[CMCEmail] Tioga Road Update

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Wed Jun 28 10:06:29 EDT 2017

rner&utm_medium=email> Tioga Road to open to vehicles Thursday; officials
urge caution 

Posted: 27 Jun 2017 07:26 PM PDT


Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park Open to All Vehicular Traffic Thursday,
June 29, 2017

Tioga Road will open for Bicycle and Pedestrian Use on Wednesday, June 28,


The Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park (Highway 120 through the park) will
open for the season to all vehicular traffic beginning at 8:00 am on
Thursday, June 29, 2017. There will be limited visitor services available
from the Tioga Pass Entrance Station to Crane Flat. Tioga Road will open for
bicycle and pedestrian users at 8:00 am Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

All visitors on the road are encouraged to use caution as there may be dirt,
debris, and water flowing over sections of the road. Visitors are encouraged
to keep an eye out for maintenance vehicles working on the roadway.

There will be minimal services available along the Tioga Road for several
weeks. There will be no drinking water. Visitors should use the vault and
portable toilets located along the roadway to help protect water quality in
the Tuolumne River watershed. Food service and lodging are not available
along the Tioga Road.

There is no mobile phone service at this time and 911 emergency calls will
not be operational. There are no gasoline services available along Tioga
Road. Visitors can purchase gasoline in Lee Vining and at Crane Flat.

For maps and visitor information, visit the Tuolumne Meadows Wilderness
Center, open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, the Big Oak Flat Information Station,
the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center, and the Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor
Center in Lee Vining.

Tamarack Flat Campground is the only campground that is currently open along
Tioga Road. This campground is first-come, first served and fills early in
the day.

Anyone planning to hike or backpack near Tuolumne Meadows and in all high
elevation areas of Yosemite should be prepared for winter hiking and camping

Trails are still impacted by snow and ice. River crossings are high and
swift moving. There are several high water areas currently impacting the
Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) and the John Muir Trail (JMT) in Yosemite National
Park. Trail conditions may vary at any time.

When driving in the park, motorists are urged to drive slowly as bears and
other animals are active and may be present on the roadway. For updated
24-hour road and weather conditions for Yosemite National Park, please call
<tel:(209)%20372-0200> 209-372-0200 and press 1.

- National Park Service press release




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