Tioga Pass: Memorial Day weekend updateMay 25th, 2017 by Elin, Communications Coordinator
Tioga Pass will not be open for this holiday weekend, and there is still no estimated opening date. But plowing crews have rounded the corner near Ellery Lake, making good progress toward the Yosemite National Park entrance gate.
Warm weather is aiding the crews as they work, but avalanches remain a hazard. As work progresses, pedestrians, bicyclists, skiers, etc. are advised to stay out of these areas (the photos in this post were taken on a Sunday, when crews do not work).
For news of plowing progress from the other direction (west-to-east), Yosemite National Park’s Facebook page reports that “road crews have reached the west end of the Olmsted Point avalanche zone, which is just west of Tenaya Lake. Avalanche conditions are currently unsafe, but may improve in the next few days. Safety is the top priority, so crews will wait until conditions are safe before plowing through the avalanche chute. Meanwhile, crews are widening the plowed lanes and performing road repairs elsewhere on Tioga Road.”