?

Postby RichardCullip » Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:58 pm

Friday the 13th (May)
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Re: When Will Tioga Road Open?

Postby ERIC » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:35 pm

You're not giving proper attention to a critical metric - temperature.
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Re: When Will Tioga Road Open?

Postby rlown » Thu May 05, 2016 9:24 am

Tioga Road

Updated May 4, 2016

Park road crews have been plowing the Tioga Road since April 18. Crews have plowed one lane to Tenaya Lake, however, there is still no estimated opening date. Crews still need to plow the full width of the road, as well as side roads. Safety considerations (e.g., avalanche zones, icy road conditions), additional road work, hazard tree removal, continuing snowy weather, and very dense snow are all factors affecting when the road might open.

We will update this page if or when the road partially opens to cyclists before it opens to vehicles.


https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/tioga.htm
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Re: When Will Tioga Road Open?

Postby AlmostThere » Thu May 05, 2016 9:34 am

NOAA claims on their facebook feed that 8-18" of snow is expected in the next week or so. Wonder if that will happen and how long it will stick.
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Re: When Will Tioga Road Open?

Postby rlown » Tue May 10, 2016 10:36 am

Tioga Road
Updated May 6, 2016
Mono County and National Park Service road plowing crews have met just east of Tenaya Lake. However, park staff still has a lot of work to do before the road can open, including clearing fallen trees and rocks, removing hazard trees, plowing side roads, and plowing the full width of the Tioga Road. There is still no estimated opening date.

We will update this page if or when the road partially opens to cyclists before it opens to vehicles.


https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/tioga.htm
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Re: When Will Tioga Road Open?

Postby maverick » Tue May 10, 2016 12:33 pm

Good news, if the weather cooperates, maybe the week before MD or sooner.
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Re: When Will Tioga Road Open?

Postby dandaman49 » Fri May 13, 2016 3:30 pm

I am planning on doing a short 2 night trip to Glen Aulin with my cousins on memorial day. For some of them it will be their first time backpacking in the sierra, I hope the road is open by then!

My guess is may 20th.
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Re: When Will Tioga Road Open?

Postby AlmostThere » Fri May 13, 2016 3:35 pm

dandaman49 wrote:I am planning on doing a short 2 night trip to Glen Aulin with my cousins on memorial day. For some of them it will be their first time backpacking in the sierra, I hope the road is open by then!


I hope they like wading... There is a section of that route that is flooded in high melt. And there is still snow in Tuolumne Meadows, though it is melting.
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Re: When Will Tioga Road Open?

Postby markskor » Fri May 13, 2016 4:59 pm

Just a rumor...from an insider Yosemite Valley, just now...
Administrative vehicles access, final inspection this weekend, and...
Hopefully, if all passes muster, 120 open next week!
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Re: When Will Tioga Road Open?

Postby maverick » Fri May 13, 2016 5:37 pm

Just a rumor...from an insider Yosemite Valley, just now...
Administrative vehicles access, final inspection this weekend, and...
Hopefully, if all passes muster, 120 open next week!


Just heard the same thing from a little birdy. :)
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Re: When Will Tioga Road Open?

Postby AlmostThere » Fri May 13, 2016 5:45 pm

I wonder if they will have the campground open for the holiday weekend? That would ease a lot of crowd pressure in the valley.
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