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Re: Tioga Pass opening date

Postby Cross Country » Tue May 10, 2011 7:46 pm

June 30.

Do you really think Mark would buy ME a drink?



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Re: Tioga Pass opening date

Postby rlown » Tue May 10, 2011 8:03 pm

If you backpack with mark, he will buy you a drink.
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Re: Tioga Pass opening date

Postby Wandering Daisy » Wed May 11, 2011 8:47 am

What is the definition of "open" for Tioga Pass? I recall plowing is done and it is open several days for park personnel use before they let the general public. My guess is June 15 for first general public car access.
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Re: Tioga Pass opening date

Postby paula53 » Fri May 13, 2011 8:40 pm

I am thinking July 4th. Terrible snow year.
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Re: Tioga Pass opening date

Postby rlown » Mon May 16, 2011 8:15 pm

Last Update: May 16, 2011

Tioga Road: Yesterday, crews started at Yosemite Creek and ended at an avalanche zone, plowing 1.6 miles. Crews will attempt to go through the avalanche zone today, conditions permitting.

Glacier Point Road: No update (since the last update previously posted)

url: http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/tioga.htm
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Re: Tioga Pass opening date

Postby rlown » Thu May 19, 2011 7:23 pm

Last Update: May 19, 2011

Tioga Road: Yesterday, crews plowed the Big Oak Flat Road due to new snowfall, plowed 18-20 inches of new snow on the Tioga Road, then plowed 0.4 miles from previous point (now at Porcupine Summit). Snow depth is 11 feet.

Additionally, Mono County Public Works and Mammoth Mountain crews have begun plowing from the east side and are now at Mono/Parker Pass Trailhead.
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Re: Tioga Pass opening date

Postby tim » Sat May 21, 2011 10:15 pm

Last Update: May 20, 2011

Tioga Road: Yesterday, crews plowed to Porcupine Creek Trailhead (two miles from previous point).

Additionally, Mono County Public Works and Mammoth Mountain crews have begun plowing from the east side and are now at Mono/Parker Pass Trailhead.

Nice photos of how much snow there is still on the Glacier Point road - though it sounds like they plan to open it for Memorial Day weekend.
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Re: Tioga Pass opening date

Postby Cross Country » Sun May 22, 2011 10:33 am

I want to revise my guess to July 2nd.

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Re: Tioga Pass opening date

Postby fishmonger » Tue May 24, 2011 7:56 am

posted today - looks like Glacier Point Rd

http://whiteblaze.net/forum/showpost.ph ... stcount=64
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Re: Tioga Pass opening date

Postby yosehiker » Tue May 24, 2011 8:44 am

fishmonger: The first photo you posted does indeed look like Glacier Point and maybe be current.

The next four all look like they were taken at Badger Pass area in March after the heavy snowfall that closed the park for a week. The heavy snow in the trees at least indicates it wasn't recently as there hasn't been a heavy snow for weeks now. The plows just got to Glacier point in the last week or so, so it seems it can't be Glacier Point and the building in one of the photos does look remarkably like the A-Frame at Badger Pass.

As someone mentioned previously, there are a few pics on the nps site currently of the Glacier Pt Rd at: http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/tioga.htm
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Re: Tioga Pass opening date

Postby rlown » Tue May 24, 2011 5:16 pm

Last Update: May 23, 2011

Tioga Road: Yesterday, crews plowed from May Lake to May Lake Pit. Snow depth is 15 feet or deeper.
Additionally, as of May 20, Mono County Public Works and Mammoth Mountain crews have plowed to 3.8 miles from Tioga Pass. Mammoth Mountain is using snowcats to expedite the process.

Check the aforementioned URL for plow position on their map.
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Re: Tioga Pass opening date

Postby tim » Wed May 25, 2011 10:32 pm

Glacier Point to open at midday on "Friday May 26" (not clear if they actually mean Friday May 27 or Thursday May 26):
http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/tioga.htm
We'll be up there this weekend to check it out.

"Unofficial word" is that Tioga is targeted to open "mid June":
http://news.sierrawave.net/index.php?op ... mid=200021
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