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Yosemite's high country is accessible sooner than usual due to our weak snow fall winter. Tioga Pass Road Highway 120 opened the first weekend in May, when usually it does not open until the end of May. The California Transportation Department does not snow plow the road.

In this view from a Tioga Pass Road vista point, the majestic Yosemite mountains regal, and Tenaya Lake is still frozen even in early June, 2010 due to a heavy snow season.

To escape the Yosemite Valley crowds, try the Tioga Pass Road. There is only camping and a rustic lodge at Tuolumne Meadows. At the east end just outside the National Park boundary is the tiny town of Lee Vining which has hotels and restaurants, and a good spot to visit the nearby Mono Lake.

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