Tioga Pass closing for Storm

Another year has gone by and I’ve spent far too little time in the high country and on the East Side, so it’s sad to hear these announcements and think that this may be it for the year.  I’ve become enough of a Califonrian, it seems, that the first colder rains of the season make me think of winter.  The snow level is supposed to be above 8000 ft, but it’s started to rain here in the Valley already.  On the other hand, I can’t wait for ski season this year!

Yosemite News Release
October 30, 2008
For Immediate Release

Tioga Road to close in Yosemite National Park

With the arrival of the first winter storm of the season, the Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park will close this evening at 7:00 p.m. The storm is bringing rain to the Sierra Nevada region with significant snowfall expected at higher elevations.

Once the storm has passed, an assessment will be made on the reopening of the Tioga Road.