View Poll Results: What date will Tioga pass open in 2020 ?

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  • May 1st to May 8th

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  • May 17th to May 24th

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  • May 25th to June 1st

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  1. #11
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    Default The hump has retreated. (for now)

    Having looked at the Sentinel webcam image a few days ago only to see a white out, I was quite surprised by todays image that shows 'the hump' on the bottom right of the image has reduced.



    This could prove to be another strange year as far as the opening goes, as in if the Tioga pass is officially opened, but the park is still closed due to the Coronavirus. As always I think it's right we should go with the first official announcement.

    Dave.

  2. #12
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    Default Strange year seems to be the common thread.

    Strange year seems to be the common thread. Have you seen evidence that Caltrans has started work on the road yet?

    How are things with you WRT COVID-19 and your business? Crews still going out to sea?

    Mark

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    Default a gorgeous view from the eastern Sierra Nevada

    And now a gorgeous view from the eastern Sierra Nevada! Spring weather at it's finest.


    Courtesy of the Mt. Whitney Cam

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    Default

    From the NPS Yosemite website:

    Tioga Road
    Tioga Road opened to traffic during limited hours on June 21 and to unrestricted travel on July 1, 2019.

    Opening operations for 2020 will begin on or about April 15, 2020. Updates will appear here shortly thereafter.

    Glacier Point Road
    Glacier Point Road opened for the season to vehicles on May 10, 2019.

    Opening operations for 2020 will begin on or about April 15, 2020. Updates will appear here shortly thereafter.

    Glacier Point Road will be closed to all traffic in 2021 to rehabilitate and improve the road. The only access to Glacier Point will be via the Four Mile, Panorama, and Pohono Trails, all of which are strenuous hikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glc View Post
    From the NPS Yosemite website:

    Glacier Point Road will be closed to all traffic in 2021 to rehabilitate and improve the road. The only access to Glacier Point will be via the Four Mile, Panorama, and Pohono Trails, all of which are strenuous hikes.
    Wow ! For us Glacier point was one of the highlights of the park. Still well worth visiting Yosemite but this wil be a big miss for those that haven't been before.

    Dave.

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    Default April Fool's Day

    Another beautiful day in Yosemite

    Courtesy of the Yosemite Conservancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Sedenquist View Post
    Looking like a nice weather storm.

    It is pretty chilly here in the Las Vegas area too.

    Mark
    Just heard on the news that the Northern Sierra's snowpack is only 53% of normal. We need that snow!

    Utahtea

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    Default Strange times indeed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Sedenquist View Post
    Strange year seems to be the common thread. Have you seen evidence that Caltrans has started work on the road yet?

    How are things with you WRT COVID-19 and your business? Crews still going out to sea?

    Mark
    No evidence of Caltrans on CA120 although work in the park doesn't normally begin until around April 15th.

    We are still trading at present, as suppiers of fresh produce we are regarded as 'essential' and particularly for those customers with dietary requirements. Also the fresh air and more open surroundings of the beach is not a bad place to go for shopping when compared to the queues at the supermarkets. The only thing we can see changing this situation, is if they closed the port, but as it is mainly a fishing harbour for local boats and small vessels we hope this won't be the case.

    Off topic a little lighthearted news. These goats that reside on the Great Orme in North Wales ( who don't normally head anywhere near the town of Llandudno) have totally ignored government Social distancing measures and have decided to go out dining in town.



    I wonder if we will see more of this behaviour, more bears etc wandering down out of the hills into Yosemite valley and surrounding towns.

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    Default Would bears would wander into town?

    I don't know if the bears would wander into town. They might find it nice to have the natural areas of the park to themselves.

    Thanks for sharing the goat video!

    Mark

  10. #20
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    Default Game changer ?



    Heavy snow is falling in the Sierra Nevada bringing several feet of snow and hazardous conditions.

    From the National weather centre.

    ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT MONDAYABOVE 5000 FEET...

    * WHAT...Heavy snow expected above 5000 feet. Three to four feet
    of snow is likely above 7000 feet. Two to three feet of snow
    is expected from 5000 to 7000 feet. The majority of this snow
    will fall Sunday afternoon and Sunday night. Winds could gust
    as high as 50 mph on exposed ridgetops and along the crest.

    * WHERE...Southern Sierra Nevada above 5000 feet.

    * WHEN...The Winter Storm Warning is valid from 8 AM PDT Sunday
    morning until 5 PM PDT Monday afternoon.

    * IMPACTS...Travel will be extremely difficult or nearly
    impossible. Tire chains will likely be required. Expect road
    closures due to snow cover. If you plan to travel, consider
    alternate strategies.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
    your vehicle in case of an emergency.

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