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Monday, June 26, 2017

Tioga Pass: Closed Indefinitely

Above, The Beast at a Tioga Pass turnout last July. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Oh-oh! It looks like Tioga Pass through Yosemite National Park will remain closed. "Indefinitely" is the operative word (at least according to the Bee's email).

The Modesto Bee reported:
Snowmelt flowing over the roadway, along with a variety of infrastructure repairs being made, combine to keep Highway 120/Tioga Road closed through Yosemite National Park, according to the park and Caltrans. 
There’s no estimated opening date for the route, which is closed to all traffic, including bicycles. In years with similar snowpack, the road has opened in late June or early July. In recent dry years – 2012-16 – it opened no later than mid-May, according to a chart on the nps.gov website.
It looks like travelers will have to wait a while longer for the east entrance into Yosemite National Park to open.

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