2019 Glacier Point Road Opening May 10th


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 17 May 2019

 

HIGH SIERRA TRAIL NEWS: ROAD ACCESS

Glacier Point Update, May 17: Closed Through Sunday, May 19, 2019

Glacier Point Update, May 14: Glacier Point Road Closed for Storm of 5-15

All High Sierra Road Info

Through the Snowy High Sierra
Through the Snowy High Sierra  Driving to Sonora Pass, Hwy 108, June 2010
Driving to Sonora Pass, Hwy 108, June 2010

 

Yosemite Road News & Status of Trans-Sierra Highways

Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park to Open for the Season on Friday, May 10, 2019,
Yosemite National Park, May 8, 2019.

Main Points

Key Safety Information
"All visitors planning to hike at high elevations in Yosemite National Park should be prepared for winter hiking conditions. Hikers may encounter snow, ice, high water crossings, and other hazards. All hikers should be prepared to turn back if challenging conditions are found along a trail."

"The Four Mile Trail remains closed until further notice from Yosemite Valley to Glacier Point due to snow, ice, and other hazards along the trail."

"All visitors planning to hike at high elevations in Yosemite National Park should be prepared for winter hiking conditions. Hikers may encounter snow, ice, high water crossings, and other hazards. All hikers should be prepared to turn back if challenging conditions are found along a trail."

When
"Yosemite National Park will open the Glacier Point Road to all vehicular traffic at 9:00 am on Friday, May 10, 2019."

"...limited visitor services available at Glacier Point."

Potential Hazards
Be Careful
"...bears and other wildlife may be present on or near the roadway."

"...wet and icy conditions or debris in the roadway."

"...potential of downed trees in and around the road."

Road & Weather Phone
"For updated 24-hour road and weather conditions for Yosemite National Park, please call 209-372-0200, press 1 and press 1 again."

 

UPDATES

MAY 17

Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park to Remain Closed to All Vehicular Traffic Through Sunday, May 19, 2019,
Yosemite National Park, May 17, 2019.

"...will remain closed to all vehicular traffic, including bicycles, through Sunday, May 19, 2019. This road closure will remain in effect due to current snow and ice accumulation on the road, and incoming winter storm systems that are expected to result in additional snow accumulation above 5,000 feet."

"...will remain closed until the incoming storm systems pass and the road can be evaluated for hazards. Glacier Point Road will reopen when road conditions are safe for vehicular traffic."

 

MAY 14

Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park to Close Due to Winter Weather,
Yosemite National Park, May 14, 2019.

"Due to an incoming winter storm system, the Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park will close to all vehicular traffic beginning at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Glacier Point Road will remain closed until the storm system passes and the road can be evaluated for hazards. The road will reopen when road conditions are safe for vehicular traffic."

High Sierra Calendar, May 12-18

 

Last Year
Glacier Point Opened April 28, 2018

 

 

Yosemite National Park Info

Current Conditions

Weather Forecast

 

 

Tracking the Spring Thaw

Status & Evolution of the High Sierra Spring Thaw of 2019

 

 

Recent Yosemite News

April 20
SPRING 2019: Yosemite Extends Glacier Point Winter Access

 

April 16
Daily Lottery for Camp 4, Yosemite Valley

 

March 13
Yosemite Announces Delayed Facility Openings, & Beware Snow-Covered Trails through July

 

March 11
Death on the Mist Trail: Visitor Fatality in Yosemite National Park

 

Oct 2017
Massive Rockfall off El Capitan

 

Current High Sierra Calendar, with Snow Station Readings from Tahoe to Whitney

 

 

 

High Sierra Roads
Status of the Trans-Sierra Highways

CalTrans

As of May 8

Ebbetts Pass
Highway 4 Open to East End of Lake Alpine

Trail & Road Maps

 

Sonora Pass
Highway 108 Open to 26.4 miles East of Strawberry,
Which is the first hairpin turn .4 of a mile East of, and above Kennedy Meadows Road.

Trail & Road Maps

 

Tioga Pass
Closed from Crane Flat to 3.5 Mi West of the JCT of US 395

Yosemite NP, Tioga Road Updates

Trail & Road Maps

 

East Flank to Reds Meadow
Closed
"Hwy. 203 (continuing to the Reds Meadow Rd.) at Mammoth Mountain Inn, Lakes Basin Rd., Old Mammoth Rd. to Lakes Basin."

 

History

Caltrans Road Openings History

Yosemite National Park, Tioga Road Openings since 1980

 

 

Recently

2018 Opening Dates
Highway 108, Sonora Pass, May-3, 12:00 Noon
Highway 4, Ebbetts Pass,    May 4, 12:00 Noon
Highway 120, Tioga Road,  May 21, 9am

 

2017 Opening Dates
Sonora Pass:   6-12
Tioga Pass:      6-29
Ebbetts Pass:   6-30

 

 

High Sierra Weather Page

All High Sierra Road Information

High Sierra Zone Forecasts

 

High Sierra Calendar, May 12-18

 

 

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Through the Snowy High Sierra

Driving to Sonora Pass, Hwy 108, June 2010

 

 

May 2019 Trail News Forum

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High Sierra Highways, trans-Sierra Highways, 2019, Glacier Point Road, Ebbetts Pass, Sonora Pass, Tioga Pass, opening dates

 

Originally Published
2019-05-08 22:51:25

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