Tioga Road, the east-west roadway in
The road, a.k.a. California Highway 120, was scheduled to open at 8 a.m., according to a park announcement.
But that doesn't mean driving the route from Yosemite's west and south entrances to Tuolumne Meadows and the park's backcountry will be a snap. Road work between Crane Flat and White Wolf campgrounds in the western part of the park are expected to delay drivers.
Last year Tioga Road opened May 2, the earliest date since 1980. The average opening date is May 27.
Though Tioga Road will be open, all campgrounds as well as the gas station, store and restaurant remain closed.
And just a reminder: Yosemite's fees increased to $30 per vehicle in summer and fall.