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Tioga Pass open for bikes

Postby Greg Enright » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:26 am

Tioga Pass Road is open to bikes starting today. Heading up there to spin around a little tomorrow. No word on when it will open to autos, but it is open up to the pass from the Eastside.
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Re: Tioga Pass open for bikes

Postby youngclimer123 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:57 am

wow!sweet thats awsome mabe it will be open for autos by memorial day weekend!(way early) :D :) 8) :P :) :D
wait.but how can it be open to JUST bikes? :?
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Re: Tioga Pass open for bikes

Postby Gafoto » Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:55 pm

My guess is that they only have a lane width plowed through.
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Re: Tioga Pass open for bikes

Postby Greg Enright » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:58 am

The closure is just below the top of the pass.Image

Of course, everybody has to stop at Olmstead Point. Kinda like a party there with folks biking over from the east side and the west. The Marmots were out looking for snacks and licking the pavement. Yum.
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The streams look to be at peak flow for this year, about a month earlier than normal.
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The slopes above Olmstead are clear of snow, so the avy danger is low. The road is plowed full width, but none of the restrooms or other facilities are ready yet, and there are few places to pull off the road to park. My guess is the road opens to autos next weekend, but don't quote me on that.
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Re: Tioga Pass open for bikes

Postby dskoon » Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:17 pm

Damn, some nice photos Mr. Enright! Looks like a good time up there, and some good biking. Excellent!
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Re: Tioga Pass open for bikes

Postby SeanReedy » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:35 pm

I've been enjoying some nice spring rides among green hills and wildflowers around home, but the thought of riding Tioga Road with those views, and free of motorized traffic, does make me a bit jealous. Thanks for posting!
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