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Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Apr 23, 2013 - 11:23pm PT
Seeing you all soon :D

Jingy, email me please sir, so we can perhaps make plans to get together with friends anywhere from TPR to Bishop. Cheers, Lynnie
TMJesse

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
Apr 23, 2013 - 11:25pm PT
An awesome TR Mtbphoto, Thanks.
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Apr 24, 2013 - 01:07am PT
The day after THIS, some of us went and skied this:

Coming up on the entrance to Solstice
Coming up on the entrance to Solstice
Credit: Willoughby
from the plateau
from the plateau
Credit: My friend's instagram

Several pushed on to endure sketchy refreeze for the power station shot. Others took on a surprisingly bony-looking Ellery. I decided to cruise some creamy turns back to the car and catch a little me time with the hubcap while I waited to deal with the car shuttling shenanigans.

Credit: Willoughby

A glorious day spent along a glorious bit of road.
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Apr 24, 2013 - 11:45am PT
Superb photos mtbphoto and willoughby. Thanks!

Sumer is icumen in,
Lhude sing cuccu!
Groweş sed and bloweş med
And springş şe wde nu,
Sing cuccu!
Awe bleteş after lomb,
Lhouş after calue cu.
Bulluc sterteş, bucke uerteş,
Murie sing cuccu!
Cuccu, cuccu, wel singes şu cuccu;
Ne swik şu nauer nu.
Sing cuccu nu. Sing cuccu.
Sing cuccu. Sing cuccu nu!

And for those of you not fluent in Middle English (where's a Hobbit when you need one?):

Summer has come in,
Loudly sing, Cuckoo!
The seed grows and the meadow
blooms
And the wood springs anew,
Sing, Cuckoo!
The ewe bleats after the lamb
The cow lows after the calf.
The bullock stirs, the stag farts,
Merrily sing, Cuckoo!
Cuckoo, cuckoo, well you sing,
cuckoo;
Don't ever you stop now,
Sing cuckoo now. Sing, Cuckoo.
Sing Cuckoo. Sing cuckoo now!


Well, summer is probably taking it's good damn time up there! Fun anytime of the year.

Eric
QITNL

climber
Apr 24, 2013 - 03:34pm PT
SR 108 IS REOPENED FROM 26.4 MI EAST OF STRAWBERRY (TUOLUMNE CO) TO 5.3 MI WEST OF THE JCT OF US 395 /SONORA PASS/ (MONO CO) AT 1200 HRS ON 4/25/13
http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/display.php?page=sr108
willm

Social climber
Oakland
Apr 24, 2013 - 05:57pm PT
^ What does it mean?!
QITNL

climber
Apr 24, 2013 - 06:22pm PT
Chris Brent

Trad climber
San Francisco
Apr 25, 2013 - 01:35pm PT
If 120 opens May 11 how long does it take for the Meadows campground to open?
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Apr 25, 2013 - 01:40pm PT
I think campground opening to humans is usually at lease a few weeks after the road opens. Mosquito opening generally late June but this year could be earlier.
QITNL

climber
Apr 25, 2013 - 01:59pm PT
Last year the Tioga Road opened May 7 & TM campground opened June 8.
Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Menlo Park
Apr 25, 2013 - 02:12pm PT
I remember heading up there soon after May 7th last year . I hiked out to Waterwheel Falls , the trail was a soggy mess, but it was spectacular to see the falls so early in the season... no people.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Apr 25, 2013 - 04:20pm PT
Just got a notice that the Park has officially stated it plans to open 120 by May 11th. Maybe old news but welcome I'm sure.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 25, 2013 - 07:49pm PT
It's in the paper, so it must be true.

Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced

AND...




GLACIER POINT ROAD is opening TOMORROW.
ß Î Ø T Ç H

Social climber
May 6, 2013 - 12:40am PT
QITNL, I saw that on the caltrans sign leaving Bishop yesterday. What - no thread of it's own?
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
May 6, 2013 - 07:01am PT
Thundershowers here all week....it actually snowed up on the Pass the last two days, but nothing much to speak of accumulated on the road.

It's going to be an amazing opener....with the week of moisture, Tuolumne is going to smell like heaven!
Adamame

climber
Santa Cruz
May 6, 2013 - 10:20am PT
I wouldn't be surprised if the park gets bitten in the ass by announcing the opening weeks in advance. The weather looks a little uncertain this week and could put a damper on th party.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 6, 2013 - 10:35am PT
Today at 6:30 in Merced.  Weather's stable.  Just looks worse than it ...
Today at 6:30 in Merced. Weather's stable. Just looks worse than it is.
Credit: mouse from merced
It is 63 degrees and warming.
em kn0t

Trad climber
isle of wyde
May 6, 2013 - 02:35pm PT
Tioga Lake 5pm May 5
Tioga Lake 5pm May 5
Credit: em kn0t

Road Closed &#40;but only by cones... the gate was wide open&#41;
Road Closed (but only by cones... the gate was wide open)
Credit: em kn0t

Thin coverage, but fun skiing a little way up the meadow.  <br/>
&#40;Road...
Thin coverage, but fun skiing a little way up the meadow.
(Road? We don' need no steenkin' road!)
Credit: em kn0t
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
May 6, 2013 - 10:00pm PT
Just got a message from my Boss. Planning to open Tioga Pass Resort for Memorial Weekend barring a freak storm. Be up there around 19th. Cheers and packing.....lynnie

Edit: Thanks for the pics Em, see ya Soon :DD
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
May 7, 2013 - 11:55pm PT
Packing Up My Dreams.....and getting ready to roll. Takes a bit of tho...
Packing Up My Dreams.....and getting ready to roll. Takes a bit of thought to be gone for 4 months +.
Credit: LL LL


Finished washing and UV'ing the kayaks. Ready to load them up and thin...
Finished washing and UV'ing the kayaks. Ready to load them up and thinking about my two favorite areas Tenaya and Mono Lakes.
Credit: LL LL


Heard from a friend in Lee Vining it was spitting some snow this morning, low clouds and fog. Anyone else hear how the pass fared today?


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