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  1. #11
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    Note that the part of the Beartooth (US-212) from the northeast entrance through Cooke City to the WY-296 junction is open and maintained all winter, conditions permitting. This allows access between the park and Cody via 296 (Chief Joseph Scenic Highway), again, conditions permitting. The Beartooth closed early this year, not due to weather but to complete a reconstruction project.

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    Thumbs up Glacier point road open.

    It is reported on the official Yosemite site that Glacier point road has opened today !

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    Default Whoa!

    That's very good news for all of those lucky road trippers heading to the park this weekend. Wish I was in that group!

    Mark

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    Default Yellowstone disruption.

    If you are travelling to Yellowstone soon, check out the latest travel news. A minor rock slide has caused a road closure between Mammoth Hot springs and Tower junction. The road is clear but still closed due to rock stability worries above the roadway. It would seem that 'Beartooth highway' crews have been pulled off to help out in other areas of the park.

    Original report here and theUpdated info here.

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    Cool Yellowstone: Beartooth highway is open !!

    The Beartooth highway [US212] is now open end to end !

    Yellowstone NP.

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    Default Just don't count on it

    Great to hear Dave... although I would not count on it.

    When I drove it in 2009 it had been open for some days, and then I heard that two days later it was closed again. Guess mountain roads are like that... remember it took me five attempts to drive the Trail Ridge Road, and all attempts were in July, August and September.

    Nature is our master.

    Lifey

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    Default Delays and temporary closures in Sequoia.

    Just a heads up for anyone planning a 'quick' visit to Sequoia NP.

    Construction work along sections of the Generals highway could cause delays of up to an hour over the next couple of weeks with night time closures. At night you can drive through the construction zone at 1130pm only] Vehicles over 22 feet [combined lenght] will have to enter via the 180 entrance to Kings canyon. Check the link for other possible delays around the park.

    Crystal cave is also closed Aug 16-18.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mass Tim View Post
    and they are currently working on several of the scenic overlooks (which are closed during the construction) as well as paving some sections of the road.
    How long ago was this? We were there a month ago and there was no sign of construction along the roads or scenic overlooks on Skyline Drive.



    Donna

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    Default Check post date.

    Donna.

    It's a thread that is designed to be updated with latest info, so it is important to check the dates of when the posts were made. In the case of Tim's post you refer to, it was made on 10-6-2010.

    Dave.

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    Default Big Oak Flat Road to be closed [CA120]

    An update on the recent rock slide on the Big Oak Flat road.

    After temporary repairs to get the road open, it is now being closed 24/7 to make a permanent repair. This could go on for 6 weeks, starting Weds Feb 29TH so check before travelling into Yosemite. Yosemite Valley remains accessible via El Portal Road (Highway 140) coming from Merced/ Mariposa and via Wawona Road (Highway 41) coming from Fresno/ Oakhurst. The Foresta Road, between Foresta and El Portal, is not accessible.

    Yosemite NP

    February 17, 2012
    Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120) in Yosemite National Park to Close for Rockslide Repairs
    Yosemite National Park announces that the Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120) within the park will close at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, for the park to repair damage to the road caused by a large rockslide on January 22, 2012. The closure, in effect 24 hours per day, seven days per week, is expected to last until early April. Crews will be working around the clock which necessitates a “hard-closure.”

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