Re: Tioga Road closed or closing - possibility of closing TM?
- I doubt TM would close. There are a lot of big exposed granite areas between the fire and TM, which gives very defensible positions.
The winds would pretty much have to be blowing due east or southeast to cause smoke problems. Could possibly happen, but you should be able to check the NWS weather forecasts to figure that one out.
I was going to mail a resupply package to TM today, but I'm going to call the TM post office first to see which direction their mail comes from. If it comes from the Valley, may have to re-think plan. If it comes from the east, should be no disruption.
--- In email@example.com, "Erica" <xericamunsonx@...> wrote:
> Curious if anyway has any thoughts on wether TM might be in danger of closing in the near future? Looking at the fire perimeter - it still appears the fire is a distance away, but I'm not familiar with how cautious they usually get with evacuations. And with someone mentioning that the winds may be forecasted to shift directions - that could make the smoke way more of an issue I'm thinking.
> We're scheduled to leave on Friday from HI and get to TM on Sunday morning. I'm just trying decide if there is a realistic chance that either the smoke forces us off the trail, or that they close routes to TM?
- Marion, thanks so much, I'm using your solid info. Regards, carol
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On Aug 27, 2013, at 10:33 PM, marian21cohen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
The people in the Whitney Portal shop very kindly called the shuttle service for us. We were lucky that it was available, and the bus arrived soon after we finished our meal. We shared the $65 cost with other hikers who also wanted to get to Lone Pine.
We stayed at the Dow Villa Motel, where we had made a reservation in advance. Very friendly and helpful staff, very clean and comfortable room.
Fantastic breakfast the next morning at the bustling Alabama Hills Cafe (next to the laundromat, on the side street across from the Dow Villa Motel). Everything made from scratch using lots of local produce. We each had the 'Ironman Scramble' (beautifully cooked scrambled eggs mixed with local seasonal veg and mushrooms and topped with a light hollandaise sauce!) along with tasty home fries and a biscuit. Absolutely delicious. Having seen the enticing, enormous slices of homemade pie that some customers had for breakfast, we also bought a whole triple berry pie for the journey home. Superior quality. This was just last Thursday, and I'm already yearning to return to that cafe!
Marian (& Steve)
--- In email@example.com, Carol Wall <seawall6@...> wrote:
> We're leaving Friday for 2 nd half of JMT SOBo from VVR. I've learned a lot and appreciate this group. I can't find the info. I swear I saved about getting from Whitney Portal to Lone Pine and where to stay in Lone Pine. Thanks,
> Sent from my iPad
- Just spoke with the USPS in the Valley - they said they are working with the Park Service on a way to get mail up to Tuolumne, told me to go ahead and ship my stuff up there ... and hope for the best?
If I get it out by tomorrow at the latest, I hope it will get there by the Monday after next, guess I will find out soon enough!
Still holding out hope that the Crane Flat to Yosemite Creek closure only lasts a few days. That seems naive, unfortunately.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, John Ladd <johnladd@...> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 9:42 PM, kerry.devilbiss
> > Will have to ship a resupply to TM
> Better check that the mail is getting through - it usually travels to the
> Valley first, then to TM. USPS will have to re-route it and hopefully will
> do so
> John Curran Ladd
> 1616 Castro Street
> San Francisco, CA 94114-3707