View Poll Results: When will Tioga Pass Close in 2006?

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  • On or before Oct. 10th

    0 0%
  • Oct. 11th to Oct. 17th

    0 0%
  • Oct. 18th to Oct. 31st

    1 11.11%
  • Nov 1 to 15th

    1 11.11%
  • Nov. 16th to 25th

    3 33.33%
  • Nov. 26th to the 30th

    2 22.22%
  • After December 1st

    2 22.22%
  • It never closes this year

    0 0%
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 1998
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    Default Tioga Pass Closure --- Prognosticator

    Since, we did such a good job with the opening of the pass last Spring, I thought I would try a new poll on when the famous route over the Sierra Nevada Mountains will close this year.

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

    Last year the Tioga Road closed for the 2005 season on November 25th

    If you manage to choose the correct day (gotta identify it in a post below) I will purchase a tank of gas for you. (The post has to be made a minimum of 15 days prior to the closing date).

    Plus, I encourage anyone wishing information about the other six passes to post intel here.

    Mark

    Current records:
    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 03:11 PM. Reason: Added some clarification

  2. #2
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    Green County, Wisconsin
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    Default My Guess

    I'll go with November 17th.
    Last edited by Midwest Michael; 09-21-2006 at 12:37 PM.

  3. #3

    Default

    Nope, December 10. Going to be a cold and wet winter this year... going to be great kicking back in some remote cabin weathering the storms.

    Joel

  4. #4

    Default

    The day before Thanksgiving ....

  5. #5
    RoadTripper Brad Guest

    Default Throws dart....

    ... I'll say November 29th. Yup.

  6. #6

    Default

    Well not sure if it's any indication but at least one of the roads in Yellowstone has been closed for the season today. We've been snowed out!

  7. #7
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    Default Closed now?

    Tioga Pass is closed today due to snow but I am unable to determine if this a temporary closure or the real deal. Does anyone know? It has already been closed a couple of times this season (snow) and re-opened.

    mark

  8. #8
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    Default Officially it is still "open"

    I just checked and although the road is still blocked, officially it is still "open" Here is the official opening and closing dates for the past few years.

    Checked on 11/20/06 and it is all the way open again today -- so no "winners" yet!

    Mark
    Last edited by Mark Sedenquist; 11-20-2006 at 05:03 PM.

  9. #9
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    Default The Annual "Wait and See" Period

    Tioga Pass is still open. If you are planning to drive it this week, be sure to check on the official California DOT report page here. Or you can call the hotline (this is a voice mail system -- takes a little while to get through the menu -- but the information is kept current): 209-372-0200

    Thus far, Brad, Joel, Memetu and Findapath on still in the running for that tank of fuel...

    Mark

  10. #10
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    Default Officially Closed for the Season

    Winter's blanket of snow has arrived in the Yosemite NP high country. Tioga Pass is officially closed. I haven't seen it on any NPS documentation, but the good folks at the Mono Lake Committee, who have monitored and provided this data for years have decreed that the Official Date was November 26, 2006 -- one day later than in 2005!

    Mark
    Last edited by Mark Sedenquist; 12-18-2006 at 01:52 PM. Reason: added official closing date

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