View Poll Results: When will Tioga Pass Open this summer

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  • On or before May 30th

    1 11.11%
  • Between June 10th and 15th

    6 66.67%
  • Between June 16th and 30th

    0 0%
  • After July 1st

    2 22.22%
  • After August 1st

    0 0%
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  1. #1
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    Default Tioga Pass Opened on June 17th!

    Every year, about this time the questions begin about when Tioga Pass over the Sierra Nevada moutains will open between Yosemite Valley on the west and Owens Valley on the east.

    In the past month we have seen record snow fall in the Sierras and so I thought it might be a hoot to see how good our roadtripping crystal balls might be this year.

    The "winner" might get something near and dear to us all (free fuel)!

    Mark

    This contest is now on it's 9th Prognosticator Attempt. Here the latest:
    Prognosticators Extraordinaire To-Date:
    Tioga Pass Prognosticator Winners:
    Phil Boardman, (PhilB) Spring 2009 (Click here for news about this achievement)
    weirj Winter 2008
    ******dcTPP (Darn Close -- Tioga Pass Prognosticator)
    *************Don Casey (CalOldBlue) Winter 2009 Click here for the declaration of dcTPP winner!
    *************Lynn & Victor (Hotel Charlotte) Spring 2008
    *************Joey (Kinless) Spring 2007
    Last edited by Mark Sedenquist; 12-02-2009 at 02:10 PM. Reason: updated for current records

  2. #2
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    Default That's Easy!

    I am a firm believer in Callahan's Corollary to Murphy's Law (namely: "Murphy was an optimist."), Thus I predict that Tioga Pass will open exactly one week after I wish to cross it.

    AZBuck

  3. #3
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    Default Callahan's Corollary to Murphy's Law

    Quote Originally Posted by AZBuck
    I am a firm believer in Callahan's Corollary to Murphy's Law (namely: "Murphy was an optimist."), Thus I predict that Tioga Pass will open exactly one week after I wish to cross it.
    AZBuck,
    That is a classic prediction. Actually, I am predicting that it will never officially open this year -- they will carve out a path through the ice in late August and then we will have an early snow storm and close it until June 15, 2007! (How is that for walking way out on a limb)?

    Mark

  4. #4
    RoadTripper Brad Guest

    Default Throws dart at callendar...

    Mmmmm... I say.... sometime between July 4-10. Just a hunch.

  5. #5

    Default What happened to May 31st to June 9th?

    May 31st to June 9th.....That's my guess! I'm hoping for some HOT weather to melt that snow quickly! A couple of years ago they had a lot of snow and then we had a hot spring and it opened in May!

    Utahtea

  6. #6
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    Default Hot Spring!

    Quote Originally Posted by Utahtea
    May 31st to June 9th.....That's my guess!
    Utahtea,
    You could be right -- I am still hedging my bets and suggesting the end of July at the soonest! I just looked at a post I made in 2004 -- that is evidence of a "warm spring"...

    Mark
    Last edited by Mark Sedenquist; 05-01-2006 at 10:43 PM. Reason: Added a link

  7. #7
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    Default Official Word: Heavy, dangerous snowpack

    I just looked on the official Tioga Pass Plowing Report. And I qoute:
    There is no estimated opening date for 2006.

    Hey! That doesn't look so bad -- for about 10 feet or so! {Check back on this page -- the NPS is updating this photo for us with progress made each week or so}
    Last edited by Mark Sedenquist; 05-18-2006 at 10:02 AM.

  8. #8

    Default

    haha i just voted for <may 30.

    i'm hoping my vote will somehow cause the snow to melt. yippee

    my trip to yosemite will b on the 12-15th... really hoping tioga pass is open. will make our routes easier.

  9. #9
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    Default It is OPEN!

    From the NPS Site:

    Tioga Road Plowing Update

    The Tioga Road opened for the 2006 season on Saturday, June 17.


    And wouldn't you know it! No one guessed the right date!
    [The "winner" might get something near and dear to us all (free fuel)!]

    Mark

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