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Re: Tioga Road Plowing 5/3

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avatar Tioga Road Plowing 2006
May 02, 2006 11:34AM
They plowing has finally started and they've made it to Gin Flat. The wet and heavy snow is about 5 feet deep and they are finding lots of buried trees.

avatar Tioga Road Plowing Report 5/2/2006
May 03, 2006 12:16PM
Snow is now 7' deep and they are still finding buried tree up to 2 feet in diameter. They hope to make it to the South Fork of the Tuolumne River by Thursay.

Glacier point plowing made it to 1 mile from Badger Pass with 7 feet of snow and no problems so far.

avatar Re: Tioga Road Plowing 5/3
May 04, 2006 01:43PM
Plowing has reached the first avalanche zone near South Fork and they're hoping to plow through it today if it doesn't get too warm. Snow is 8 feet deep.

avatar Re: Tioga Road Plowing 5/4
May 05, 2006 02:45PM
Tioga Road: middle of avalanche zone 1 with 6' of snow and lots of rocks and trees in the snow.

Glacier Point Road: no progress due to rotary plow needing repairs.

avatar Re: Tioga Road Plowing 5/6
May 08, 2006 01:14PM
Tioga: about 10 miles in, 6 feet of snow and only 2 trees for the day

Glacier: no work done

avatar Re: Tioga Road Plowing 5/8
May 09, 2006 01:31PM
Tioga: plowed 3.3 miles with snow 10 feet deep at the 8000' level. Five trees were encountered.

Glacier point: plowed half a mile with snow 6 feet deep.

avatar Re: Tioga Road Plowing 2006
May 10, 2006 04:17PM
Tioga Road: 1.5 miles from White Wolf with snow running 10 feet deep.

Glacier Point Road: 2.3 miles in with 5 feet of snow.

avatar Re: Tioga Road Plowing 5/10/2006
May 11, 2006 03:29PM
Tioga Road: Made it to White Wolf. Snow is 10 feet deep.

Glacier Point Road: 3.2 miles from Badger Pass. Snow is 4 feet deep.

avatar Re: Tioga Road Plowing 5/11/2006
May 12, 2006 12:29PM
Tioga Road: Plowed only a half mile. Snow is 10 feet deep and very hard.

Glacier Point Road: Crews had to go work on highway 41 potholes instead of plowing.

avatar Re: Tioga Road Plowing 5/13/2006
May 15, 2006 02:23PM
Tioga Road: 16 miles from Crane Flat with 11 feet of very heavy snow.

Glacier Point Road: no work until Monday

avatar Re: Tioga Road Plowing 5/16/2006
May 17, 2006 12:15PM
Tioga Road: Plow 1/2 mile and had to stop for the day at the Yosemite Creek avalanche zone.

Glacier Point Road: Now at the Sentinel Dome parking area 8.5 miles from Badger Pass. That should leave about 2 miles to go.

avatar Re: Tioga Road Plowing 5/17/2006
May 18, 2006 12:23PM
Tioga Road: 21.1 miles from Crane Flat

Glacier Point: at Washburn Point and expect to make it to Glacier Point today (5/18)

avatar East Side Tioga Road Plowing 2006
May 18, 2006 01:44PM
As of May 17th Caltrans plowing has reached Ellery Lake.

avatar Re: Tioga Road Plowing 5/18/2006
May 20, 2006 09:32AM
Tioga Road: 22.4 miles from Crane Flat (nearing Porcupine Flat Campground) with 8 feet of snow.

Glacier Point Road: plowed through to Glacier Point and now working on cleanup and repairs.

avatar Re: Tioga Road Plowing 5/21/2006
May 22, 2006 11:49AM
Tioga Road: 1/2 mile from Olmsted but dealing with the avalanche zone is going to take some time.

avatar Re: Tioga Road Plowing 5/23/2006
May 24, 2006 09:54AM
Still stuck at the Olmsted Point avalanche zone. They are hoping to plow throught it early this morning.

The road may open up to Yosemite Creek by this Saturday.

avatar Re: Tioga Road Plowing 5/30/2006
May 31, 2006 06:04PM
The plowing crew has reached the west end of Tuolumne Meadows with about 4 feet of snow.

avatar Re: Tioga Road Plowing 2006
June 01, 2006 11:56AM
They should have the road plowed through to the Tioga gate sometime today. Opening will depend on when the avalanche zones are judged safe enough.

avatar Re: Tioga Road Plowing 2006
June 13, 2006 01:40PM
Still no word on when the pass will open. Rumors indicate there are sill avalanche issues at Olmsted Point and Spring Hill.

A friend of mine hiked into Tuolumne Meadows last week and said there's no reason they couldn't open the road from the east to there.

Re: Tioga Road Plowing 2006
June 15, 2006 06:10AM
According to the park website, it opens June 17th!

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