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Jason G
(JasonG) - F

Locale: iceberg lake
Highway 108 open for the season! on 04/26/2013 20:55:00 MDT Print View

Good news for us bay area people. Yes 120 would be more ideal but this works for me to access the eastern sierra. saves the $20 pass through fee too.





This highway information is the latest reported as of Friday, April 26, 2013 at 19:51 .

SR 108
[IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA & SIERRA NEVADA]
NO TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS ARE REPORTED FOR THIS AREA.

Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
And, it's closed again! on 04/26/2013 21:02:31 MDT Print View

Just kidding.

It's just that many forest roads in the PNW will be snow-covered until June, so I don't like you guys in CA very much.

Kronos Master of Fate
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: And, it's closed again! on 04/26/2013 21:05:19 MDT Print View

101 and I-5 are all you need Steven. They both head south.

Snow is almost gone everywhere here.

Steve B
(geokite) - F

Locale: Southern California
Summer on 04/26/2013 21:46:04 MDT Print View

Going to be a dry summer...

Steve

Paul McLaughlin
(paul) - MLife
Ebbets pass also on 04/27/2013 16:55:44 MDT Print View

Hwy 4 over Ebbetts Pass also open now

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Tioga Pass next, maybe? on 04/27/2013 18:25:43 MDT Print View

If we chant, maybe they will open Tioga Pass as well.

For our distant forum members, these are the various mountain highway passes in the Sierra Nevada Range of California. They are closed for the winter months and then eventually open in the late spring. They tend to restrict our travel from the populated side on the west to the mostly unpopulated side on the east.

--B.G.--

Joseph Lynch
(rushfan) - M

Locale: Northern California
Tioga Pass scheduled to open May 11 on 04/27/2013 21:48:44 MDT Print View

The SF Chronicle had an article about Tioga Pass a couple of weeks ago predicting the pass would open on May 11.

Joseph Lynch
(rushfan) - M

Locale: Northern California
speak of the devil on 04/28/2013 16:06:44 MDT Print View

Here's Tom Stienstra this morning talking about Sierra highway openings.

http://blog.sfgate.com/stienstra/2013/04/28/early-highway-openings-at-sierra-passes/

Jason G
(JasonG) - F

Locale: iceberg lake
OPEN! on 04/18/2014 14:37:41 MDT Print View

Well looks like its open a week earlier than last year... 120 is still closed though..

Rex Sanders
(Rex) - M

Locale: Central California Coast
Re: speak of the devil on 04/18/2014 17:49:07 MDT Print View

Stienstra's blog post is for April 28 - of last year!

-- Rex

Jason G
(JasonG) - F

Locale: iceberg lake
all from on 04/18/2014 18:40:24 MDT Print View

rex, all posts before my last were from last year. I just rebumped it cus its amazing its open even earlier than last. These roads usually open around memorial day weekend..

Rex Sanders
(Rex) - M

Locale: Central California Coast
Re: all from on 04/20/2014 11:55:29 MDT Print View

My bad, sorry.

Good news: the roads are opening early. Bad news: the roads are opening early in the third year of drought due to lack of snow.

Although some of the most popular rivers will be running pretty well this year:
http://www.sfgate.com/outdoors/article/On-Northern-California-rivers-good-forecast-for-5415555.php

And here's Tom Stienstra's sort-of update on road conditions for 2014:
http://blog.sfgate.com/stienstra/2014/04/14/yosemites-glacier-point-open-at-noon-monday/



-- Rex

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
stay home on 04/21/2014 12:00:20 MDT Print View

Closed roads keeps the crowds away.
Duane