All Passes Now Open, May 11

Sonora Pass was opened this morning, May 11
Times Staff Report
Staff Writer

As the snow melts, several roads, including Tioga Pass Road, Sonora Pass, Rock Creek Road and Monitor Pass, have re-opened, according to authorities.

Other planned road openings, like Reds Meadow Road scheduled to open this weekend, have been postponed until later this month, to May 22, weather permitting.

The White Mountain road to the Bristlecone Ancient Forest is closed by three-foot snow drifts at Sierra View gate, according to the Inyo National Forest. The gate is not closed, there is just a pile of snow blocking the way that you can’t get over, around, or through. Warm weather might have it passable by next weekend, but the weather forecast is calling for more snow/rain as well. —WG