View Poll Results: What day will Tioga Pass open in 2007?

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  • On or before May 30th

    9 50.00%
  • June 1st to June 10th

    2 11.11%
  • June 11th to June 16th

    4 22.22%
  • June 17th to June 22nd

    2 11.11%
  • June 23rd to June 30th

    1 5.56%
  • After July 1st

    0 0%
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 1998
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    Las Vegas, Nevada
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    Default Tioga Pass Prognosticator #3

    This is our third attempt at predicting future road conditions on one of our favorite mountain crossings in the American West.

    Tioga Pass which is found on California State Route 120 provides the eastern access to Yosemite National Park and is usually the last pass opened to the roadtripping public each Spring. As such, it has become the RTA harbinger for the start of the summer road trip season in the west.

    In 2006:
    Tioga Pass officially opened on June 17th
    Winter Closure occurred Thanksgiving Weekend in November There was a snowstorm on the 26th which closed the road for the 2006 season.

    You are welcome to use your predictive talents and if you manage to hit the correct date -- the RTA Editorial group will pay for a tank of roadtrip fuel in your personal roadtrip ride. Legal has suggested that we identify what this means.... So, for the record, the prize will be limited to $75.00 USD

    Good luck!

    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 03:12 PM. Reason: Clarification of policy

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 1998
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    Default I am on the board

    My ever-faithful dart has struck the board on June 18th, 2007.

    Mark

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2003
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    Green County, Wisconsin
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    Default Going late

    I'm thinking Spring doesn't arrive on Tioga until several days into Summer.

    Put me down for June 28th.

  4. #4

    Default

    Well my birthday is June 14, so I'd guess then :)

  5. #5
    RoadTripper Brad Guest

    Default And the dart goes...

    My guess will be June 12th. It seems like a good, even number.

  6. #6

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Editor View Post
    if you manage to hit the correct date -- the RTA Editorial group will pay for a tank of roadtrip fuel in your personal roadtrip ride.
    I'm disqualifying myself from entering, since I'd feel too guilty winning a tank of fuel at U.K. prices!

  7. #7
    Join Date
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    Default That is a good point

    Quote Originally Posted by dj toast View Post
    I'm disqualifying myself from entering, since I'd feel too guilty winning a tank of fuel at U.K. prices!
    Interesting -- I never considered that element. OK -- if you choose the correct day -- I will still stick with the intent of the challenge -- No matter where in the world and what the cost of petrol is there.... (subject to the clarification dated 12/18/06: total value not to exceed $75.00 USD)

    Mark
    Last edited by Mark Sedenquist; 12-18-2006 at 02:23 PM. Reason: Clarification of policy

  8. #8

    Default Calculated guess

    Okay then, as we have approval from the top for UK entries, a bit of research reveals that the average opening date has got earlier and earlier in the 73 years since 1933. In the 1930s it was June 19, in the 1990s it was June 4 and for the current decade it's May 28.

    So, with a keen eye on Mark's $75 (just over half a tank in the UK I'm afraid), that's the date I'm going for: May 28th.

    The same source reveals that the earliest opening was April 8 and the latest July 8.
    Last edited by Peter Thody; 01-05-2007 at 10:17 AM. Reason: Additional info

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Seacoast, New Hampshire
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    Default

    I'd guess my birthday as well....May 20.

  10. Default

    June 15, 11:55 pm, no doubt about it : )

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