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Archive for May, 2006

Tioga Road Update

Tioga Road Update

May 31, 2006 | Comments (0)

The Tioga Road crew is now at the west end of Tuolumne Meadows. Snow depth is approximately 4 feet. Mono County is scheduled to start plowing into the park June 1st to assist in clearing the road for travelers. Technorati Tags: roads, yosemite

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Jennifer Writes In With Her Report About Memorial Day Weekend

Jennifer Writes In With Her Report About Memorial Day Weekend

May 30, 2006 | Comments (1)

Jennifer wrote in to say: You’d mentioned on your blog that Hwy 140 had opened, but wanted to let you know that it closed back up—apparently another rock slide within a day or so of it opening. Thought you would want to know. We took 120 this weekend, which was fine. It was interesting bicycling [...]

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Sonora and Ebbetts Pass Open For The Season

Sonora and Ebbetts Pass Open For The Season

May 30, 2006 | Comments (2)

For those of you looking to traverse the Sierra Nevada both Highways 108 (Sonora Pass) and 4 (Ebbetts Pass) are open for the season. If you’re looking to use this as an option to enter Yosemite keep in mind that 108 will add 1-2 hours additional driving time and Ebbetts Pass will add about 4 [...]

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The Cables Are Up! Read All About It!

The Cables Are Up! Read All About It!

May 30, 2006 | Comments (0)

There’s a great article over at the Sonora Union Democrat site which talks about the lure of climbing the cables up Half Dome, which by the way, are up for the season. So check out the article then grab your hiking shoes, some water and a sandwich and take off. The Union Democrat: Brian Ward, [...]

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Glacier Point Victim First Fatality of Season

Glacier Point Victim First Fatality of Season

May 29, 2006 | Comments (0)

Looks like there’s already been the first fatality of the season in Yosemite, this one not water related. Here’s the low-down from Tom over at Yosemite Explorer. Yosemite Explorer: I have few details on this one, but today, May 26, 2006, a visitor fell to the death off Glacier Point. The best information I could [...]

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Snow on Memorial Day?

Snow on Memorial Day?

May 27, 2006 | Comments (0)

I just checked doppler and it appears there’s a wave of storms bringing snow to the Sierra (visible on the image as a line of white). Right now it appears to be over Tahoe but it is headed the Yosemite way. I sure hope everyone brought warm clothes. To view the latest doppler check copy [...]

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4th of July Weekend - Is It Worth It?

4th of July Weekend – Is It Worth It?

May 26, 2006 | Comments (0)

Reader Anthony writes in to ask: I have been searching the site for information regarding expectations for a 4th of July week vacation to the area. I would most likely be staying outside the park and be taking my wife and two girls (6 & 12) for a few days trips inside the park. No [...]

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Highway 140 Opened Just In Time For Memorial Day

Highway 140 Opened Just In Time For Memorial Day

May 25, 2006 | Comments (3)

Dane from over at the Business-Opportunities weblog sent me a note to let me know Caltrans has opened Highway 140 from Mariposa to El Portal and into Yosemite. You may remember this section of road was closed due to several rock slides along the road the most major blocking both lanes. Technorati Tags: roads

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Tioga Road Open? Not Yet.

Tioga Road Open? Not Yet.

May 25, 2006 | Comments (1)

Many people have been emailing to ask me, “When will the Tioga Road be open?” Well I’m sorry to say it won’t be open for Memorial Day and probably not until mid June. The crews are currently working some of the most dangerous avalanche and rock slide areas around Olmsted Point which means slow going [...]

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Glacier Point Road Slated To Open Today

Glacier Point Road Slated To Open Today

May 25, 2006 | Comments (1)

The Glacier Point Road is plowed and slated to open today just in time for Memorial Day. I know one person who is going to be extremely happy to hear that. Technorati Tags: roads, yosemite

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