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Tioga Pass Opens Friday?

&Yosemite Blog:

Tioga Set to Open Friday.

Sources are saying Tioga is ready to open this Friday (May 11) at noon, weather permitting.

No services or campgrounds will be available for a while yet.;/p>

Hikers and back country users take note: most of the trails are still covered with snow and streams are high with runoff. Over the last few years several hikers have perished during the early season fording creeks and streams.

Remember, never travel alone in the back country and leave an itinerary with someone who can send help for you if you don’t show up on time.

[Yosemite Blog]

A few comments… I’m not certain, but I think that the road has tended to open on a Thursday in past years – perhaps so that some traffic can flow over before the inevitable first-day rush? I still won’t be surprised if it is possible to get across Tioga Pass today. (But I’ve been publicly wrong before… :-) Speaking of which, I still think I might have been right about the possibility of an opening last week – except for a bit of surprise weather at the last minute.
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May 10, 2007 - Posted by | Yosemite

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