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Old 10-31-2014, 12:37 PM   #1
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2014-15 Sierra passes road conditons thread

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Starting at 6pm tonight the Park service will be closing Tioga pass and Glacier Point roads.

October 31, 2014 - Due to precipitation in the upcoming forecast, the Tioga Road and Glacier Point Road will preemptively close at 6:00 p.m.tonight, Friday, October 31.

Four to eight inches of snow is expected between 6,000 feet and 8,000 feet in elevation, with six to 15 inches of snow expected above 8,000 feet in elevation. Snowfall is expected to accumulate through late Saturday morning.

Yosemite National Park Road crews will reassess both roads Sunday afternoon or Monday morning to determine if/when reopening is possible.

For 24-hour updated road information, please call 209-372-0200.



http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/conditions.htm



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Old 10-31-2014, 01:14 PM   #2
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it is still dry as a bone up there.
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Old 10-31-2014, 02:15 PM   #3
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The only reason the pass is closing this weekend is I made reservations three weeks ago for a 120 loop, and waited too long to cancel.

I have other plans the next few weekends, so it will be dry and clear.
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Old 10-31-2014, 03:52 PM   #4
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Still dry in Sonora, but the way the clouds are building, combined with the forecast, I would not head up the pass right now without snowshoes.
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Old 10-31-2014, 09:06 PM   #5
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Updated 8:43 PM
US 395 : [IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA & SIERRA NEVADA] NO TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS ARE REPORTED FOR THIS AREA.
State Route 203 : [IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA & SIERRA NEVADA] NO TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS ARE REPORTED FOR THIS AREA.
State Route 120 : SR 120 [IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA & SIERRA NEVADA] IS CLOSED FROM CRANE FLAT TO 5 MI WEST OF THE JCT OF US 395 /TIOGA PASS/ (TUOLUMNE, MONO CO) - DUE TO STORMS - MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE 1-WAY CONTROLLED TRAFFIC AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS FROM MAAG AVE /IN OAKDALE/ TO 1 MI EAST OF OAKDALE /AT STEARNS RD/ (STANISLAUS CO) FROM 2000 HRS EACH NIGHT TO 0600 HRS EACH MORNING SUNDAY THRU FRIDAY THRU 11/7/14 - DUE TO MAINTENANCE - MOTORISTS ARE SUBJECT TO DELAYS OF UP TO 10 MINUTES 1-WAY CONTROLLED TRAFFIC 5.5 MI EAST OF OAKDALE /AT LANCASTER RD/ (STANISLAUS CO) FROM 2000 HRS EACH NIGHT TO 0600 HRS EACH MORNING SUNDAY THRU FRIDAY THRU 11/7/14 - DUE TO MAINTENANCE - MOTORISTS ARE SUBJECT TO DELAYS OF UP TO 10 MINUTES
State Route 108 : SR 108 [IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA & SIERRA NEVADA] IS CLOSED FROM 26.4 MI EAST OF STRAWBERRY (TUOLUMNE CO) TO THE TUOLUMNE/MONO CO LINE /SONORA PASS/ - DUE TO SNOW - MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE



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Old 11-01-2014, 09:09 AM   #6
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chain control on hwy 88, snowed down to 4000' last night.

monitor pass is closed

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Old 11-01-2014, 04:34 PM   #7
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There's 6-12 inches of new snow above 6000 feet in the mountains in and around Sequoia. Wet dirt for tomorrow's ride!I got soaked today riding to Three Rivers.
Road 180 to Cedar Grove will close on November 12th for the winter.
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Old 11-03-2014, 01:06 PM   #8
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Highway 4 (Ebbetts Pass) is back open today.
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Old 11-05-2014, 05:40 PM   #9
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Sonora pass opened today. They are working on opening Tioga, that's a good sign.
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Old 11-07-2014, 10:12 AM   #10
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Tioga Pass opens today at 12:00 noon.

Beware of ice patches at night and early morning. The best time to cross this time of year is in the afternoon, but there will still be wet patches.
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Old 11-13-2014, 10:25 AM   #11
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Tioga Pass (120), Sonora Pass (108), and Ebbetts Pass (4) are all closed due to snow.
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Old 11-14-2014, 10:53 PM   #12
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That didn't take long. I was over Ebbetts and back on Carson/Echo Tuesday. Only a few patches in the Silver Fork area. Was hoping for one more good ride....

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Old 11-24-2014, 12:50 PM   #13
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Looks like 4 is open, 120 and 108 are still closed. There is no snow forecast for this week so maybe they will have them open for one last ride.

Being late November, I'm guessing the next big snowfall they lock the gates for the season.
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Old 11-25-2014, 04:44 PM   #14
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108 opened today. No storms predicted until Sunday, so it should be good through the holiday.

"Yosemite Park officials are continuing to monitor and reassess Hwy 120 Tioga Pass conditions, which are reportedly still icy and unsafe for travel. With the potential for more wintry weather in the next few days, it is possible that the pass may remain closed through the holiday weekend."
I would expect icy conditions on any of the passes in early morning, BTW.
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Old 11-26-2014, 08:01 PM   #15
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108 opened today. No storms predicted until Sunday, so it should be good through the holiday.

"Yosemite Park officials are continuing to monitor and reassess Hwy 120 Tioga Pass conditions, which are reportedly still icy and unsafe for travel. With the potential for more wintry weather in the next few days, it is possible that the pass may remain closed through the holiday weekend."
I would expect icy conditions on any of the passes in early morning, BTW.
Any reports on Sherman?
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