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Postby bchains » Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:26 am

Can anyone advise how to get a room here? Apparently they have no phone (except a sat) and they don't respond to email. Their website looks like it was last updated in 2006. Are they still alive? Ideally I'd like to get a shower after several days of climbing in the valley on the way up to Dana Couloir but want to 1) stay high, and 2) not have to drive to Lee Vining.

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Postby QITNL » Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:47 am

For the down low, head over to supertopo and get in touch with hossjulia.

The power went down on the Tioga Road over the winter. On June 3 she wrote:
"Tpr won't open for at least 3 weeks. If no power by July 1, may not open at all."

I think the power is back up at T-Meadows so TPR may have power now as well. It takes them a couple of weeks to get set up.
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Postby The Chief » Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:56 am

What do you need a room for here?

Lee Vining is just fifteen minutes down 120 below TPR and far cheaper.
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Postby QITNL » Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:31 am

Aw, man, I was just answering the question. And I like hossjulia. Not that I could ever afford to stay there, but that hut is real cool, bending like a bow.

Why do you need a shower? Hah! - I would have asked that. And it's easy to steal one of those.
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Postby Tanngrisnir3 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:43 pm

With the exception of their pies, the bang-for-the-buck factor is one of the lowest on the entire east side.
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Postby MTN Trader » Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:44 am

Tanngrisnir3 wrote:With the exception of their pies, the bang-for-the-buck factor is one of the lowest on the entire east side.


Except for the fact that you are in repose at nearly 10,000 feet, which is great for the acclimitization at night.

And as far as "bang for the buck" goes, TPR isn't a charity. I have too many sentimental attachments to the place, especially the older cabins, to object. Lee Vining may have other, cheaper, rooms for the evening, but I don't think there's much comparison.

Julia and her team have always done a tremendous job of making me and my family feel welcome. I hadn't heard that they were having a tough time getting set up this season, but I hope they can open soon.

Maybe the downtime will give them an opportunity to modernize the website.
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Postby The Chief » Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:08 pm

It simply amazes me how so many city folk bust their ass 50 weeks outta the year and then come to the mountains for the other 2 weeks. Then, they look for a location where other humans are congregated in one building plus they need to take a shower.

Don't forget that DROID now. Gotta have the constant connection to all them business contacts and people back in the city.

Folks call it a vacation I believe....
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Postby Palisades79 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:44 pm

I've stayed and stopped at Tioga Pass Resort numerous times over the years,including Winter , and always enjoyed the food and people . If it is not worth paying the extra costs of supporting a place in such a great location ,what is ? Everyone who has been to Europe and Asia has wondered why we did not also have high country lodges for year around access . Everytime I stayed at TPR in the Winter there were people using it as a base for multi-day trips and it was well worth it .
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Postby The Chief » Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:28 pm

Palisades79 wrote: Everytime I stayed at TPR in the Winter there were people using it as a base for multi-day trips and it was well worth it .


TPR gave up their Special USFS Winter Access Permit three years ago.

Reason, not enough revenue to support the Winter Operational cost.
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Postby bchains » Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:13 am

Thanks to all for the updates and contact info.

To the Chief, buzz off.. you contributed nothing to this discussion and made an ass of yourself once again on SP. Live and let live.
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Postby mrchad9 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:54 am

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Postby The Chief » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:52 pm

Ass... someone called me an ass? That hurt. Please be safe on your annual 2 week trip. The CHP Helo has been very busy lately with ill equipped/knowledgeable newbies. Don't forget your DROID and SAT Phone either.

Ellery Lake, Tioga Lake, Saddle Bag Lake, Lee Vining Creek etc make for excellent free showers btw.
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Postby The Chief » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:18 pm

Best chow, pies and high altitude accommodations on the Eastside, bar none, are located here. Their website is current and daily operation is up and fully running
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And Dingus, if you eat all this in one shot, "Roast beef, mash taters, a nice cold beer, and then a nice slice of blueberry pie witha dollop of ice cream, washed down with a couple of cups of really solid joe," one would definitely need a shower after that consumption operation.


The local Ass!
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