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Tioga Road

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When is this got dang road opening up? Pretty sure this has been a light season for precip.

And I know I know, it opens up sometime in late May but is there historical data with opening dates?

Really want to hike Clouds Rest Memorial Day weekend and if that road is not open I would hate to have to cancel our trip.

Let’s hope it open soon!

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Here is your update. Took me 5 sec to get it.

https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/tioga.htm

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It usually opens the Friday of Memorial Day weekend.

Sonora Pass, highway 108, usually opens about a week in advance of Highway 120

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#1 that’s not what I was looking for as anyone can access that but thanks.

#2 thank you hopefully it opens up by then.

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I believe it will open early, but in these post-Covid times, who knows?

Watch for Sonora Pass to open first

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You asked:

1. When is this got dang road opening up? The link in my reply is the current status of Tioga. As they don't know when it is opening, just what's happening now.

2. is there historical data with opening dates? The page on my reply has a link to historical opening dates.

Yes anyone can access those data. Are you asking for some secret insider information from the brains of CalTran?

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deleted, double post

Edited: May 11, 2021, 4:52 am
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I though sonora pass opened on the 6th

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Yes, I just checked

Sonora Pass ( Highway 108) is OPEN. It opened May 6

So maybe, if we all behave, Tioga Pass might open this weekend?

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>> it opens up sometime in late May<<

I think the unofficial goal is by Memorial Day holiday weekend. Of course it will open earlier than the median date and earlier than the average date this year.

The historic data includes the April 1 snow survey. The May 1 snow survey was incredibly low. Was it just last year that the May 1 snow survey was even higher than the April 1? When more snow falls in spring or it's not warm, then the snow lasts longer. This spring has been warm.

"Water content for the Tuolumne drainage is at 25% of average, and at 31% of average for the Merced drainage." (May 1, 2021)

Should be soon!

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There are many things that can impact the opening date besides just the amount of winter snow or any road damage repair. For example in some years the reopening has been delayed due to winter damage to infrastructure such as sewage systems or other items along Tioga Road.

Edited: May 11, 2021, 5:12 am
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