Tioga Road Opens!!
May 2 is a pretty early date for Tioga Road to open, so you know what Sally and I did. On opening day, we took a drive and hike across the higher country to see what the snow conditions were and I thought you might like to see what we saw. (click photos to enlarge)
We got a glimpse of what the conditions were as we rounded the curve at Olmsted Point. Tenaya Lake is in our sights!
Beautiful Tenaya Lake had a smidge of ice still on it.
As we gained elevation, Tioga Lake still had ice on it. Gorgeous!
Sally and I took a walk up Saddlebag Road, still closed but plowed up to this lookout point, a little over 10,000′ elevation.
We walked another ¾ mile of so through about 2 feet of snow to check out the conditions of Saddlebag Lake. Still iced over but with some melting along the edges.
Walking back down Saddlebag Road, we had an amazing view of Mt. Dana but it will be a while before I make it to the top this year!