Sunrise light on a grove of tufa towers emerging from the water of Mono Lake with soft green and dusty-red wild grasses in the foreground, Canada geese in the shallow water with reflections of the rocky towers, and desert hills in the distance.

Tioga Pass watch update: They’ve plowed to Porcupine Flat

According to the official Yosemite National Park website (and their Facebook page), the road crews that started plowing the Tioga Road on the west side of the park on Wednesday, April 16th made it to Porcupine Flat. Porcupine Flat is approximately halfway between Crane Flat and Tioga Pass. Additionally, on the eastside, Tioga Road is open to the high gate. There is still no project opening date, but we’ll keep you posted here on the Mono-logue!

A screen capture of the most recent Yosemite National Park post on Facebook.


  1. Please notify me whenever tioga pass is open. thanks

  2. Elin, Communications Coordinator
    Elin, Communications Coordinator

    Hi Bob. Keep checking here on the Mono-logue for updates about Tioga Pass—we will absolutely post when it opens.

  3. Yes, please keep coming with the T-pass updates. Sooner it’s open the sooner I can get over there to see ya and say “Hello Mono Lake”!!

  4. They have plowed all the way to the Pass on the 22nd and of course Cal Trans is done on the east side. No opening date yet but the winter rangers are leaving tomorrow and hope to be back next year, if they will get paid. This year they received nothing except for the days they snow surveyed. Lets get a campaign to get them paid next winter.