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Half Dome cables unlikely to be up by Memorial Day?
May 06, 2011 10:31PM
Heavy snows likely to delay Yosemite road opening

Associated Press May 6, 2011 05:48 PM
Friday, May 6, 2011
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(05-06) 17:48 PDT Yosemite National Park, Calif. (AP) --

Heavy winter snows will likely be delaying the opening of a major road into Yosemite National Park.

Park officials say Highway 120 through the Tioga Pass, which connects the park to the east side of the Sierra, will open to traffic later in the year than it usually does.

The road is closed during the winter because of snowfall and the threat of avalanches, but normally opens around Memorial Day. A park spokesman says with 15 feet of snow still on the roadway, there's no estimate of when it will open.

Heavy snow on Half Dome has also prevented crews from placing cables on the mountain. The cables are used by hikers to help them climb to the summit. Park officials say it's unlikely the cables will be in place by Memorial Day.



http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2011/05/06/state/n174844D77.DTL&tsp=1
Re: Half Dome cables unlikely to be up by Memorial Day?
May 08, 2011 11:19PM
It will probably be delayed longer then just Memorial Day weekend.
Re: Half Dome cables unlikely to be up by Memorial Day?
May 09, 2011 12:36AM
Indeed. That is why there is a warning when you book the first two weeks of June.
Re: Half Dome cables unlikely to be up by Memorial Day?
May 09, 2011 09:02AM
That sucks. I have a set for the middle of June. Oh well, maybe next year.
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