Tioga Pass Spring Opening 2018

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Grippa

Trad climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 4, 2018 - 07:56pm PT
"Caltrans has started clearing avalanche debris from the east side of the Tioga Road in several locations below 9000 feet. Presumably, they will be making their way towards Tioga Pass during the next several weeks. Visitors approaching Tuolumne Meadows from Lee Vining should anticipate bare pavement up to around the Warren Fork and creeping higher as the snow removal efforts continue. Please stay clear of all machinery while on this stretch of road."

I'm surprised to see them already beginning the preliminary stages of clearing the road. Especially with the wet spring the Sierra has been having thus far.

https://www.nps.gov/yose/blogs/update-for-april-4-2018.htm
10b4me

Social climber
Lida Junction
Apr 4, 2018 - 10:00pm PT
I will take a guess at May 11.
Grippa

Trad climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 5, 2018 - 07:46am PT
That's a good guess 10b.

My vote is May 6th.
EdBannister

Mountain climber
13,000 feet
Apr 5, 2018 - 08:13am PT
i think it was 1968, i remember my Dad taking us through the first day, August 10.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Apr 5, 2018 - 03:40pm PT
Early May would be so helpful for the Bridwell Memorial......Hoping.
looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
Apr 5, 2018 - 06:24pm PT
63" of snow and dropping fast at the Pass right now: http://cdec.water.ca.gov/jspplot/jspPlotServlet.jsp?sensor_no=10107&end=04%2F05%2F2018+18%3A20&geom=huge&interval=14&cookies=cdec01. But we'll see what these next couple incoming systems bring.
Michael Irwin

Trad climber
San Leandro
Apr 11, 2018 - 09:44pm PT
https://www.nps.gov/yose/blogs/update-for-april-11-2018.htm
D2R2

Sport climber
Earth
Apr 12, 2018 - 07:17am PT
2" in Toms Place last night. Probably a good ski day, but work calls. T Pass, it'll open, sooner or later
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Apr 18, 2018 - 06:35pm PT
Anyone know if the gate 5 miles west of Lee Vining is open to the park entrance at the pass?

I did read it was open last week but Iím not sure how much snow they got during Mondayís storm event and if that got plowed?

Info much appreciated, please I know the road is closed this is a question about ski road access pass the gate low down in the canyon.
Grippa

Trad climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 18, 2018 - 08:04pm PT
I just read the newest Tuolumne winter conditions (last one of the season) report they plowed to the pass.
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Apr 19, 2018 - 08:46am PT
Thanks Grippa, I'll take your word for it....I can't find that statement on their update, likely my technology retardation. Heading there tomorrow with hopes of the corn factory being in full production up high.

Cheers,

Charlie D.
Grippa

Trad climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 19, 2018 - 10:30am PT
"Caltrans continued there (sic) snow removal efforts on the east side of Tioga Pass this week and they reached Tioga Pass before this last storm. Visitors approaching from the east should anticipate dry pavement (except any new snow that falls) east of Tioga Pass. The park will be working on the road from west to east now."

Sounds like they're queuing up the big snow removal equipment at snowline before moving into the gut of Tuolumne.

https://www.nps.gov/yose/blogs/update-for-april-18-2018-last-update-for-the-season.htm
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Apr 19, 2018 - 07:31pm PT
FYI - Heard from a reliable local source this afternoon that the gate is closed low in the canyon. No public access beyond it for now.
QITNL

climber
Apr 24, 2018 - 11:13am PT
http://www.4yosemite.com/yosemite/content/yosemite-national-park-tuesday-april-24th-2018

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park - Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Bicycle Access On Glacier Point Road Thursday & Friday

Glacier Point Road has been cleared of snow and is near being ready to open. Prior to opening to vehicles, it will be open to bicycles only. For two days, Thursday, April 26th and Friday, April 27th, cyclists may park at Chinquapin and ride all sixteen miles of the Glacier Point Road. Cyclists need to stay in the correct lane of travel, be aware that there may be admin vehicles using the road, and watch for debris.
aspendougy

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Apr 24, 2018 - 11:27am PT
Is there anything to prevent a person just going up Tioga Pass and going as far as he wants to on a bike? Or biking up from Crane Flat?
kingtut

climber
Jingus Newroutaineer
Apr 24, 2018 - 11:33am PT
Is there anything to prevent a person just going up Tioga Pass and going as far as he wants to on a bike? Or biking up from Crane Flat?

1. Wilderness Permit.

2. Your tolerance for snow (it will be patchy with long stretches clear after snowy sections past Crane Flat).
G_Gnome

Trad climber
Cali
Apr 24, 2018 - 02:03pm PT
Plows are just east of Tenaya Lake, working through three to four feet of snow.

I'll predict they open the road on May 18th.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Apr 24, 2018 - 02:47pm PT
Could this possibly be Plan 2 for me? Much rather go this way than 99 to Bridwell's.
10b4me

Social climber
Lida Junction
Apr 24, 2018 - 09:44pm PT
Is there anything to prevent a person just going up Tioga Pass and going as far as he wants to on a bike? Or biking up from Crane Flat?

1. Wilderness Permit.
?
kief

Trad climber
east side
Apr 25, 2018 - 07:25am PT
Tioga Road corridor is outside designated wilderness so no reason a permit would be required.
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