Tioga Road plowing started?

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Tioga Road plowing started?

Post by SteveB » Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:01 am

Anyone know if Tioga Pass Road plowing has started yet? Can't tell from the website...








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Re: Tioga Road plowing started?

Post by rlown » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:15 pm

Yose's NPS site is pretty good about updating plowing status. I look here: http://tenaya.ucsd.edu/tioga/tioga/tioga_currenta.jpg. If i see the big CAT's parked just beyond the shed, i know they're well on their way to the plowing.

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Re: Tioga Road plowing started?

Post by Bad Man From Bodie » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:53 am

This is the best info you can shake a stick at.....Caltrans is between TPR and the Park Gate. The weather should be great this week, so I suspect they will make it to at least Tioga Lake for the opener of fishing. I think the plan is to open the gate to Tioga Lake for the opener of fishing, but if it snows this weekend....forget about it!

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Re: Tioga Road plowing started?

Post by hikerduane » Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:41 pm

The snow still looks like around 3' at the entrance per the webcam.
Piece of cake.

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Re: Tioga Road plowing started?

Post by rlown » Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:50 pm

those poles beyond the shed are 8'. and cdec reports the snow as 85" (not sure where that is in location to the shed) It's always fun to watch (when the webcam works) when the snow machines come in.

This cam updates on the half hour (if it works).. the camera is owned by UCSD, but the phone line is NPS. She updates on the half hour for the last 90 mins, if it works. To be more exact, every half hour, you might get an update.

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Re: Tioga Road plowing started?

Post by rlown » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:56 am

Looks like the plows have made their first swipe as of yesterday through the Tioga pass check station.. =D>

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Re: Tioga Road plowing started?

Post by Bad Man From Bodie » Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:08 am

Bummer that is all they can go.....and the road wont be open past Tioga untill late May at best. Its all up to the Park Service now...

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Re: Tioga Road plowing started?

Post by rlown » Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:22 am

well. when we see the flag go up on the pole, we'll know they're open to at least taking our entrance fees. :rolleyes: Should have been an HST flag on that puppy all winter.

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Re: Tioga Road plowing started?

Post by Bad Man From Bodie » Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:21 am

I can argange that next year!!!
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Re: Tioga Road plowing started?

Post by fishmonger » Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:12 pm

sure looks like the plow went past the station into the park today

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