Skip to comments.Heavy Snows Likely To Delay Yosemite Road Opening
Posted on 05/07/2011 3:25:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) Heavy snow on Half Dome has also prevented crews from placing cables on the mountain. The cables are used by hikers to help them climb to the summit. Park officials say its unlikely the cables will be in place by Memorial Day.
Yep. Temps in my area have been consistently 5 to 7 degrees below normal. Guess that issue’s been taken care of & we can stop spending money on it!
Usually, by this time of year, I’m out picking free-range asparagus.
Checked my fave spot yesterday and it is barely peeking through.
But it is supposed to freeze hard tonight.
No use even trying for at least another week, if it stops freezing, that is.
We were in YOSEMITE on Memorial Day weekend, 2006. What a fabulous place...
Memorial Day weekend is the traditional opening for state route 120 into Yosemite from the eastern side of the Sierra. I know it is going to be much later this year.
If this glo-bull warming continues, we’re all going to freeze to death.
Easy for you to say living on the banks of the next active west coast volcano...
Tioga Pass Opening Dates since 1980:
It is pretty rare for it to open by Memorial Day. That is the usual day for them to try for, but it only happens about 20% of the time if that.
I was just up in the Valley to see the great waterfalls this year. I am hoping to go back again next weekend. Rumor around here is that Yosemite Valley will start flooding in within the next week or so depending on the temps.
No! No! No! It’s not Global Warming any more. It’s Climate change.
As the Rev. Gore says, it’s just a small change in the church doctrine.
Only about 180 degrees.
Correction after reading Plutarch link. It looks like a 50/50 rate. I guess that I have just paid more attention during the years that it was delayed.
In fact the Sierras have 160% above normal snowfall this year. That has finally shut the mouths of the perpetual drought dooms day fanatics.
I know, I live near there. One year it didn’t open until early July. Here is a link to the snow plowing of Tioga Pass:
Well over 200% in the southern Sierra.
What's interesting is that Rev. Gore has milked well over $100 million from idiots who follow his goofy doctrine. Go Al......
Wife and I visited last summer. Beautful scenery, but I wouldn’t object at all to them blasting a tunnel through the mountains to avoid going over the mountains to get into the valley.
So which big city do you live in?
I live out in the country next to a farm. I hate driving mountain roads, and I’ve driven a lot of them in the last ten years. In 2010, the wife and I visited 14 national parks and a number of national monuments...all out west. I had no idea the amount of time it would take us to get over Tioga Pass and into the valley. Getting out the west side was also a nightmare with frequent stops for road repair.
I live just outside the park. I’m not a fan of those that want to destroy the beauty of Yosemite for convience sake.
I hike the Nevada Vernal mist trail every summer. A few years back I had stopped for a breather on the trail while enjoying the view of the Falls. As a 12 yo boy walked past me, he tossed a water bottle down into the canyon below us. I almost tossed him into the canyon to go get it. I asked him if he consider the river his trashcan. The boy’s father heard me asking his son, and was thankfully upset at his son for his action.
We get people that move up into the mountains and want to get rid of the wildlife, cut down all the trees, cement large areas, and put up huge mercury vapor lights. They need to go back to the big city where they belong. I heard a local suggest that they should continue Freeway 41 all the way into the Valley. No thank you. That would destroy it.
Hmmm... Must be all of those curlicue lights we’ve been installing all over the State.
How about a tunnel under the mountains? By the way, they already have blasted roads through a number of Nat. Parks to get from here to there. Zion for example. Nobody’s complained about the beauty of Zion being destroyed because there’s tunnels through the mountains.
There are tunnels on the 120 East bound from Groveland and the North bound from Oakhurst on 41. The Mariposa 140 and the Tioga Road portion of 120 do not have tunnels.
There was talk about 20 years ago for a train running from an area between Mariposa and Oakhurst into the Valley.
So my answer is Nope, no more tunnels. For the record there is periodic talk about running a tunnel under the Sierras from about the Fresno area to the East, but not sure where it would come out on the other side. That is also not going to happen, unless they plan to deal with water, lava and earthquakes.
It’s highly unlikely they’d build a tunnel through the mountains the way I’d like it. But I knew that before I started on this thread. My remarks were more in the facetious vein. Ditto for Glacial National Park and Going to the Sun Road. We’ll never go there again either. Both parks are great for campers and trekkers, but as far as getting around, they’re nightmares.