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Re: Tioga Pass is Closed

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avatar Tioga Pass is Closed
October 04, 2010 11:49AM
SR 120
[IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA & SIERRA NEVADA]
IS CLOSED FROM CRANE FLAT TO 5 MI WEST OF THE JCT OF US 395 /TIOGA PASS/
(TUOLUMNE, MONO CO) - DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER - MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE
AN ALTERNATE ROUTE
avatar Sonora Pass is Closed
October 04, 2010 12:15PM
SR 108
[IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA & SIERRA NEVADA]
IS CLOSED FROM 7.2 MI EAST OF STRAWBERRY TO 5.3 MI WEST OF THE
JCT OF US 395 /SONORA PASS/ (TUOLUMNE,MONO CO) - DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
- MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE
avatar Re: Tioga Pass is Closed
October 04, 2010 04:07PM
Tioga could possibly open if the snow melts. Don't count on it though.
Re: Tioga Pass is Closed
October 04, 2010 04:19PM
Please tell us this is a temporary closure and Tioga is not closed for the remainder of the year!?
avatar Re: Tioga Pass is Closed
October 04, 2010 04:55PM
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Ulysses61
Please tell us this is a temporary closure and Tioga is not closed for the remainder of the year!?

It won't close for the season before the 15th.
avatar Re: Tioga Pass is Closed
October 05, 2010 02:33PM
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eeek
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Ulysses61
Please tell us this is a temporary closure and Tioga is not closed for the remainder of the year!?

It won't close for the season before the 15th.
Not sure about that. With the snow today, and tomorrow, I doubt it will reopen until spring.
avatar Re: Tioga Pass is Closed
October 07, 2010 12:34PM
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Dave
I doubt it will reopen until spring.

Four inches is not enough to close it this early.
avatar Re: Tioga Pass is Closed
October 07, 2010 09:12PM
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eeek
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Dave
I doubt it will reopen until spring.

Four inches is not enough to close it this early.
I know. They plowed and opened today. Saturday is my last day for the season, so I won't be going up there until next spring. I'll miss that drive twice a week, but not the slow motor homes - and motorcycles - that refuse to pull over. I can't understand why they insist on doing 25 in a 45. I've done almost 12,000 miles in the park since April. I love the driving but the traffic.......
avatar Re: Tioga Pass is Closed
October 08, 2010 07:39AM
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Dave
I know. They plowed and opened today. Saturday is my last day for the season, so I won't be going up there until next spring. I'll miss that drive twice a week, but not the slow motor homes - and motorcycles - that refuse to pull over. I can't understand why they insist on doing 25 in a 45. I've done almost 12,000 miles in the park since April. I love the driving but the traffic.......

What you do from April until June? I'm assuming you work the kiosk. I think that is what you mentioned before.

You better get up DL Dome.... Chick-on is planning a route up there regardless of road status "soon"...

"but the traffic... " (thus my comment about 'best drive ever out from TM' wink )
avatar Re: Tioga Pass is Closed
October 08, 2010 04:32PM
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bill-e-g
What you do from April until June? I'm assuming you work the kiosk. I think that is what you mentioned before.

I work on my little ranch and make sure my couch doesn't move. I might get permanent in December.

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You better get up DL Dome.... Chick-on is planning a route up there regardless of road status "soon"...

I'm having an extremely minor operation Wednesday. A few days after that and I'll be up for a hike to my dome. If the road is closed, I might be able to bum a key for the day.

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"but the traffic... " (thus my comment about 'best drive ever out from TM' wink )

It must be nice when it's closed.
avatar Re: Tioga Pass is Closed
October 05, 2010 08:13AM
Quite possibly the best drive out from TM ever.
(would have been nice though if Olmsted wasted socked in though)
Minor hiccup at the end:

avatar Re: Tioga Pass is Closed
October 05, 2010 08:14AM
Looks like they got a new sign to really advise Oct. 15 parking deadline date:

Re: Tioga Pass is Closed
October 05, 2010 04:22PM
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bill-e-g
Quite possibly the best drive out from TM ever.
(would have been nice though if Olmsted wasted socked in though)
Minor hiccup at the end:

Was it simply closed, or did you have to find someone to unlock it for you?
avatar Re: Tioga Pass is Closed
October 05, 2010 09:12PM
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hotrod4x5
Was it simply closed, or did you have to find someone to unlock it for you?

It was locked up. There is a ranger cabin by the Tuolumne Grove parking lot.
She strolled up to it and found a ranger to come open it for us.
The other cars in that pix are parked at the Yosemite Institute btw... which you are
not allowed to park at unless you are a member or something like that.
Re: Tioga Pass is Closed
October 05, 2010 08:59AM
Hwy 4 over Ebbetts Pass is also closed.
avatar Monitor Pass is Closed
October 05, 2010 05:09PM
Monitor Pass is also closed:

SR 89
[IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA & SIERRA NEVADA]
IS CLOSED FROM THE JCT OF US 395 (MONO CO) TO THE JCT OF SR 4
/MONITOR PASS/ (ALPINE CO) - DUE TO SNOW - MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE
AN ALTERNATE ROUTE
Re: Tioga Pass is Closed
October 05, 2010 10:11AM
Bummer. I stayed at porcupine flat sat. night after getting chased out of mammoth (attempting Banner again). Hoped to get clear skies on Sun. for a dayhike of Unicorn. Couldn't see farther than the nearest tree as it turned out. Did finish reading Kurt Vonnegut's "Cats Cradle" in an empty Olmstead Point parking lot though. Weird. Didn't seem bad enough to close though. Hope it's not permanent. I'm taking another shot at Banner, and don't want to drive all the way to Reno to get to Mammoth.
Re: Tioga Pass is Closed
October 06, 2010 09:44AM
Looks like the weather is clearing out now. They'll all probably be open again by the weekend.
Re: Tioga Pass is Closed
October 06, 2010 02:53PM
Hwy 4 has already re-opened.
avatar Re: Tioga Pass is Closed
October 07, 2010 11:38AM
Devils Postpile just posted on their facebook page that the monument and Reds Meadow will be open for the holiday weekend. After that ???
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