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clustiere

Trad climber
berkeley ca
Jul 3, 2017 - 03:50pm PT
I'm to assume the domes around Tenaya are clear of snow as well eh?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 9, 2017 - 05:02am PT
5/18/83.
5/18/83.
Credit: mouse from merced
And the caption was:

Yosemite ranger surveys the snowpack along Tioga Pass Road in the park's high country. The record snowpack (at that time) delayed the reopening of the road at least until mid-June. Usually the road, which was closed each winter because of snowpack, is reopened by the Memorial Day weekend. UPI photo. May 18, 1983
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Jul 9, 2017 - 07:48am PT
Anyone else hear the Meadow CG might open about the 17th of July?? I've heard that and might not open at all due to infrastructure issues.
Peace
Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
Jul 9, 2017 - 07:56am PT
I have no current info but seeing as Mouse has referenced 1983 I thought I'd bust out a photo I had not seen in over 30 years, from one of two trips to Tuolumne in 83. remember sitting out a snow storm for a couple of days playing flip the spoon in the Sierra cup.
photo credit; Bob McMichael.
photo credit; Bob McMichael.
Credit: Timid TopRope
WBraun

climber
Jul 9, 2017 - 08:07am PT
Anyone else hear the Meadow CG might open about the 17th of July

Could be, as the setup crew was in the parking lot 2 days ago spreading out the canvas tarps as I drove by .....
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Jul 9, 2017 - 11:33am PT
Tuolumne River at the Bridge.
Tuolumne River at the Bridge.
Credit: Lynne Leichtfuss

Tuolumne River near the Bridge, Friday, July 7.
Tuolumne River near the Bridge, Friday, July 7.
Credit: Lynne Leichtfuss

Tuolumne........ah, TM.
Tuolumne........ah, TM.
Credit: Lynne Leichtfuss

Water has receded quite a bit.
Water has receded quite a bit.
Credit: Lynne Leichtfuss

Tuolumne is wonderful but wet and soggy. Mosquitoes abound. I will return in a couple weeks when things dry out a bit.

The most difficult thing for me in life at the moment is to be amidst such incredible beauty and not have the ability to describe it or express it in words! Language seems so trite, so canned. What's in the heart and soul is a wondrous, rare feeling. Eyes feast on the washed freshness of these peaks and meadows, rivers and streams. And moving among the creation that inhabits these high places is a true celebration of life.


And glorious Olmstead Point......
And glorious Olmstead Point......
Credit: Lynne Leichtfuss






mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 9, 2017 - 11:54am PT
Nice gallery, gal! :0)
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Jul 9, 2017 - 12:02pm PT
Same day, 7-7-17....Headed back down to Lee Vining. Tioga Campground was snowy and closed as was Saddlebag and Junction. Saddlebag Lake was nearly all frozen and it would be difficult to hike around it into the back country. Ellery Campground, as well as Aspen and Big Bend, were open. Careful coming into Big Bend in the dark. The road toward the middle of the campground was washed out.

Signs all over Tioga Road as well as 395 took a hit from the snow.
Signs all over Tioga Road as well as 395 took a hit from the snow.
Credit: Lynne Leichtfuss

Bridge into Junction.
Bridge into Junction.
Credit: Lynne Leichtfuss

These critters were parked by entrance to Saddlebag Lake Road. They ar...
These critters were parked by entrance to Saddlebag Lake Road. They are amazing!
Credit: Lynne Leichtfuss

Headed back home, passing Tufa Land.
Headed back home, passing Tufa Land.
Credit: Lynne Leichtfuss









Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Jul 9, 2017 - 12:07pm PT
Thanks again to you, Mouse. Can't wait to see you!
Loose Rocks

Trad climber
Santa Rosa, CA
Jul 12, 2017 - 03:44pm PT
Is this open?

Found it. Went back a page.
kingtut

Social climber
carmel, ca
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 12, 2017 - 04:02pm PT
Thanks for posting Lynne! Great photos of one of our favorite places.
skitch

Gym climber
Bend Or
Jul 15, 2017 - 07:08am PT
How are the conditions in toulumne now? Knee high mud boots, DEET 100, snowshoes????
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Aug 11, 2017 - 09:38pm PT
Tioga Pass Resort 8-08-17
Tioga Pass Resort 8-08-17
Credit: Lynne Leichtfuss

Yurtville. Population 0..... The wooden platforms are where our Yurts were placed.
kingtut

Social climber
carmel, ca
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 21, 2017 - 08:01am PT
Pass is closed this AM???

Tuolumne Meadows Cam:

meadows 9/21
meadows 9/21
Credit: kingtut


Proly melt off...snowball fight good times if ur in the campground, I bet! :D

Looking a little frosty on the RNWFHD:

From Sentinel Dome.
From Sentinel Dome.
Credit: kingtut

Hope Yogi Werner isn't busy.....
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