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Re: Tioga Road plowing

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avatar Tioga Road plowing
April 24, 2022 04:02PM
Plowing began on April 15. As of April 22, plows have reached Tenaya Lake. However, we expect several feet of new snow along the entire road due to the storm on April 22–23.
Re: Tioga Road plowing
April 30, 2022 09:38AM
The eastside of 120 has opened from Highway 395 to the Tioga Pass gate. (Yesterday.)
Re: Tioga Road plowing
May 09, 2022 02:07AM
Hi ser,

First of all let me introduce myself, my name is Paul, 28 years old and French.

I am traveling to your beautiful country with my wife and have to pass through Yosemite on May 15 of this year.
I don't have too many hopes of seeing Tioga Road open for next Sunday, but do you think the 108 (Sonora Pass) can be opened?
I'm looking for information about this all over the internet but I really can't find much information...

This will save us a very big detour and above all, we dream of taking this road...

Thank you to all of you.
Re: Tioga Road plowing
May 09, 2022 06:54AM
Hi Spinozarte

I doubt that Sonora Pass, or Ebbetts Pass on Highway 4, will be open by the 15 of May. But you can check this quite easily via the California Highway conditions website:

https://roads.dot.ca.gov/

And this website focuses specifically on the high passes of the Sierra; https://snowbrains.com/caltrans-update-says-they-hope-to-open-tioga-pass-ca-for-memorial-day-weekend/

They are not hopeful for May 15...mainly because we are getting another storm right now. The snow levels are quite low, but the storms still make the roads difficult to plow. They don't like to plow them multiple times each spring.



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Re: Tioga Road plowing
May 09, 2022 07:44AM
Alright, thank you...

I had already seen this site, but nothing on Sonora.
I read that Sonora usually opens a fortnight before Tioga and that they wanted to open Tioga for May 30...
So I was hoping that on the 15th it might be possible...

I'm going to have to take such a big detour, it's going to ruin my day in Yosemite.
Re: Tioga Road plowing
May 09, 2022 09:22PM
You never know how things will change so I would monitor road conditions at https://roads.dot.ca.gov/ like it was suggested.
Where are you traveling from before you want to go to Yosemite?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/09/2022 09:24PM by parklover.
Re: Tioga Road plowing
May 10, 2022 01:17AM
I will wait until the last moment yes.

I leave Sonora in the very early in the morning, so 2 hours to go to the Yosemite Valley, but I sleep in Bridgeport at night, so if I can't cross the Sierra, it's very complicated, I hope at least the opening of the 108...

I look on the site, it says closed yes, but I would have liked to have an idea of ​​how "far" or not we are from an opening...
Re: Tioga Road plowing
May 13, 2022 04:41AM
Re: Tioga Road plowing
May 13, 2022 07:31AM
Yep. Caltrans reports that there are no closures on Highway 108. Sonora Pass is open!



Check our our website: http://www.backpackthesierra.com/
Or just read a good mystery novel set in the Sierra; https://www.amazon.com/Danger-Falling-Rocks-Paul-Wagner/dp/0984884963
Re: Tioga Road plowing
May 13, 2022 11:31AM
Good news!
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