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10b4me

Social climber
Lida Junction
May 16, 2018 - 08:42pm PT
Word on the street is a NPS truck flipped so they are pushing opening back another week. I hope Iím wrong.

Werner, what's the word on this?
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss On the End of a Wet Fist
May 16, 2018 - 08:44pm PT
^^^^^^ I think it was an Aramark Semi-delivery truck bringing supplies for the setup crew that is working to get the store and lodge open.
WBraun

climber
May 16, 2018 - 08:53pm PT
Walleye mental speculator.

It wasn't Aramark.

NPS vehicle hit some gravel and spun out by Olmstead Pt.

Rode their truck down a ways and escaped serious injuries.

The weather is the problem with opening the road to the public from what I've picked up .....
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
May 16, 2018 - 10:32pm PT
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Law_Olmsted

(In case anyone is wondering where the Olmsted name came from...)
squishy

Mountain climber
May 17, 2018 - 12:08pm PT
Blammo!!

SR-120/TIOGA PASS SET TO OPEN MONDAY, MAY 21

Yosemite National Park will open State Route 120/Tioga Pass for the season on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 9:00 am. There will be limited services on Tioga Road and all campgrounds along Tioga Road remain closed.

There is no anticipated opening date for the Tuolumne Meadows store and the Tuolumne Meadows Visitor Center. There is no gasoline available along Tioga Road. The closest gas station is located at Crane Flat.

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 week.

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.
John M

climber
May 17, 2018 - 12:43pm PT
https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/tioga.htm

Open this weekend for bicycles. This is your chance to ride the pass without autos or RVs.

Kinda surprised they are opening it monday since the weather report is for continued snow showers into next week.

https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-119.25802208483219&lat=37.91092184022814#.Wv3a62bMyHo

Credit: John M
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss On the End of a Wet Fist
May 17, 2018 - 04:56pm PT
Walleye mental speculator.

Should read: Walleye mental defective speculator.
Zclipper69

Trad climber
mill valley
May 17, 2018 - 04:59pm PT
I got bored and reviewed past opening dates. I think average is about June 8.




remember knot to trust everything you read on the internet:)
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
May 17, 2018 - 09:39pm PT
If the road is open to cyclist will the park allow snow shoeing on the road..?
Zay

climber
Monterey, Ca
May 18, 2018 - 05:56pm PT
https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/tioga.htm
jaredm

Trad climber
Oakland
May 20, 2018 - 01:13pm PT
Cruised up on my bike from the Tuolumne Grove trailhead to Medlicott Dome before flipping around yesterday. Conditions were great aside from scattered rain and a bit of hail later in the afternoon.

It's awesome that the NPS allows cyclists only for a day each year - no way I'd ride Tioga Rd on a normal day with all the RVs out there.

Conditions looked great on a bunch of domes - can't wait to come back and climb next month!

Lamb Dome, Fairview, and Conness
Lamb Dome, Fairview, and Conness
Credit: jaredm

riding down from Olmsted to Tenaya Lake
riding down from Olmsted to Tenaya Lake
Credit: jaredm

break at the lake
break at the lake
Credit: jaredm

not a vehicle in sight all day
not a vehicle in sight all day
Credit: jaredm
kingtut

climber
Jingus Newroutaineer
May 20, 2018 - 02:21pm PT
^^^thanks for that, very cool!

Opening tomorrow 5/21 per NPS site.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
May 20, 2018 - 02:38pm PT
Was riding down hill towards fairveiw and came around a curve and almost clobbered some knuckle head lady riding on the wrong side of the road...a ranger in a truck was behind her telling her to get on the right side of the road...stoopid americans...great day to be in the meadow...saw a good sized bald eagle hunting on tenaya lake..
Onewhowalksonrocks

Mountain climber
Ventura
May 20, 2018 - 08:54pm PT
A friend has been asking me when the campgrounds will be open. Website is saying 7-15. Does anyone have an idea if they will open earlier?
Dr Lefttoe

Gym climber
May 21, 2018 - 06:35am PT
Does anyone know when the pass will open next year? i'd really like to make some plans.
Marshall

climber
bay area
May 25, 2018 - 08:49am PT

What's the over/under on tioga closing tonight with this small storm?
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
May 25, 2018 - 10:19pm PT
I went over Tioga Pass today and there was very little snow anywhere. Pretty hard to believe it couldnít be opened until this past weekend.
John M

climber
May 25, 2018 - 11:01pm PT
It likely wasn't the amount of snow on the ground, but rather the weather conditions that kept them from opening it. Snow flurries can turn into feet of snow very quickly in the Sierra Nevada. Combine that with a location in California where too many people do not know how to drive in the snow and do not have snow tires on their vehicles, and things get hairball very quickly. The park errors on the side of caution. In one snow storm near Wawona, it snowed 12 inches in an hour, and in that hour there were 35 car accidents between Wawona and Oakhurst. 2 of them with serious injuries. I can't tell you how many people from back east or some other cold place who came to Yosemite and ended up in an accident because they thought the few inches of snow was no big deal. Warm roads and heavy wet snow make for treacherous conditions.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
May 26, 2018 - 07:33am PT
Driving up tioga last week to the closed gate i noticed that cal trans had built rock and dirt berms on the shoulder of the road...Looked like it was done to keep cars from going over the side...? cheaper than guard rails...? I imagine one car sliding off the icy road up there could close the pass for a day..So why tempt fate by leaving the road open during a storm..?
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
May 26, 2018 - 07:50am PT
I donít know guys. I live in snow country and I think, from what I saw, the pass could have been safely opened quite a bit earlier.....just sayin.
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