Blogger Loyd Schutte put out an early alert on his Yosemite Blog that Tioga Road is set to open today at noon. This is one of the earliest openings of the road in recent memory and is good news in terms of some early season fishing in the high country.
A light snow pack, early warm weather and limited damage to the road sped its clearing. The last time the Tioga Pass Road was opened close to mid May was during 2004 and 2001. Beyond that you have to go all the way back to 1990 for such and early opening date. If you’re inclined, you can take a look at the pass at the Tioga Pass Web Cam.