Glacier Point Road Plowing & Tioga Start Next Week

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Glacier Point Road Plowing & Tioga Start Next Week

Post by maverick » Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:36 pm

Yosemite NP:
Park road crews are busy plowing the Glacier Point Road. While they've plowed one lane most of the way to Glacier Point, there's still no estimated opening date (they still have to plow two full lanes, turnouts, Glacier Point paved trails, etc.) Tioga Road plowing begins next week.
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Re: Glacier Point Road Plowing & Tioga Start Next Week

Post by rlown » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:03 am

Good luck, gentlemen.. Good luck..

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Re: Glacier Point Road Plowing & Tioga Start Next Week

Post by Lumbergh21 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:17 am

And more snow this week...at least up here in northern California. (Sigh)

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Re: Glacier Point Road Plowing & Tioga Start Next Week

Post by rlown » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:21 am

docks are in at crowley. floating potties next. http://thetroutfly.com/fishcampcam.html

They have to head off the snow first on Tioga, to get it to plow depth and there's charcoal involved (and avalanche control)..

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Glacier Point Road

Post by maverick » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:47 pm

Yosemite NP:
What's the progress of the Glacier Point Road? Crews have plowed to Glacier Point and are now widening out the road and parking lots. The main parking lot and point area still have about six to eight feet of snow. There is no estimated opening date but stay tuned for more updates!
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Tioga Road Update 5/3

Post by maverick » Thu May 04, 2017 12:26 pm

Yosemite NP:
Plowing crews have reached White Wolf from the west side of the Tioga Road! They are plowing through six to eight feet of very wet snow and are progressing about a half mile most days. Advance avalanche crews are working at Olmsted Point (one of the major avalanche zones along the road). Learn more in the latest plowing update: http://go.nps.gov/1g93kk.
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Tioga Road Update 5/16

Post by maverick » Wed May 17, 2017 1:08 pm

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Plows ended one mile west of May Lake. Crews are progressing about one mile per day as they plow through snow that is 8 to 10 feet deep.

Forestry crews have begun removal of hazard trees (dead or diseased trees that might fall onto the road) between Crane Flat and White Wolf, and in the Crane Flat Campground.
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