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Re: Is Tioga Road open yet?

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avatar Is Tioga Road open yet?
April 03, 2011 12:43PM
avatar Re: Is Tioga Road open yet?
April 03, 2011 02:09PM
They haven't even started plowing the road open yet.

Tioga and Glacier Point Roads Opening & Closing Dates
Clearing of the Tioga Road begins on or about April 15 each year and usually takes between one and two months. Predicting when these roads will open is not possible, even in late spring, because weather in April and May can affect plowing progress significantly.

Tioga and Glacier Point Roads Plowing Update
This page will be updated in late April 2011, when spring opening operations begin.

Once plowing of the Tioga Road is completed, additional work must be completed before the road can safely be opened.

Factors affecting plowing operations:
Avalanche zones (26 potential areas). The Olmsted Point avalanche zone requires a lot of work, including application of charcoal over the snow to help with melting and blasting the snow slab to make it safer for personnel.
Heavy snow pack slows the whole operation.
Trees that have fallen across the road and been buried in the snow. These can cause substantial damage to the equipment and result in a stop to all operations until they're cleared.
Rock slides buried by the snow. These can cause substantial damage to the equipment and result in a stop to all operations.
Snow storms during the opening require a stop to Tioga Road operations and in order to plow and sand the park roads.
Road repairs and ditching and brushing operations once snow has melted back enough.
avatar Re: Is Tioga Road open yet?
April 03, 2011 02:59PM
qumqats,

I think you fell victim to an April 3rd joke.
avatar Re: Is Tioga Road open yet?
April 03, 2011 03:34PM
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tomdisco
qumqats,

I think you fell victim to an April 3rd joke.

Mostly it was a way to show a picture taken two days ago.
avatar Re: Is Tioga Road open yet?
April 03, 2011 03:24PM
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qumqats
They haven't even started plowing the road open yet.

I do hope you understand that I wasn't serious.
avatar Re: Is Tioga Road open yet?
April 03, 2011 10:14PM
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eeek
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qumqats
They haven't even started plowing the road open yet.

I do hope you understand that I wasn't serious.

Yep, fell for it hook line and sinker. Probably would have even had it been on the 1st! smiling smiley

So many people have been asking questions lately and starting to make plans for the summer activities and asking questions for which there is NO answer yet I just jumped into answer/explanation mode.
avatar Re: Is Tioga Road open yet?
April 04, 2011 01:11AM
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qumqats
Yep, fell for it hook line and sinker. Probably would have even had it been on the 1st! smiling smiley

The picture was taken on the 1st. Does that count?
avatar Re: Is Tioga Road open yet?
April 03, 2011 06:46PM
There's still a wee bit of snow in Lee Vining Canyon:


http://yosemitephotos.net/main.php/v/lee-vining/cm-dsc_0974.jpg.html
Re: Is Tioga Road open yet?
April 06, 2011 09:13AM
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eeek
There's still a wee bit of snow in Lee Vining Canyon:


http://yosemitephotos.net/main.php/v/lee-vining/cm-dsc_0974.jpg.html

Is that road plowed to the power station all winter?
avatar Re: Is Tioga Road open yet?
April 06, 2011 11:28AM
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mtn man
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eeek
There's still a wee bit of snow in Lee Vining Canyon:


http://yosemitephotos.net/main.php/v/lee-vining/cm-dsc_0974.jpg.html

Is that road plowed to the power station all winter?

Yes, it's plowed. But the dirty portion gets quite muddy.
avatar Re: Is Tioga Road open yet?
April 03, 2011 08:34PM
Is it open now?


...how bout now?



http://www.flickr.com/photos/dqniel/
avatar Re: Is Tioga Road open yet?
April 03, 2011 09:26PM
What about now?
avatar Re: Is Tioga Road open yet?
April 03, 2011 09:49PM
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dqniel
Is it open now?


...how bout now?

Are we there yet?

