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Re: Tioga Pass opening date

Postby rlown » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:57 am

The webcam isn't paid for by the park. Click on the top link on the webcam page to see who. It's a research cam, not just for our enjoyment, but i miss it. Esp, on big snow years.



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Re: Tioga Pass opening date

Postby Wandering Daisy » Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:31 pm

Just called and YARTS busses between Yosemite and Mammoth start this Saturday (weekends only)
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Re: Tioga Pass opening date

Postby maverick » Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:48 pm

Now the NPS site also has it posted.
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Re: Tioga Pass opening date

Postby markskor » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:06 pm

Re-reading all the posts here, looks like may have committed another faux pas (so what else is new?).
Mike, our beloved OldRanger...(yes, that cranky old guy) posted:

"Based on the latest report my guess is that the road will be open for the weekend of June 18-19. However, only the gas station and maybe the wilderness office will be open. My guess is that Campgrounds and lodge/store will be open about July 1. I think there is real economic incentive to open the route for Mono County businesses, regardless limited opportunities in the park for the average visitor."

Agreed that he did hit it on the nose and do not know how I missed it...probably because he posted way late and used the shotgun approach...but being one to always correct my mistakes...
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Re: Tioga Pass opening date

Postby rlown » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:09 pm

um, I think OR waited too long to actually give a prediction. re-read..
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Re: Tioga Pass opening date

Postby BSquared » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:22 pm

Oh, for pity's sake, give Mike his hot dog! :nod:
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Re: Tioga Pass opening date

Postby rlown » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:39 pm

only fair thing to do is give them both the blue ribbon. Mike has had enough hot dogs.. ;)
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Re: Tioga Pass opening date

Postby bheiser1 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:20 pm

Wow, and they say still 2 feet of snow at Tuolomne Meadows, which I assume (?) means even more at higher elevations. Sounds like snowshoeing in June! (well unless one is on packed trails), heheh :)
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Re: Tioga Pass opening date

Postby tim » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:06 pm

Shouldn't we have a sweepstake on when Tioga Pass will finally close for the winter?
In the last 30 years, the latest it has ever closed is Dec 11 (1995):
http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/seasonal.htm

However, it looks like this year it could be open until Christmas weekend, because the current forecast has basically no precipitation for the next 2 weeks. I'm hoping that it will still be open when we're up there the weekend of Dec 17.
The Sentinel Dome webcam is completely free of snow, and when I flew down to San Diego this week I couldn't see any snow in the Sierra, except for a small amount near Whitney.

At this rate it will soon be time to plan those fantasy early season trips (in my head at least) \:D/
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Re: Tioga Pass opening date

Postby Cross Country » Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:43 pm

Is it closed yet? I suspect so.
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Re: Tioga Pass opening date

Postby tim » Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:55 pm

No - we were up there today. I'll post pictures when I get back but there is way less snow than on July 4. We took a day hike to Gaylor Lakes - really nice and we had it to ourselves.
Lots of people skating on Tenaya Lake.
With the current forecast the pass will be open into January.
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