Yosemite Nation Park announced Wednesday that Tioga Pass Road is going to OPEN in it’s entirety on Saturday, June 18th, 2011 at 8am. There’ll be a buncha “no-stopping zones” because they weren’t able to plow the road wide enough to accommodate any kinda of shoulder in many spots. I can’t wait to see it, it’s gonna be damn near a tunnel in spots.
Tuolumne Meadows is still buried in feet of snow. There really won’t be any “hiking” to enjoy unless you’re a skier. If you’re a skier/boarder, you’re gonna be feeling effervescent. If you aren’t completely over winter yet, then this is the place you wanna be.
The whole zone off 9,943 foot Tioga Pass is filled in and skiing fat. Check out our most recent posts from Backcountry Brennan Lagasse’s recent exploits this spring in and around Tioga Pass: