View Poll Results: When will Tioga Pass close winter 2018.

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  • Before October 15th

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  • Between October 15th and Oct 22nd

    0 0%
  • Between October 23rd and Oct 31st

    0 0%
  • Between November 1st and Nov 10th

    0 0%
  • Between November 11th and Nov 21st

    3 37.50%
  • Between November 22nd and Nov 30th

    3 37.50%
  • Between December 1st and December 10th

    2 25.00%
  • After December 10th.

    0 0%
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    South of England.

    Default Competition. Tioga Pass Prognosticator 26. Winter closing.

    Welcome to the 26th Tioga Pass Prognosticator and the chance to win a free tank of gas.

    ***All you have to do is correctly predict when the Tioga Pass will close for the winter season!!***

    The Tioga Pass is one of the most scenic drives in the American west and is part of CA120 which crosses the Sierra Nevada in Yosemite NP. Sometime during Fall and early winter the snow will arrive, eventually closing the Pass until the following Spring. Have you got what it takes to predict the closing date ? If you predict the correct date you could win a free tank of gas for your road trip ride, if you get within an hour of the official opening time you will also receive a bonus prize !! It doesn't matter how you arrive at your prediction, you can use a crystal ball, study data or just take a wild guess, all you have to do is follow the rules set out below.

    Contrasting images of the Upper Yosemite Valley with Half Dome in the foreground

    So have you got what it takes to become the newly crowned TPPC
    (Tioga Pass Prognosticator Champion)??

    The Contest.

    ***Please read entry rules carefully.***

    To win this prize, the date must be posted** on this Forum more than or equal to fifteen (15) days prior to the official Tioga Pass Road CLOSING date. (**Your "date" and time must be identified in a post on this thread...**)
    * Further, you must identify a particular date in your post.
    * Further, you must identify a particular time in your post (date and time is required for the winning entry).
    *And if you manage to identify the correct closing time within 60 minutes.... you'll receive an additional surprise gift from RTA.
    * A single calendar date can only be claimed by one member. If two or more members chose the same calendar date, and that date proves to be the "Winning Date", the prize will go to the member who "claimed" the date the earliest in this contest period.
    *The official date for this Tioga Pass Prognosticator contest tracks with Pacific Time (USA), so no matter what date it might be in your local neighbourhood, the date used for this contest will be the same one used by the officials at Yosemite National Park for Tioga Pass.

    When you have identified your prediction in your post, please "Ping the Poll" at the top of page (This is done by completing your poll selection).

    ************Forum Moderator, Dave Gomm, (Southwest Dave) is the official Sheriff and Chief Wrangler for this contest and his rulings as to the naming of the winner are final, (& they also could be arbitrary & capricious) Got a beef? Or a question? Take it up with him...


    Here is some further info and links that may help you in your quest !

    Official Tioga Pass Closings in recent years:
    2017: November 14th
    2016: November 16th
    2015: November 1st
    2014: November 13th
    2013: November 18th
    2012: November 8th
    2011: January 17th, 2012
    2010: November 19th
    2009: November 12th
    2008: October 30th
    2007: December 6th
    2006: November 26th
    2005: November 25th
    2004: October 17th
    2003: October 31st
    2002: November 5th

    Link to the previous Yosemite official opening and closing dates page.

    A listing of opening and closing of other Sierra Nevada passes.

    See what's happening right now using the Webcams.

    And links to the previous 10 winter closing contests.

    2008 Closing.
    2009 Closing.
    2010 Closing.
    2011 Closing.
    2012 Closing.
    2013 Closing.
    2014 Closing.
    2015 Closing.
    2016 Closing.
    2017 Closing.

    Here is a list of previous winners and dcTPP's.
    (darn close Tioga Pass Prognosticators.)

    The list of Champions !
    *** tantrum, Spring 2015 Opening
    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

    ***and the dcTPP contestants (Darn Close -- Tioga Pass Prognosticator)

    ************** tseeb Spring 2018
    ************** Mark Sedenquist, Winter 2017
    **************Southwest Dave Spring 2017
    **************travelingman Winter 2016
    *************Jessica Beagles-Roos [CANative] Spring 2016
    *************Jessica Beagles-Roos, (CaNative), Winter 2013
    *************George Carey (glc), Spring 2012
    *************Sheriff Dave Gomm (Southwest Dave), Winter 2010
    *************Don Casey (CalOldBlue), Winter 2009
    *************Lynn & Victor (Hotel Charlotte), Spring 2008
    *************Joey (Kinless), Spring 2007

    And here are some POF Photo's. (Proof of Gas.)

    George Cary (glc) Spring opening 2014.

    George again. Spring opening 2013.

    Jessica Beagles-Roos [CAnative] 2011 winter closing.

    CAnative 2011 Spring opening.

    Brian Shannon (Exodus) Spring, 2010.

    Phil Boardman (PhilB) Spring 2009.

    Remember, your prediction must be posted on this thread to include time and date and you must 'Ping the Poll' at the top to qualify !

    Good luck folks !!
    Last edited by Mark Sedenquist; 09-15-2018 at 10:04 AM. Reason: removed some extra spaces

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Central Missouri


    Nov. 15th, noon.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 1998
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    Default Next dart in

    November 20th at 8 am

  4. #4


    November 23, 6:00 am.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Phoenix, Arizona


    November 24, 8:00 am

  6. Default

    November 15, 8:00 am

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin


    Quote Originally Posted by anuj1985 View Post
    November 15, 8:00 am
    Welcome to the RTA Forum, anuj1985!

    Thanks for entering the contest, but November 15th was already claimed a few posts ago by Donna - you'll need to make another guess to have a chance at winning!

    And you will need to "ping the poll" at the top of the thread so that the Sheriff Dave can keep track of the entries.
    Last edited by Mark Sedenquist; 10-03-2018 at 06:56 AM. Reason: added the other condition

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    South of England.

    Default Settled, for now.

    The weather looks lovely in Yosemite at the moment and in my opinion it's a fabulous time to visit this gem of a park. However, as from tomorrow overnight parking along the Tioga pass and Glacier point roads are prohibited, a reminder that we are heading towards winter in the Sierra's.


  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin


    November 13. 10am

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    South of England.

    Default Looking good in Yosemite right now.

    The weather looks absolutely fantastic in Yosemite for the time of year and looks to remain fairly settled, although we know how quickly that can change ! Even so I will follow my gut and hope for a late closure this year. My prediction. December 2nd at 1am.


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