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profdant139

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Posted: 05/22/19 09:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For those of us hoping to get into the high country of Yosemite, there is a glimmer of hope -- the crews are at Tenaya Lake on the west side and at Tioga Pass on the east side:

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So that means about 25 more miles to go, with most of the really bad avalanche chutes already cleared. Now, if it would only stop snowing . . . .

On the basis of no solid information whatsoever, I am predicting that the road will open on June 15.

* This post was edited 06/28/19 09:33am by profdant139 *


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Snowing? It’s MAY 22!


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Posted: 05/22/19 10:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My guess is your June 15 prediction is a bit too optimistic but I hope you are correct. With these unusual May storms, even if they get it cleared, the runoff "rivers" flowing across the highway might delay the opening until late June or early July...


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Posted: 05/22/19 10:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My guess is your June 15 prediction is a bit too optimistic but I hope you are correct. With these unusual May storms, even if they get it cleared, the runoff "rivers" flowing across the highway might delay the opening until late June or early July... SORRY FOR THE DOUBLE POST

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Posted: 05/22/19 11:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Some day I want to drive this route on opening day.... will not be this year.


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The waterfalls will be wonderful this year! Shame I can't get out there.


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"Now if it would only stop snowing." There's the rub. [emoticon]


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Today's posting:

"With some assistance from Mono County, the length of the road is plowed (at least one lane wide), although there is a high-risk avalanche zone at Olmsted Point. Crews are working on side roads and utility areas. Much additional work remains prior to opening."

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The latest info:

"Tioga Road will remain closed at least through this weekend (June 15–16); this does not imply it will open just after the weekend—there is no estimated date for opening. Opening work continues, especially near Olmsted Point. The road is closed to all entry, including vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians. This closure is being enforced."

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I'm assuming the road is "closed to all entry" because of the dangerous snow-removal equipment -- back in March, all was quiet, and there were no signs forbidding us to hike up Tioga Road toward the pass:

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(Lest anyone think we are Arctic adventurers, the snow had been well-packed by snowmobiles, we only went a couple of miles toward Tioga Pass from the east side, and the weather was in the 30s, very comfortable for snow-shoeing and walking. Not much of an adventure, but fun to have the whole canyon to ourselves.)

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