Tioga Pass Conditions



  • Took an afternoon drive yesterday to check out the gate area conditions.

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  • How far did you go? How far past the station do they have plowed now?



  • I suspect this report will be high value for many. Good on ya' for posting this up. 👍

    I am wondering if folks would prefer to have posts such as this "filed" under General Discussion or Trip Reports? Should the latter be limited/restricted to actual climbing reports, or broader to include high value, climbing related informative posts like this? It is/was a trip, after all.

    The Off Belay category may be a bit "noisy" comparatively and, as things grow and become busier, muffle posts such as this. Potentially get a bit lost in the shuffle, so to speak. Trip Reports is lower volume. Or would posts such as this and the "Bishop Fly Over" be interpreted as diluting the "signal" in Trip Reports?

    Of course the above only applies to folks who prefer Category View. Those preferring to sort by Unread, Recent or Popular filters (icons across the top left to right from Redpoint logo) would still retain their preferred views.

    I am open to whichever the community feels most appropriate. Figure we ought to sort out such guidelines and establish our preferred precedents sooner rather than later. It's your space. Feedback welcome.

    @skiroc Don't concern yourself with the mechanics of moving this. I can handle that with ease should such be the consensus. Thank you again for posting this up.

    Note: I just posted this query in the Category Management Related Stuff... thread. Please reply there so as to keep this thread on topic for Tioga Pass Conditions. Thanks bunches ✌



  • the gate is just a few feet beyond the entrance station. We just walked around the general area and did not walk up the road, so not sure how far past the east side gate is clear.



  • Seasonal tease! Can we get a better looking model?

    Hahahahaha!



  • @MisterE said in Tioga Pass Conditions:

    Can we get a better looking model?

    easily, by grabbing any random stranger...☺



  • @skiroc

    I'd groove on a bit larger and higher resolution pictures on this one. Been a long, long while since I have seen Tioga Pass in the real. 😞



  • What an awesome thread! Adore that place! Was so blessed to work there for the years I did!!!



  • A little bird in Lee Vining told me they are expecting this Friday June 21 to have Tioga Pass open. Still an unconfirmed rumor but my un-named source is usually correct.





  • @Alfalfa

    Hmm... Looks like that little bird may have been having an "off by one" error.

    Fer' the tl;dr crew:

    Per the article linked above:

    "I would guess we are still looking at melting out all next week but the warmer temps are improving things."

    Aye!! Caramba!!! Gonna have to take the long way 'round to git yer' Yosemite jones fix. 😞



  • "Yosemite National Park announces there will be limited access to Tioga Road (Highway 120 East) for visitors interested in crossing the Sierra. Tioga Road will be open to all vehicles, including bicycles, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am and from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. No parking will be allowed on Tioga Road and day use recreation is not permitted. There is no visitor parking available at either end of the road closure.

    There are no visitor services available along Tioga Road. The Tuolumne Meadows Visitor Center, Wilderness Center, and the Tuolumne Meadows Campground remain closed. Opening dates for the 2019 season have not been determined. Restroom facilities will be available 5 miles east of Crane Flat Junction and at Tioga Pass.

    Visitors are encouraged to plan their trips over Tioga Road in advance and to prepare for the restricted access and no access to visitor services. The road will remain closed outside of these times to allow for continued roadwork and snow clearing.

    Cyclists traveling over Tioga Road will need to be prepared to cross over the full length of Tioga Road during daylight hours. Tioga Road is closed to overnight camping.

    Backpackers planning trips in the High Sierra will be able to be dropped off and picked up at trailheads along Tioga Road. All backpackers will need to pick up their wilderness permits in advance and have a bear canister in hand. It is strongly recommended for all backpackers to be aware of the timing that the road is open and closed and to plan their trip logistics accordingly. Any backpacker who misses the road open period will need to be prepared to spend an additional night in the wilderness. All wilderness regulations will remain in effect.

    Yosemite National Park is open year-round. All motorists should drive with caution and be aware of possible hazards in the roadway, including rocks, debris, and water. Tioga Road may be impacted by incoming storm activity, including snow and icy driving conditions, over the next several weeks. Tioga Road may temporarily close due to weather and unsafe driving conditions at any time. Tioga Road is a seasonal road through Yosemite National Park, typically open from late spring to early fall.

    For updated 24-hour road and weather conditions for Yosemite National Park, please call 209-372-0200."



  • @Alfalfa

    Heh, looks like you're little bird was indeed correct!



  • Just read it will open on Monday, July 1



  • Just read it will open Monday July 1, all the way...



  • Anyone been through recently? What's the snow conditions around Tenaya lake?


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