View Poll Results: What date will Tioga pass open in 2021

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  • Before May 1st

    1 14.29%
  • May 1st to May 8th

    1 14.29%
  • May 9th to 16th

    0 0%
  • May 17th to May 24th

    2 28.57%
  • May 25th to June 1st

    2 28.57%
  • June 2nd to June 9th

    1 14.29%
  • June 10th to June 17th

    0 0%
  • June 18th to June 25

    0 0%
  • June 25th to July 5th

    0 0%
  • After July 5th.

    0 0%
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  1. #41
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    Default I do May 12th just about every spring

    Quote Originally Posted by Utahtea View Post
    If you decide to pull your date...I get first dibs on it! It was going to be my first choice because it's my grandson's birthday! ;)
    Utahtea, it is my first choice, because it IS my birthday too.

  2. #42
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    Default More rocks than snow.

    Digging around for a sniff of info on whats happening right now on the pass didn't produce much in the way of an update but I did stumble upon this article which I found quite interesting with input from some Caltran veterans.

    Dave.

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    Link provided by Southwest_Dave gave me "This content is only available to subscribers."

    Searching for Tioga on Reno Gazette website gave me some other links including pictures at https://www.rgj.com/picture-gallery/...ss/7245241002/ with subtitle "As drought conditions worsen, Caltrans workers cleared Tioga Pass Road (in) just three days when normally it takes the better part of a month." There is another story marked Subscribers only that is titled "Caltrans crew battle rockfall rather than snow as drought condition prevail in Sierra mountain passes.

    I returned from Mammoth over 9624' Sonora Pass last Friday after two days of Spring skiing at Mammoth. I did not see sign at bottom of Tioga Pass lit up saying closed so I pulled into the gas station at the bottom of Pass where a Firefighter confirmed it was still closed and thought it would be for about a week to allow bicycles a chance to ride it car-free.

    I was thinking that this Thursday may have been a better guess than Friday 5/21 that I have, but low temps in the teens are predicted for Friday and Saturday with a 50% change of snow so Tioga Pass could stay closed into next week. https://opensnow.com/location/mammothmountain predicts 4" on Friday and 2" on Saturday.

  4. #44
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    Default Failed link.

    Maybe I slipped through the net as I can still visit the link and I haven't subscribed !

    It was an article including interviews with some long serving Caltran workers with regards to clearing the road up to the gates of Yosemite NP and basically how low the snow pack was this year, the lowest seen for many years by them, but freeze and thaw cracking rocks was still a problem.

    We still wait for an update regarding the opening, but night time temperatures remain well below freezing and there are a few snow showers possible for Friday and Saturday so maybe not just yet !

    Dave.

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    Maybe I had already used my free pages at Reno Gazette.

    CalTrans District 9 Facebook page says "ATTN DRIVERS: Due to the incoming storm, Caltrans will close Sonora Pass/State Route 108 at NOON on Thursday, May 20. Monitor Pass/State Route 89 will remain open unless the severity of the storm necessitates its closure." So instead of Tioga opening, Sonora and Ebbetts, the two Sierra passes N of Tioga will temporarily close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utahtea View Post
    Grrrr...grandson's birthday is already taken so I'm going to hope for a LOT of snow this winter and say May 28th at 10 am

    Utahtea
    I saw on the Yosemite National Park Facebook page that Tioga Pass will tentatively open on Thursday, May 27th at 8 am and then confirmed it on the Yosemite NP website. https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/wroads.htm

    Looks like it might open one day and two hours before my prediction! Bummer...all I can do is hope that it snows enough to delay it a day! ;)

    Utahtea

  7. #47
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    Default A new DcTpp ?

    It would appear to be that Tioga pass did open this morning as planned. If this is the case Utahtea would have just missed out on the prize but will be crowned the new DcTpp (Darn close Tioga pass prognosticator) although we just need official confirmation as always.

    It also appears there will road works throughout the summer that will cause some delay and continue in 2022.

    Tioga Road
    Tioga Road Improvements (Summer 2021-Spring/Summer 2022)
    Tioga Road Rehabilitation will begin when the road opens in 2021 and will extend until the road closes for winter. The project will extend from Olmsted Point east toward Tioga Pass. This project will continue into spring and summer 2022.

    Day

    Allowable Closures

    Maximum Delay
    (per passage through the project area)

    Sunday through Thursday

    11:00 pm - 6:00 am
    6:00 am - 8:00 am
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    60 minutes
    15 minutes
    30 minutes
    15 minutes
    30 minutes

    Thursday through Friday

    11:00 pm - 6:00 am
    6:00 am - 8:00 am
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    60 minutes
    15 minutes
    30 minutes
    15 minutes

    Friday (from 4:30 pm) through Sunday (11:00 pm)

    No closures

    No delays

    Maximum Delay = Total delay you can expect to experience through the entire work area (may be stopped in multiple locations)
    Dave

  8. #48
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    Default An august assemblage of road trip sages

    Congratulations to Utahtea!

    An august assemblage of road trip sages are in the dcTPP group!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Sedenquist View Post
    Congratulations to Utahtea!

    An august assemblage of road trip sages are in the dcTPP group!
    Thank you! It's an honor to be inducted into the dcTPP group! I look forward to seeing my name up on the list for the next competition!

    Utahtea

  10. #50
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    Default

    Rats! And congrats to UtahTea. I seem to've limped into the realm of close, but no cigar...

    Rick

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