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avatar Tioga Road
April 19, 2009 11:37AM
Caltrans is expecting to open Tioga Road from the east to Tioga Lake by next weekend.
avatar Re: Tioga Road
April 19, 2009 08:27PM
Monitor Pass is open, I also checked out 108 Sonora Pass and 4 Ebbetts Pass, they are gated off, but should be ready, I'll bet by next weekend (which is predicted to have bad weather...LOL)
avatar Re: Tioga Road
May 26, 2009 09:05PM
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Vince
Monitor Pass is open

I prefer Tioga Pass.
avatar Re: Tioga Road
May 26, 2009 10:02PM
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eeek
I prefer Tioga Pass.

The Dogwoods are in full splendor right now; the drive on Tioga road was incredibly beautiful this last weekend of 23-24 May.


Busy Bee
Re: Tioga Road
April 20, 2009 06:18AM
What about plowing from the west? when does that start?
avatar Re: Tioga Road
April 20, 2009 12:09PM
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Ray
What about plowing from the west? when does that start?

They have actually said. But from what I was told about the Glacier Road plowing I'd guess either sometime this week or the beginning of next week.
avatar Re: Tioga Road
April 20, 2009 01:43PM
Still lots-o-snow. These are today's snow pillow readings. Assume a 50% density but it could be less giving a greater snow depth.
Tuolumne Meadow 7" water content. 14" snow depth
Tenaya Lake 24" water content. 48" snow depth
Gin Flat 20" water content. 40" snow depth
Ostrander 25" water content. 50" snow depth
Slide Canyon 35"water content. 70" snow depth



Old Dude
Re: Tioga Road
April 21, 2009 08:52AM
The Tioga Pass webcam shows plowing into the park now. Don't know where they are, but they have "breached the seal" so to speak...
avatar Re: Tioga Road
April 21, 2009 12:13PM
Tioiga Road plowing is a slow process due to the avalanche danger and the fallen trees and rocks that eat plow blades. It can take a month.



Old Dude
Re: Tioga Road
April 21, 2009 02:00PM
The Tioga web cam shows a plowed road.
avatar Re: Tioga Road
April 21, 2009 04:08PM
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Ray
The Tioga web cam shows a plowed road.

That's a welcome site for those of us who don't ski over! Seems like Cal Trans always get that done early, then the Park Service plays catch-up.
avatar Re: Tioga Road
April 21, 2009 04:56PM
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Seems like Cal Trans always get that done early, then the Park Service plays catch-up.

NPS has less money and move avalanche areas to deal with. Caltrans has to plow 395 all winter and has plenty of equipment.
avatar Re: Tioga Road
April 21, 2009 05:04PM
This site is on another post but anyway if you haven't seen it yet look at the video at the bottom of the page.

http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/tioga.htm



Old Dude
avatar Re: Tioga Road
April 22, 2009 05:47AM
I didn't mean to disparage the Park Service Road Crew. I know they have a tough job ( and deadly) getting it open.

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