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Re: When will Tioga Road open?

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avatar When will Tioga Road open?
March 08, 2017 06:56PM
avatar Re: When will Tioga Road open?
March 08, 2017 08:26PM
No time soon?
Re: When will Tioga Road open?
March 08, 2017 11:11PM
Fairly recent photos of the Tioga Pass Entrance Station and the Tuolumne area:
https://www.facebook.com/YosemiteNPS/photos/pcb.1257302477651365/1257301797651433/?type=3&theater
Re: When will Tioga Road open?
March 09, 2017 08:55AM
Hopefully by mid-June, but I'll guess early July. Who knows if there will be other storm systems between now and then.
avatar Re: When will Tioga Road open?
March 09, 2017 12:28PM
Beside storms, it also depends how warm the temps will be from now until summer. Cold temps: it won't be opening until July. Very warm temps: it could still open before the Memorial Day weekend.

My guess: it'll open in late June: Thursday, June 22nd.



Leave No Trace
avatar Re: When will Tioga Road open?
March 09, 2017 02:02PM
June 31st. That's the Friday before the July 4th weekend.
avatar Re: When will Tioga Road open?
March 12, 2017 05:56AM
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Dave
June 31st.
You sure it won't be the 32nd?
avatar Re: When will Tioga Road open?
March 12, 2017 10:12AM
I thought I checked.... oh well.... The road crews will try very hard to get the road open at least by the Friday before the big July 4th weekend. They understand that the businesses on both sides of the pass rely heavily on that holiday traffic. Everyone else has to understand that the safety of the road crew is the most important.
avatar Re: When will Tioga Road open?
March 09, 2017 02:45PM
I'm hoping on Friday June 16..
avatar Re: When will Tioga Road open?
March 09, 2017 03:08PM
It often comes down to how many road repairs need to be made.
avatar Re: When will Tioga Road open?
March 09, 2017 04:39PM
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Dave
It often comes down to how many road repairs need to be made.

That's what I'm thinking too. I think it's very likely that there will be a lot more down trees that they'll have to remove before opening the road to the public.



Leave No Trace
avatar Re: When will Tioga Road open?
March 09, 2017 06:31PM
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Dave
It often comes down to how many road repairs need to be made.

There have been some wind events this winter. Down trees won't help with getting the plowing done.
avatar Re: When will Tioga Road open?
March 09, 2017 09:36PM
Lots of heavy, wet, snow, saturated soils, all make for a lot of down trees.
avatar Re: When will Tioga Road open?
March 10, 2017 12:28AM
How do you remove a tree that's fallen across the road, when there's 5' of snow below it, and 5' of snow above it?
I can sure see a few of those really messing up your daily plow milage!
And that's assuming you don't damage anything while finding out it's there.
They must shear a lot of pins!
avatar Re: When will Tioga Road open?
March 10, 2017 11:58AM
So High Sierra Camps, Tuolumne Lodge, and White Wolf openings later in July?! Wow.
avatar Re: When will Tioga Road open?
March 10, 2017 01:17PM
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Paris92
So High Sierra Camps, Tuolumne Lodge, and White Wolf openings later in July?! Wow.

During some heavy snow years in the past, some HSC have remained closed for the whole season.



Leave No Trace
avatar Re: When will Tioga Road open?
March 11, 2017 07:46AM
Probably likely if the rains continue. Expecting a very late Spring in the High Sierra this fall. With epic mosquitoes...
avatar Re: When will Tioga Road open?
March 11, 2017 09:50AM
Spring rains up in the high country would help facilitate the snow melt, speeding up the opening of Tioga Road and the High Sierra Camps.

What won't help are cold winter snow storms in spring, which can occur too.



Leave No Trace
avatar Re: When will Tioga Road open?
March 10, 2017 05:19PM
Right now there is about 65" of water content at the Tenaya Lake snow pillow. How long before the avalanche conditions clear at Olmsted Point? That's one of the main issues. Could be well into July.



Old Dude
Re: When will Tioga Road open?
March 11, 2017 02:52PM
It looks and feels like it's going to be a warm Spring. Tioga Pass will open on the 8th of June! drinking smiley
avatar Re: When will Tioga Road open?
March 12, 2017 12:27AM
yes, warm spring, but still a LOT of snow

I'll guess Jun 22

and no HSC this year



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Re: When will Tioga Road open?
April 29, 2017 08:14AM
Monday June 26 (wishful thinking)
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