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 Post subject: When there's lots and lots of snow on the ground
PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:44 pm 
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What happens to thru travelers on long hikes like the Pacific Crest and John Muir trails when there is such a massive amount of snow on the ground? Can they even navigate if they wanted to pursue their trip? Is all that cached food buried?

When will Tioga Road emerge?

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 Post subject: Re: When there's lots and lots of snow on the ground
PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:22 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: When there's lots and lots of snow on the ground
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^^^

When will Tioga Road emerge?

The most recent opening of the Tioga Road in a heavy snow season was June 18 2011 when the April 1st snowpack was 178% of normal. Clearing the Tioga Road normally begins about April 15 and usually takes 1 to 2 months.

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 Post subject: Re: When there's lots and lots of snow on the ground
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^ And as of 4/4/17 we are 215% of normal to date.

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 Post subject: Re: When there's lots and lots of snow on the ground
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There has to be a lot of damage under the snow too? We had high wind events during the storms.

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 Post subject: Re: When there's lots and lots of snow on the ground
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Working on Tioga Pass today...
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