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Re: Tioga Road Opening Date

Postby fedak » Sat May 27, 2017 3:49 am

My guess is Friday 6/23, though the fact that they are stalled at Olmstead point due to avvy danger is decreasing my optimism about that date.
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Re: Tioga Road Opening Date

Postby bearbnz » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:53 pm

fedak, as of last week, the NPS crews were past Olmsted maybe a half mile, but were not yet to Tenaya Lake. From the east, Cal Trans is almost to the Park entrance. Posted some aerial photos on http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2973253&tn=80
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Re: Tioga Road Opening Date

Postby fedak » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:21 am

Yup, watching the progress. They're past Tenaya now- near Lamb Dome.
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Re: Tioga Road Opening Date

Postby fedak » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:21 pm

Park and CalTrans crews met at Tioga Pass yesterday

https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/tioga.htm
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Re: Tioga Road Opening Date

Postby Deb » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:45 pm

fedak wrote:Park and CalTrans crews met at Tioga Pass yesterday

https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/tioga.htm

Do you know if it's possible to drive to Saddlebag Lake road yet?
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Re: Tioga Road Opening Date

Postby DukeJH » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:10 pm

Yosemite national Park posted the following on Facebook 6/6:

Not long after this picture was taken, park road crews plowed their way to Tioga Pass! While this is exciting, we still have a lot of work to do to make the road safe for travel. There are still three active avalanche zones. We still have to plow parking lots, side roads, and portions of the road that are only plowed one lane wide. There is also a lot of debris to remove from the roadway and from ditches and culverts. Please be patient as our crews safely work to make the road safe for you. We'll open the road as soon as we can, but it's still going to be a little while (we don't have an estimate yet).

The picture shows the top of the entry station peeking through the snow.
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Re: Tioga Road Opening Date

Postby fedak » Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:02 am

Eastside to the gate opening at 2pm on Monday
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Re: Tioga Road Opening Date

Postby The Defiant One » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:17 am

fedak wrote:Eastside to the gate opening at 2pm on Monday



"Tioga Road (continuation of Highway 120 through the park) will open on Thursday, June 29, at 8 am!"

via https://www.instagram.com/p/BV3HC_2gS8y/
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