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Re: hitch hike the Tioga road in November to a trailhead

Postby Grzldvt » Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:50 am

I doubt you are going to make this happen as there is a huge storm coming in and I would bet by Tuesday, the 26th Tioga Road will be closed from Crane Flat to Lee Vining. NOAA is calling for heavy Snow Tuesday, Tuesday evening and possibly Wednesday
https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=37.91104000000007&lon=-119.25792999999999
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Re: hitch hike the Tioga road in November to a trailhead

Postby WanderingJim » Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:20 am

Grzldvt wrote:I doubt you are going to make this happen as there is a huge storm coming in and I would bet by Tuesday, the 26th Tioga Road will be closed from Crane Flat to Lee Vining. NOAA is calling for heavy Snow Tuesday, Tuesday evening and possibly Wednesday
https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=37.91104000000007&lon=-119.25792999999999


Heck, it's already closed through this weekend. Pissed me off since i was thinking of going up to Tenya Lake today and hiking out to Clouds Rest. And next weeks' weather is probably going to be 10 times worse than the little front that came through this week.
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Re: hitch hike the Tioga road in November to a trailhead

Postby Phil » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:23 am

Road closures or not, I was just at 10k+ a little further north in the Sierras over the past few days, and it was a cold, wet mess. Not enough snow to make it true "winter backpacking", just a lot of mud and water. Add a little wind, and we were miserable.

Two weeks ago it was a completely different late-fall situation. You missed your window entirely. C'est la vie.
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Re: hitch hike the Tioga road in November to a trailhead

Postby WanderingJim » Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:35 pm

Phil wrote:Two weeks ago it was a completely different late-fall situation. You missed your window entirely. C'est la vie.


Two weeks ago I was still recovering from Kilimanjaro. :)
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