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Yosemite National Park, Tioga Rd, and Lassen Park Highway Update
San Francisco Chronicle, May 4, 2015, B2, Tom Stienstra
For those who love the high Sierra, winter's low snowpack translates into a spectacular bonus: an extra month of access and spring-like conditions this May.
The latest is that in Yosemite, Tioga Rd and Lassen Park Highway opened this past w'end. Tioga Rd. connects Highway 120 from Crane Flat up pat Tenaya Lake, Tuolumne Meadows, Lyell Fork and Lembert Dome en route to Tioga Pass. But, all commercial services are still closed.
To the north, the 30-mile Lassen Park Highway/CA 89, which connects the park from north to south, was opened Sunday past the flank of Lassen Peak.
The trail to Bumpass Hell is closed.
All trans-Sierra routes are now clear and opened.
For those who love the high country, this is a special opportunity for early May. (end)
Ed's note: typed, not cut and pasted so it's not the full article. Left out parts about the open and closing in April of Highway 4. Of course, caveat emptor, another check through the CHP couldn't hurt.