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Tioga Road Opening June 5, 2010

Information on possible opening and closing dates for the Tioga Road (Highway 120 East) through Yosemite National Park

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Tioga Road Opening June 5, 2010

Postby dan » Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:17 pm

Tioga Road Opening June 5, 2010. Here's the NPS press release

http://www.nps.gov/yose/parknews/tiogaopen65.htm

Tioga Road to Open in Yosemite National Park (2010)

Date: June 3, 2010

Visitors urged to take safety precautions while traveling on road

Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher announced today that the Tioga Road will open for the season on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 8:00 a.m. for all vehicle traffic. The Tioga Road, bounded on both sides by State Highway 120, is the popular east-west crossing of the Sierra Nevada. Vault toilets are available in several locations along the road.

There are several no-stopping zones along the road, which are clearly marked with road signs.

Due to the heavy snowpack this past winter (115% of normal) and a cool spring, there is still several feet of snow in the Tuolumne Meadows area. Hiking opportunities are extremely limited and visitors are urged to use extreme caution in the area. Additionally, ice is prevalent throughout the area and stream crossings are treacherous.

All campgrounds along the Tioga Road are closed. All commercial services, including the gas station, store, and village grill, are also closed. There are no anticipated opening dates for any of these facilities at this time.

Did You Know?
The Tioga Road is the highest trans-sierra route in California, crossing Tioga Pass at 9,945 feet in elevation.
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