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post #1 of 13 Old 05-26-2010, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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Tioga Pass...

... is not opening this weekend :cry:

http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/tioga.htm

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Probably just as well...with all the snow up there in the last few days, it would be a sphincter-tightening motorcycle ride. I'll give it 2-3 weeks of warm weather for the road to clean up and then I'm going to hit Tioga, Sonora, Ebbetts, and Monitor all in one mother of a ride

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Probably just as well...with all the snow up there in the last few days, it would be a sphincter-tightening motorcycle ride. I'll give it 2-3 weeks of warm weather for the road to clean up and then I'm going to hit Tioga, Sonora, Ebbetts, and Monitor all in one mother of a ride
I am thinking of doing the same. Although I may pass on the Tioga portion. My understanding is that its 20 bucks to go through. Too rich for my blood.

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It's only $10 for a motorcycle and it's worth every penny. The scenery is spectacular. I'd post pics of last year's ride, but alas, I am at work... the last day of school then a summer full of riding!!!

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Probably just as well...with all the snow up there in the last few days, it would be a sphincter-tightening motorcycle ride. I'll give it 2-3 weeks of warm weather for the road to clean up and then I'm going to hit Tioga, Sonora, Ebbetts, and Monitor all in one mother of a ride
Me too. Monitor opened last month for a bit, but now it's closed again. Today there are even chain controls on 80 & 50! And Squaw Valley has re-opened for Memorial Day weekend.

But yah, a couple of weeks of warm & sunny weather and the passes should finally be open. I love riding up there when there's 10 feet of snow on the ground.

Quick pic from Sonora pass on opening weekend last year (May 16)


And Ebbetts from the year before (also May 16)... DAMN I can't wait to get up there again!!

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It's only $10 for a motorcycle and it's worth every penny.
Even better get the multi-park year pass, I think it's $90, it's good for any park and you can use it in your car also. With so many great national parks to ride around here, I do it every year.

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Per Caltrans, Sonora and Ebbetts Passes are NOW OPEN!
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I made it up to Ebbetts yesterday...
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Even better get the multi-park year pass, I think it's $90, it's good for any park and you can use it in your car also. With so many great national parks to ride around here, I do it every year.
So, I started thinking. I buy the California poppy pass for my truck and boat. I went and loked but i dont see yoesemite on ther or tioga pass. even the bigger pasrk pass doesnt show it. Is the park pass for yoesemeite seperate?

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It's for all national parks in the state.

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