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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Yosemite Crews Working To Open Tioga Pass

Above, a lake along Tioga Pass Road last July. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Yosemite's Tioga Pass is not anywhere close to opening (there are three active avalanche areas) due to  the heavy snows of this past winter.

According to the Fresno Bee:
Tioga Pass is closer to being cleared, easing entry into Yosemite National Park, but it isn’t there yet. 
In the wake of an overly wet winter, and given the snow that remains, the pass still might not open until the Fourth of July. 
Road crews this week plowed their way to the pass, a positive sign that the route connecting the eastern and western Sierra Nevada through Yosemite National Park could be opening sooner rather than later.

Last year, Tioga Pass opened on May 18. I drove it on July 15.

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