Rolling on floor laugh
avatar Re: Is Tioga Road open yet?
April 03, 2011 10:25PM
But I want it open now!!!
Re: Is Tioga Road open yet?
April 04, 2011 10:11AM
Me too. Probably a lot of delays this year. I guess that is where you were this weekend.
Re: Is Tioga Road open yet?
April 04, 2011 03:12PM
You can walk around it and hike the rest of the way.
Re: Is Tioga Road open yet?
April 04, 2011 03:21PM
Wait, is this an April's fool joke or not? Confused.
avatar Re: Is Tioga Road open yet?
April 04, 2011 06:54PM
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GreatRafter
Wait, is this an April's fool joke or not? Confused.

Not really. Tioga Road is really open now.Grinning Devil
avatar Re: Is Tioga Road open yet?
April 04, 2011 06:55PM
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tomdisco
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GreatRafter
Wait, is this an April's fool joke or not? Confused.

Not really. Tioga Road is really open now.Grinning Devil

...to skiers. cool smiley
avatar Re: Is Tioga Road open yet?
April 04, 2011 09:43PM
Done that when the lodge was operating but now there is no relief at the top unless you go all the way to Tuolumne Meadows where you might get a warm greeting from the resident ranger.



Old Dude



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/06/2011 05:47PM by mrcondron.
avatar Re: Is Tioga Road open yet?
April 06, 2011 05:48PM
I've heard from reliable sources that it will be open this weekend.



Old Dude
Re: Is Tioga Road open yet?
April 06, 2011 06:07PM
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mrcondron
I've heard from reliable sources that it will be open this weekend.

Thanks for the laugh....If they get it open by Memorial Day weekend it'll be quite a feat! I'm thinking first weekend in June, which also would be quite a feat.
avatar Re: Is Tioga Road open yet?
April 06, 2011 06:59PM
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mtn man
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mrcondron
I've heard from reliable sources that it will be open this weekend.

Thanks for the laugh....If they get it open by Memorial Day weekend it'll be quite a feat! I'm thinking first weekend in June, which also would be quite a feat.


We've observed that Mike usually makes these pronouncements after smoking a few joints of chikin feathers.
(Oraclely Yours)
The Marmots
avatar Re: Is Tioga Road open yet?
April 07, 2011 06:45AM
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mrcondron
I've heard from reliable sources that it will be open this weekend.

I'm his reliable source--Raleigh, NC.
avatar Re: Is Tioga Road open yet?
April 07, 2011 08:55AM
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tomdisco
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mrcondron
I've heard from reliable sources that it will be open this weekend.

I'm his reliable source--Raleigh, NC.


More importantly,
can you see Curry Frat
[ http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?3,33370,33516#msg-33516 ]
from there also?
Re: Is Tioga Road open yet?
April 06, 2011 07:41PM
Last year (which, although had a pretty wet winter/spring) I got in there right at end of June when they opened; ... still plenty of snow patches in TM campground. and the stream crossings (Return; Matterhorn; Spiller; etc.) were pretty darn tough to manage.

This year's had a bunch more precip' ... July, is my hunch ...
avatar Re: Is Tioga Road open yet?
April 07, 2011 07:41AM
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Anvanho
Last year (which, although had a pretty wet winter/spring) I got in there right at end of June when they opened; ... still plenty of snow patches in TM campground. and the stream crossings (Return; Matterhorn; Spiller; etc.) were pretty darn tough to manage.

This year's had a bunch more precip' ... July, is my hunch ...

Wutt. Tioga opened June 5th last yr.



Chick-on is looking at you!
Re: Is Tioga Road open yet?
April 14, 2011 06:44PM
Any chance they'll start plowing soon?
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April 14, 2011 07:04PM
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cjoz
Any chance they'll start plowing soon?

Tomorrow is the traditional starting day. But it'll be slow going: http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/queryF?gin
avatar Re: Is Tioga Road open yet?
April 14, 2011 07:06PM
From last year:


Plowing Tioga Road through Tuolumne Meadows, 5/18/10 (NPS Photo)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/14/2011 07:06PM by eeek.
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