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Update Posted On Tioga And Glacier Point Roads
April 22, 2011 01:27PM
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April 22, 2011 01:30PM
Tioga Road

Work began this week at the closure east of Crane Flat intersection and consisted of snow cats and dozers moving lifts of snow to reduce snow levels for the rotary plows. Snow levels are still at record-high levels. Work will continue Monday through Saturday, weather and conditions permitting. Also see photo below.


NPS Photo

Glacier Point Road

Deep snow, up to 10 feet, equipment breakdowns, and fresh snow fall marked the first week of spring snow removal on Glacier Point Road. With a slow start as a result of the late-March snow event, which required resources to reopen other park roads and facilities including Mariposa Grove, work clearing the road was delayed until this week. The large rotary snowplows were all inoperable at times during the week, so progress was slow. The road is plowed to pavement up to Summit Meadow, one mile east of Badger Pass. Work will continue Monday through Thursday.


Crane Flat Lookout and Campground/Snow Play Area

Both sites were completed this week and equipment moved to Tioga Road. Snow depths required a dozer to reduce the snow level in front of the rotary plow (this has not been the case for many seasons).



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/24/2011 01:34PM by eeek.
Re: Update Posted On Tioga And Glacier Point Roads
April 22, 2011 01:35PM
That's a lot of snow on that bridge. I suppose it's like that or even deeper all the way up.
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April 22, 2011 03:31PM
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Louis
That's a lot of snow on that bridge. I suppose it's like that or even deeper all the way up.

Take a look at Gin Flat: http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/queryF?gin
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April 22, 2011 05:02PM
If that 220" of snow depth at Gin Flat is real then it is going to be a long time before the final melt off. I've been up there at the end of winter many times and nothing like 220".

We may have lots o water flowing down Tamarack Creek and Cascade Creek well into late July.



Old Dude
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April 22, 2011 05:17PM
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mrcondron
If that 220" of snow depth at Gin Flat is real then it is going to be a long time before the final melt off. I've been up there at the end of winter many times and nothing like 220".


You didn't notice the 75" on the ground all last summer?
http://cdec.water.ca.gov/jspplot/jspPlotServlet.jsp?sensor_no=9304&end=04%2F22%2F2011+17%3A09&geom=medium&interval=600&cookies=cdec01

(Hey...! Somebody pull that damn chicken out of the sensor!)
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April 22, 2011 05:18PM
That splains alot.



Old Dude
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April 24, 2011 01:33PM
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Louis
That's a lot of snow on that bridge. I suppose it's like that or even deeper all the way up.

Here's what the bridge crosses:


http://yosemitephotos.net/main.php/v/yosemite/p6240018.jpg.html
Re: Update Posted On Tioga And Glacier Point Roads
April 24, 2011 04:36PM
Which waterfall or stream is that?
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April 27, 2011 01:54PM
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eddy
Which waterfall or stream is that?

I think it's the South Fork of the Tuolumne River.
Re: Update Posted On Tioga And Glacier Point Roads
April 30, 2011 05:18PM
Thanks.
Re: Update Posted On Tioga And Glacier Point Roads
April 23, 2011 04:11PM
Cross fingers, all roads be open soon.
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April 24, 2011 09:11PM
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katie
Cross fingers, all roads be open soon.

Define soon.

They JUST started Tioga. AND it just snowed some more.
Got snowed on all day Saturday. And it snowed Friday from 2pm until late night.
A light dusting by Sierra Standards... but snow nonetheless.

Here's some of the equip at Crane Flat.



On Friday the snow was still visible from the closed gate. (in other words... they got a lot of work to do)



Chick-on is looking at you!
Re: Update Posted On Tioga And Glacier Point Roads
April 30, 2011 12:25PM
Those are large snow tractors! Do you live near there or these are previous years photos?
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April 30, 2011 01:51PM
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April 30, 2011 02:18PM
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jackolive
Those are large snow tractors! Do you live near there or these are previous years photos?
I normally say when the photo was taken. wink

In this case it was Friday, April 22nd. And no I don't really live nearby. But I live close enough to go frequently. Very.



Chick-on is looking at you!
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April 30, 2011 02:23PM
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chick-on
And no I don't really live nearby. But I live close enough to go frequently. Very.

You mean you haven't bought that condo at Table Lake yet?
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April 30, 2011 03:10PM
I only lease that.



Chick-on is looking at you!
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April 30, 2011 04:27PM
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chick-on
I only lease that.


Damn right there chikin!
Don't forget it!
(Landlordingly Yours)
The Marmots



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/30/2011 04:33PM by szalkowski.
Re: Update Posted On Tioga And Glacier Point Roads
April 30, 2011 03:00PM
There's a big warm up coming this week. If it's not interrupted by more La Nina storms, this stuff might melt just faster than orignally thought.
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April 30, 2011 03:09PM
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rightstar76
There's a big warm up coming this week. If it's not interrupted by more La Nina storms, this stuff might melt just faster than orignally thought.

You can see the melting has increased again by the Merced River flow:

http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/plotReal?staid=POH

And from the snow sensors:

http://cdec.water.ca.gov/snow/current/snow/pillowplots/TuolumneMerced.html
Re: Update Posted On Tioga And Glacier Point Roads
May 07, 2011 11:14AM
Now there's a big cool down coming this week starting tomorrow. This stuff might melt a lot slower than I orignally thought.
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May 07, 2011 04:47PM
I saw a rotary going towards Crane Flat - but the truck broke.
A loader on Glacier broke a track.

It's not just the weather that delays things. The Roads and Trails crews work hard, but there's a lot to deal with right now. They're doing their best - and more.
Re: Update Posted On Tioga And Glacier Point Roads
May 08, 2011 11:47PM
There might be snow/rain again next week? When will it stop and the roads open?
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