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Sierra Passes Opening

I hear from a variety of sources that several of the Sierra Nevada passes subject to winter closures are opening up. Sonora Pass (Hiway 108) is open and Ebbetts Pass (Hiway 4) may open later today. Monitor Pass (Hiway 89 between Hiway 4 and Hiway 395) is open as well.

I went over Sonora Pass last year just after it opened, and the snow was spectacular. This year should be similar since there has been quite a lot of snow. (I think I’ll be able to provide a first-hand report by early next week…)

Tioga Pass (Hiway 120) is not open, though I understand that Yosemite NP may allow traffic up to Yosemite Creek over the weekend. That should also be quite spectacular. Last year Tioga Pass did not open until late June, and I would be very surprised if we saw an earlier opening this year.


May 26, 2006 - Posted by | Sierra Nevada

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