I know I’m a little late but in case you missed it, the Tioga Road and Highway 120 through Yosemite are open to traffic once again. Best get your business done on the other side before winter gets here and it closes again. Cold weather is already on it’s way. If you were planning on heading east to see the aspens changing color, go now.
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As of last night the Rim Fire is over 70% contained but continues to pose a threat as high winds and extremely dry conditions within the Sierra persist.
A portion of the Tioga Road, from Crane Flat to White Wolf, will be temporarily closed to all vehicular traffic beginning today for fire suppression efforts.
I know you’ve been dying to know when it will open so wait no more. Tioga Pass opens May 11th!!!
From the NPS website: Last update: April 26, 2012 Tioga Road: The Tioga Road has been plowed, but much work remains, including significant road repairs and rock removal, along with plowing of parking lots, side roads, and clearing of ditches. There is no estimated opening date for the Tioga Road.
The following is taken from Yosemite National Park Tioga and Glacier Point Plowing Update April 23, 2012. Tioga Road: Plows have reached Olmsted Point and crews will assess the avalanche zone tomorrow. Despite the below-average snowpack, full avalanche precautions are still in place. There is no estimated opening date for the Tioga Road. Once [...]
According to our good friend Jeffrey Trust at Yosemite NPS, plowing has begun on Tioga Pass Road. Unfortunately, they haven’t issued a report yet. Hopefully reports will soon be posted online. You can follow along here: Tioga Pass Road plowing update page Be sure to bookmark it, and visit often! Are you aching to get over [...]
Throughout the Sierra Nevada, high flat plateaus are found at elevations around twelve and thirteen thousand feet. These isolated sky islands are the home to unique plant communities that are found nowhere else.
It’s the news everyone’s been waiting for, the Tioga Road will open for the season on Saturday, June 18, 2011, at 8:00 a.m. for all vehicle traffic.
Picnickers, hikers and rock climbers are drawn to the lake’s picture perfect beaches, deep blue water, surrounding granite domes, and lodge pole pine forests. Its eye-catching scenery is visible from Tioga Road, which provides easy access to the lake for park visitors of all ages and abilities. However, its popularity has resulted in challenges of crowded parking areas, unsafe traffic conditions, unintended harm to fragile ecosystems, shoreline erosion and unwanted run-off.