View Poll Results: When will the Tioga Pass Open for the 2015 season ?

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  • On or before May 5th.

    6 50.00%
  • May 6th to May 13th.

    4 33.33%
  • May 14th to May 20th

    2 16.67%
  • May 21st to May 27th

    0 0%
  • May 28th to June 4th

    0 0%
  • June 5th to June 12th

    0 0%
  • June 13th to June 20th

    0 0%
  • June 21st to June 29th

    0 0%
  • on or after June 30th

    0 0%
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  1. #41
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    Default Stop watering lawns

    7% of average snow pack. Yikes.

    Mark

  2. #42
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    Default

    I also suspect budgetary issues, they have to hire people to staff the entrance station.

  3. Default more snow

    Yes visitors are disappointed that the road is closed and they can't visit the higher elevations in YNP. As a CA resident I'm so happy that it snowed again. Every drop of water helps.

  4. Default Planned date

    It's a good day, my sons' birthday (twins) and an early pick. The planned opening is Monday, May 4 at 8 am.

  5. #45
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    Default

    If that proves to be true, looks like we have a winner - tantrum from Oz.

  6. #46
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    Default Looks that way.

    It sounds pretty certain that it will open as planned, unless those Thunderstorms really develop into something nasty, but as always, we will have to wait for the official verdict. Watch this space !

    Dave.

  7. #47
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    Default Saturday, May 2nd

    Looking alot like summer now:

    Captured May 2nd at about 2:50 pm PDT
    Photo courtesy of the Yosemite Conservancy

  8. #48
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    Default

    NPS website says it's open!

  9. #49
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    Default Confirmation and a winner !!

    The opening date as confirmed on the Yosemite NPS website is May 4th and our 2015 TPPC award [Tioga pass Prognosticator champion] goes to member 'tantrum' who correctly predicted the date at their first ever attempt in this contest. Predictions were pointing towards an early opening this year and that again was the case, but I am sure there are a lot of people that hope these dry winters will not continue too much longer.

    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. This year, the pass opened on Monday, May 4th and RTA member "tantrum" was the sole Prognosticator to correctly predict this opening. Tantrum managed this prognosticator feat on the first day of this year's predictive effort. February 6, 2015. In fact, Tantrum was the second RTA member to post in this year's thread. (Second only to Sheriff Dave, who posted the original thread).

    A check in the amount of $75 will be issued to tantrum to purchase fuel for his/her next road trip.

    Once he/she provides the POG (Proof of Gas) photo he/she will join the august line-up of former (& current reigning) TPPs (Tioga Pass Prognosticators):

    George Carey (glc), Spring 2014 Opening
    George Carey (glc), Spring 2013 Opening
    Jessica Beagles-Roos (CAnative), Spring 2011 and Winter 2011 (although it actually closed in 2012)
    Brian Shannon (Exodus) Spring, 2010
    Phil Boardman, (PhilB) Spring 2009
    weirj Winter 2008

    CONGRATULATIONS ! And in Jedi Knight fashion, "May the 4th be with you."
    [Sorry, my bad. Haha]

    Sheriff Dave.
    Last edited by Mark Sedenquist; 05-06-2015 at 10:12 AM. Reason: added confirmation of prediction date

  10. #50
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    Default Opening Time?

    Sheriff Dave,

    What was the official opening time on May 4th?

    Mark

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