Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tioga Pass to Open Saturday, June 18th, 2011

flooded toulmne meadows

After a longer than usual wait the Tioga Pass (through the Yosemite High Country) will finally open to cars for the 2011 season this Saturday, June 18th at 8:00am. The National Park Service has indicated there will be several no-stopping zones and hiking opportunities severely limited for some time due to snow and swelling rivers. Expect plenty of water on the road as well and plan to drive with extra caution.

No services will be available at the facilities most of which are probably still snow bound and the campgrounds from Crane Flat to Lee Vining will remain closed for now. They can be expected to remain so for at least a couple more weeks as snow continues to melt releasing its hold on the Sierra High Country. Photos from Opening Weekend 2010


  1. Where. have. you. BEEN. ?.

  2. The short answer is - not writing blogs, but you knew that. I have a minor announcement planned for tomorrow morning which should more-or-less provide some answers.