View Poll Results: What day will Tioga Pass open in 2008?

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  • On or before April 30th

    0 0%
  • May 1st to May 7th

    0 0%
  • May 8th to May 12th

    3 17.65%
  • May 13th to May 15th

    1 5.88%
  • May 16th to May 19th

    2 11.76%
  • May 20th to May 21st

    1 5.88%
  • May 22nd to May 31st

    3 17.65%
  • June 1 to June 5th

    3 17.65%
  • June 6th to June 11th

    2 11.76%
  • After June 12th

    2 11.76%
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 1998
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    Default Tioga Pass Prognosticator #5

    This is our fifth 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.

    Official Tioga Pass openings in recent years:
    2008: May 21st (8:00 am) It is now official!
    2007: May 11th (this was an early one!)
    2006: June 17th
    2005: June 24th
    2004: May 14th
    2003: May 31st
    2002: May 22nd
    2001: May 12th

    The "Contest"
    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 To win this prize, the date must be posted** on this Forum more than or equal to fifteen (15) days prior to the official opening date. (**Your "date" must be identified in a post on this thread...**)

    Last Spring, RTA Forum member, Kinless used his highly honed prognosticator skills and predicted that Tioga Pass would open for the summer, 2007 road trip season, on May 10th. Unfortunately, it actually opened at Noon on May 11th, so for the want of this 24 hour period, he missed the grand prize but earned the equally coveted title of dcTPP… (Which is also known as the official Darn Close -- Tioga Pass Prognosticator). Maybe you will be our official first TPP (no one has yet claimed that title...)

    Previous Predictive Efforts:
    Spring Opening 2006
    Winter Closing 2006
    Spring Opening 2007
    Winter Closing 2007

    And here are the Official Closing and Opening Dates for last several years!

    The Official Closing Date for 2007 was December 6th!

    Here is a photo of the current conditions at the Tioga Pass Entry Gate....

    Happy Predicting!

    Great American RoadTrip Forum Staff

    Current Record Holders:
    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 03:13 PM. Reason: Added links to #1 to #4 in the predictive polls

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 1998
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    Default May 12th is my birthday

    So, I am looking for a repeat of the 2001 opening date in 2008.

    Last edited by Mark Sedenquist; 12-10-2007 at 04:46 PM.

  3. #3
    RoadTripper Brad Guest

    Default And the dart goes...

    May 17th. That's my guess. I'm beginning to think though that this dart is not working though.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 1998
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    Default Nice Weather today!

    Look at the nordic ski tracks in today's photo at the Tioga Pass Entrance Station!


  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin

    Default later

    I think I'll throw in my guess at June 11th, but the way this winter is going, a date in April or July wouldn't shock me.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    South of England.


    oh well why not?
    i predict the tioga pass will open on may 23rd

  7. #7

    Default Sticking with birthdays again...

    May 8th :D

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Washington state coast/Olympic Peninsula

    Default What the hey...may as well take a wild guess

    Let's go with June 3rd. No reason.

  9. #9

    Default want my gas!

    Here in Brazil a Macumbeira, a "voodoo lady", told me May 13th...

  10. #10

    Default 1 June.

    How about 1 June.

    “…… Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park, the realities this winter………….

    …………….Kathi Younger, 51, and Jeff Kamps, 47, are park rangers who live about 15 miles from the nearest plowed road from roughly mid-October through mid-May…………..

    ……….At Lembert Dome near Tioga Pass and Snow Flat below Mount Hoffman, there is still 7 1/2 feet…………

    ……….snowplow operations will start clearing 50 miles of Tioga Pass Road on April 16. With avalanche debris in several spots and typical equipment breakdowns, that means Younger and Kamps face another 45 days in remote captivity.……….”

    So 45 days from 16 April looks like an opening day of 1 June 2008. We’ll no doubt see in due course :- )

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