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wHAT IS YOUR GUESS?- TIOGA PASS OPENING

Postby Marmaduke » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:16 pm

My guess- June 8

Edit- June 16- per information provided by The Chief.
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Re: wHAT IS YOUR GUESS?- TIOGA PASS OPENING

Postby SpazzyMcgee » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:37 pm

Since we had a cold spring/summer last year, I'm going to guess a warm one this year will help melt the snow. June 17th.
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Re: wHAT IS YOUR GUESS?- TIOGA PASS OPENING

Postby Noondueler » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:31 pm

Tioga will not open this year.
A huge El Nino will sweep the west coast in early June burying the pass for 6 months.
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Re: wHAT IS YOUR GUESS?- TIOGA PASS OPENING

Postby Princess Buttercup » Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:41 am

Noondueler wrote:Tioga will not open this year.
A huge El Nino will sweep the west coast in early June burying the pass for 6 months.


But they will plow the road and keep it open from Lee Vining to the pass so we can all play on the awesome slopes up there! :D
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Re: wHAT IS YOUR GUESS?- TIOGA PASS OPENING

Postby Marmaduke » Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:13 am

Noondueler wrote:Tioga will not open this year.
A huge El Nino will sweep the west coast in early June burying the pass for 6 months.


Meteorologists are good if they are accurate with a 3 day forecast, they are great if they hit a 7 day correctly. Why is it you can make this prediction? If you're correct, you might have found a new career.
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Re: wHAT IS YOUR GUESS?- TIOGA PASS OPENING

Postby fish4dinner » Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:48 am

July 1st :cry:
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Re: wHAT IS YOUR GUESS?- TIOGA PASS OPENING

Postby peninsula » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:15 am

June 15
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Re: wHAT IS YOUR GUESS?- TIOGA PASS OPENING

Postby lcarreau » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:46 am

This man from Arizona gives a "conservative figure" of June 20.

SP's Arizona threads snooze, but CA's RULES!

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Re: wHAT IS YOUR GUESS?- TIOGA PASS OPENING

Postby Noondueler » Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:19 pm

Marmaduke wrote:
Noondueler wrote:Tioga will not open this year.
A huge El Nino will sweep the west coast in early June burying the pass for 6 months.


Meteorologists are good if they are accurate with a 3 day forecast, they are great if they hit a 7 day correctly. Why is it you can make this prediction? If you're correct, you might have found a new career.

Com'on man! Every year someone puts up a forum post about when Tioga will open. I was just goofin' around. But if there are no more storms i predict June 11, Saturday.
Sonora is usually open a week or 2 earlier.
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Re: wHAT IS YOUR GUESS?- TIOGA PASS OPENING

Postby Marmaduke » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:04 am

It looks like the plows have started.
http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/tioga.htm
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Re: wHAT IS YOUR GUESS?- TIOGA PASS OPENING

Postby The Chief » Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:34 pm

Does really it matter?

120 is currently clear from the gate to TPR and beyond to the Tioga Lake. The gate will open this weekend and then remain so for the "Opener". As long as I can access Saddlebag, the Lakes basin up high and fish, fish, fish, that is all that really matters....right!


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Postby peninsula » Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:36 am

The Chief wrote:Does really it matter?

120 is currently clear from the gate to TPR and beyond to the Tioga Lake. The gate will open this weekend and then remain so for the "Opener". As long as I can access Saddlebag, the Lakes basin up high and fish, fish, fish, that is all that really matters....right!


Right!


No, it does not matter to me. Besides, I'm way off!
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Re: wHAT IS YOUR GUESS?- TIOGA PASS OPENING

Postby jareds » Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:32 am

The Chief wrote:Does really it matter?

120 is currently clear from the gate to TPR and beyond to the Tioga Lake.



whoa really? so you can drive up near the park entrance area and skin a couple miles and be to the flats? rad.
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Re: wHAT IS YOUR GUESS?- TIOGA PASS OPENING

Postby The Chief » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:50 pm

The lower Gate from the Lee Vining side should be officially opened tomorrow morning for the "Opener" on Saturday and the road clear to TPR and or beyond to Tioga Lake. I will confirm this morning how far the road has been plowed and opened to and then post it up.
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Re: wHAT IS YOUR GUESS?- TIOGA PASS OPENING

Postby The Chief » Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:06 pm

UPDATE!

BAD NEWS!!!!!!!!

Just got off the phone with the LV Cal Trans dudes.

Lee Vining CAL TRANS road clearing crew ran into a major 30-40' high SNOW & ROCKSLIDE (over 1/3 of a mile in length) yesterday afternoon just above the Ellery Dam on 120. They now have to keep the lower gate closed and the eastside of 120 off limits until they clear that rockslide which may now take a week or longer to clear.
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