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Re: Road openings

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  • John
    Pretty much a mirror image on the west side; feeding the rotarys with a dozer. It s going to be a while. JD Walk the Sky: Following the John Muir Trail
    Message 1 of 20 , May 3, 2011
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      Pretty much a mirror image on the west side; feeding the rotarys with a dozer. It's going to be a while.

      JD
      Walk the Sky: Following the John Muir Trail
      www.johndittli.com


      --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, Peter Burke <pburke@...> wrote:
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      > a visual update from the east side of Tioga Pass on 4-28
      >
      > Cal Trans removing snow on the steel bridge:
      > http://esavalanche.org/files/ellery%20cliffs.jpg
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      > the resort on the pass road
      > http://esavalanche.org/files/TPR.jpg
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      > On 4/29/2011 12:08 PM, Peter Burke wrote:
      > > On 4/29/2011 11:44 AM, clairehiker wrote:
      > >> At Lake Tahoe-just had a dusting of snow at lake level (6200'). We hope the Tioga Rd will be open by July. Ought to be quite the mosquito hatch this year!
      > > here's the historic opening/close dates table
      > >
      > > http://www.monobasinresearch.org/data/tiogapass.htm
      > >
      > > Looking at the big snow years (based on Mammoth's snow patrol numbers
      > > http://patrol.mammothmountain.com/MMSA-SnowSummary70-Current.htm), years
      > > similar to 2011 are these, with the respective Tioga Road opening date:
      > >
      > > 1978 - June 3
      > > 1982 - May 28
      > > 1983 - June 30
      > > 1995 - June 30
      > > 1998 - July 1
      > > 2005 - June 24
      > > 2006 - June 17
      > > 2010 - June 5
      > >
      > > 1998 wasn't even a big snow year, but you can see that July 1 is the
      > > latest opening date since the 1930s when they didn't have the snow
      > > removal equipment they use today, and probably didn't put charcoal on
      > > the avalanche prone slopes, etc.
      > >
      > > I'd expect the road to be open by July 1
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