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Hoots

climber
Toyota Tacoma
Apr 20, 2013 - 06:11pm PT
Just skied False White this morning. Good corn, a bit of wind hammered stuff up high but easy to spot and avoid. It is sure looking dry up there!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Apr 20, 2013 - 06:47pm PT
T-shirt weather at the Pass yesterday/today.
Mtbphoto

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, Ca
Apr 20, 2013 - 10:29pm PT
I did a trans-Sierra ski over the tioga road this week. From tioga pass to may lake rd I only walked a total of about 1 mile of dry pavement, but the snow is going fast. I'll have photos soon!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Apr 20, 2013 - 11:56pm PT
Khanom, I can hardly contain myself. So looking forward to the Sierra. I'm gearing up for this summer ..... my own crash pad, bear container and to make life a lot easier some wheels for my kayak so I don't have to carry it down to the lakes and back up again. Ahhhhhh, life iz gut! :D lynnie
bearbnz

Trad climber
East Side, California
Apr 21, 2013 - 05:52pm PT
The Sierra Wave is reporting that "Word came out Friday that the pass is now “anticipated” to open May 11th." Whoa Nellie will open April 26th. Not sure of the status of Sonora Pass, but it almost always opens before Tioga.

http://www.sierrawave.net/24345/tioga-pass-anticipated/
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Apr 21, 2013 - 05:59pm PT
Can't wait for my lobster taquitos!
Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Menlo Park
Apr 21, 2013 - 07:15pm PT
Monitor is open... Won't be long for the others .
John M

climber
Apr 21, 2013 - 08:41pm PT
http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/tioga.htm

Last update: April 19, 2013

Glacier Point Road: Plowing begins April 22.

Tioga Road: Plowing begins April 29.

Bicycles may be allowed on one or both roads, depending on road conditions, Fridays through Sundays after plowing begins. The decision to open either or both roads to bicycles will be made on each Friday and will be posted here.
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Apr 21, 2013 - 08:45pm PT
Once open I think I ought to take a trip to Bishop and make a stop at MoMart for a decent meal.


Life will be good again someday soon.
ruppell

climber
Apr 21, 2013 - 08:46pm PT
Life's good every day jingy. Having that pass open makes life awesome.
QITNL

climber
Apr 23, 2013 - 06:44pm PT
May 3 for Glacier Point and May 11 for Tioga, says here:

http://www.kcet.org/living/travel/socal_wanderer/national-park/tioga-pass-road-opening-2013.html

Opening weekend was Mother's Day last year.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Apr 23, 2013 - 08:03pm PT
Per Mono County Board of Supervisors.....confirming the previous post....

Saturday, May 11th.....though it was mentioned it could be as soon as the 9th.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Apr 23, 2013 - 08:09pm PT
May 11!!! That would be so fantastic.
Cragman, DD and I will both be over there (travelling separately), for about a week around M-Day. Perhaps we'll connect at some point?
Phyl
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Apr 23, 2013 - 08:10pm PT
phylp...come on by!!!!!!!!!!

:D
Mtbphoto

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, Ca
Apr 23, 2013 - 09:32pm PT
So I did the Tioga Road Trans-Sierra last week. Took me 2 days from the gate at the bottom of the pass to the Mirror Lake bus stop. I had a great time, and I couldn't ask for better snow!

Of the about 20 miles of road I skied, I only had to walk about a mile total, due to lack of snow. I had to ski/walk across short sections of pavement a few times. I skied down the Snow Creek trail for maybe 2 miles or so, then had to put the skis away and hike the rest of the way. Walking down the Snow Creek trail did a number on my knees!

Heres an album of photos from the trip: http://imgur.com/a/iaI5w

I went back up the pass today (much better driving up the open road!) and skied Gaylor peak, snow was great, but my knees need a break!
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Apr 23, 2013 - 09:53pm PT
Nice pics guy...I did that route on my sprint sticks many moons ago...
skied under a full moon then bivied in a tree well then made it to the valley the next day...hitched a ride back with chuckles and cosmos ...RJ
John M

climber
Apr 23, 2013 - 10:09pm PT
Awesome.. thanks for the photos.


I couldn't tell from the pics, but whats the snow load at olmstead point above the road?
Mtbphoto

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, Ca
Apr 23, 2013 - 10:11pm PT
Snow load above Olmstead was pretty much nothing, no slide danger, although just east of Olmstead there was some snow in the trees, but I wouldn't say there is avy danger to the road there.
QITNL

climber
Apr 23, 2013 - 10:22pm PT
Thanks for the shots, that looks like a fun trip. Yeah, Olmstead looks good to go.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 23, 2013 - 10:27pm PT
Open it......all you get is slabs and mosquitos.
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