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Re: Tioga Road Plowing Update

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avatar Tioga Road Plowing Update
April 17, 2003 12:00PM
avatar Re: Tioga Road Plowing Update
April 21, 2003 02:00PM
<HTML>Starting location: 11.8 miles from Crane Flat gate
Ending location: 13.8 miles from Crane Flat gate
Distance plowed: 2 miles

The average snow depth is 6 feet. Workers have encountered depths in excess of 10 feet and the snow is very dense, slowing progress.</HTML>

avatar Re: Tioga Road Plowing Update
April 23, 2003 01:35PM
<HTML>Starting location: .2 miles west of White Wolf
Ending location: 1.3 miles east of White Wolf at McSwain Summit.
Distance plowed: 1.5 miles

Average snow depth: 7+ feet</HTML>

avatar Re: Tioga Road Plowing Update
April 28, 2003 08:07PM
<HTML>Starting location: 2 miles east of Yosemite Creek Bridge
Ending location: 3 miles east of Yosemite Creek Bridge Total distance plowed: 1 mile

Average snow depth: 4 feet.</HTML>

Re: Tioga Road Plowing Update
May 01, 2003 08:35AM
<HTML>Rick, you guys don't open Tioga road partially every do you? for example open up to Tuolumne Meadows? Either it opens over the pass or not at all?

Sounds like theres very little chance the road will open by Memorial day weekend, correct? Sorry to keep asking the same questions.. thanks</HTML>
avatar Re: Tioga Road Plowing Update
May 01, 2003 07:11PM
<HTML>I've seen a partial opening only once.</HTML>

avatar Re: Tioga Road Plowing Update
May 01, 2003 07:12PM
<HTML>Starting point: 3 miles east of Yosemite Creek bridge Ending location: .3 miles west of Porcupine Campground
Distance plowed: .3 mile

Average snow depth: 7 feet.</HTML>

avatar Re: Tioga Road Plowing Update
May 05, 2003 03:32PM
<HTML>Starting point: .8 miles west of Porcupine Flat Campground
Ending location: .6 miles east of Porcupine trailhead.

Distance plowed: 1.2 miles Average snow depth plowed: 4.5 feet.</HTML>

Re: Tioga Road Plowing Update
May 05, 2003 03:56PM
<HTML>an anonymous poster on another message board reported the following:

>NPS has all the equipment on the Tioga Rd so they are letting the Glacier >Point Rd melt out naturally. The Tioga Rd has been plowed past >Porqupine Campground and they are trying for a Memorial Day opening >as they all have to get to Bishop for Mule days.</HTML>
avatar Re: Tioga Road Plowing Update
May 07, 2003 07:26PM
<HTML>5/62003

Starting point: .2 miles west of May Lake turnoff
Ending point: .9 miles east of May Lake turnoff
Total distance plowed: 1.1 miles

Average snow depth plowed: 7 feet.
Heavy snow was falling at the end of the day.</HTML>

avatar Re: Tioga Road Plowing Update
May 08, 2003 11:07PM
<HTML>Equipment working on the road:

1 D-7 Dozer
2 Truck mounted rotary snow blowers
2 Loader mounted snow blowers
2 Graders
2 loaders
2 Fuel trucks

Avalanche team consisting of four members.</HTML>

Re: Tioga Road Plowing Update
May 10, 2003 11:25AM
<HTML>For someone who doesn't know the distrances on the Tioga road, how far are they in terms of percentages to where they need to be to get the road open? I know that no one can estimate the opening date, but I am trying to gauge if they are 50% of the way, 75%, etc.

-Matt</HTML>
avatar Re: Tioga Road Plowing Update
May 10, 2003 02:33PM
<HTML>It looks about 2/3 to me. But even after plowing is complete they need to complete any repairs before the road is opened.</HTML>

avatar Re: Tioga Road Plowing Update
May 13, 2003 05:08PM
<HTML>5/8

Starting point: .8 miles west of Olmstead Point parking lot.
Ending point: Olmstead parking lot.
Total distance plowed:.8 miles.
Average snow depth plowed: 7 feet.

Heavy snow was falling at the end of the day.</HTML>

Re: Tioga Road Plowing Update
May 15, 2003 01:09PM
<HTML>Rick, I appreciate the information.

What do you think the chances of Tioga Road being opened by May 26th are?</HTML>
avatar Re: Tioga Road Plowing Update
May 16, 2003 02:51AM
<HTML>They'll be trying hard to get it open by then. I'd say there's a good chance. The current forcast has no more snow (or rain) in it for the next 7 days.</HTML>

avatar Re: Tioga Road Plowing Update
May 16, 2003 11:35AM
<HTML>Thursday, May 15

Plowing was finally done through the Olmsted Point avalanche zone.

Starting point was 28.2 miles from Crane Flat gate
Ending location was 28.3 miles from Crane Flat gate

The first segment of Tioga Road (Crane Flat Gate to Walker Party) is hoped to be opened to traffic by May 17th.</HTML>

Re: Tioga Road Plowing Update
May 21, 2003 08:51AM
<HTML>Checked the Yosemite website and they said the road should be open June 6th.

My trip starts the 12th! Hope there is not too much snow on the trails!</HTML>
avatar Re: Tioga Road Plowing Update
May 21, 2003 11:54AM
<HTML>There's certainly lots of snow right now. I went up to Tioga Pass yesterday and sunk up to my mid-thigh in the soft spring snow.</HTML>

avatar Re: Tioga Road Plowing Update
May 21, 2003 11:57AM
<HTML>Tuesday, May 20

Plowed from west end of Tuolumne Meadows to the Dana Meadow avalanche zone.

Total distance plowed: 7.1 miles
Average snow depth: 4 1/2 feet

Note: Dana Meadow is quite near Tioga Pass!</HTML>

Re: Tioga Road Plowing Update
May 21, 2003 12:59PM
<HTML>If they June 6th date holds, does that mean that all of Tioga road will be shut until that date? Will people be able to drive up to the Ten Lakes area (from the West) before June 6th, or does the whole road open at once?

-Matt</HTML>
avatar Re: Tioga Road Plowing Update
May 22, 2003 10:31AM
<HTML>I certainly wouldn't count on the road being open to Ten Lakes.</HTML>

Re: Tioga Road Plowing Update
May 22, 2003 11:37AM
<HTML>Rick,

Do you know if it's possible to drive from the east side to Dana meadows and/or Toulumne meadows this weekend, before the road is officially open? Namely: 1) if they have plowed this section already and 2) is the road actually gated near the Tioga lodge?

Thanks, Lior.</HTML>
avatar Re: Tioga Road Plowing Update
May 25, 2003 08:36PM
<HTML>You can drive to the east entrance. The gate is quite shut and there was still snow on the road last tuesday. They won't be letting cars past the gate until the road is entirely open unless there has been a big change in policy.</HTML>

avatar Re: Tioga Road Plowing Update
May 27, 2003 03:51PM
<HTML>The road has been plowed all the way to the Tioga Pass gate. There are still 6 active avalanche zones that are delaying further work.</HTML>

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