Snow Road, part 1

Two years ago I pedaled across Yosemite National Park on Tioga Road after the snow had been cleared but before the road was fully opened for motorized traffic. Lassen Volcanic National Park, farther north in California, offers a similar “open to hiking and biking, closed to vehicles” experience while the main park road is gradually being cleared of snow in the spring.

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6 response to "Snow Road, part 1"

  1. By: gregblood Posted: April 19, 2021

    I’m sure glad I don’t live in California. Here in Minnesota, the snow has been completely gone for about a week now.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: April 19, 2021

      Well, as I pedaled along with enormous piles of snow on both sides of me, I kept thinking “Gee, I must have taken a wrong turn, because this sure looks like Greg’s driveway in June or July.” 😉

  2. By: Scooter Posted: April 19, 2021

    Looks like a great outing. I’ve gone up McKenzie Pass a few times during the window when it’s plowed but still closed to cars. A wonderful experience. Awful about all the fire damage though.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: April 19, 2021

      I’ve biked the southern half of the Lassen road when open to cars. That was okay, but I prefer having the road all to myself. By the way, they still haven’t started clearing Tioga Road across Yosemite. It’s a little early for that, even for a low-snow year. Might be another car-free crossing within a month or so.

  3. By: Suzanne Posted: April 20, 2021

    Wow, it must be a wonderful experience to cycle in the National Park on car-free roads!

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