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Tioga Pass, the busy back door to Yosemite, is finally cleared and opens to vehicles Thursday

Tioga Pass, Yosemite’s busy back door, will finally open to vehicles at 8 a.m. Thursday, a month later than usual. Bike riders and hikers can begin using the road at 8 a.m. Wednesday.

The Tioga Pass reopening comes just in time for the busiest summer weekend. It is the latest opening since 1998, when snows closed the pass until July 1.

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It's official: L.A. has some of the worst drivers on the planet. Almost as bad as Boston, study finds
Cruising around the 'Circle of Life': 'An Evening With Tim Rice' debuts on Seabourn vessels

Rock out with Broadway tunes from the shows "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Aladdin" and "The Lion King" during “An Evening with Tim Rice,” a new Seabourn production.

The concert-style presentation, with video narration by Rice, highlights some of the famed lyricist's best-known works.

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Chill out on a rail-ferry venture exploring the summer sights of western Canada

If Southern California's early summer heat has you wishing for cooler weather, try heading north for a combined weeklong rail-ferry trip of British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies.

The nine-day itinerary starts aboard the Canadian transcontinental train with an overnight journey between Vancouver and Jasper, with private cabins, meal service and access to domed observation cars.

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Travel print section on hiatus; look online for continued coverage through Aug. 13

The Travel section is being redesigned.

It will not appear in the print edition of the Sunday Los Angeles Times from July 2 through Aug. 13.

The print section will return to your newspaper on Aug. 20.

In the interim, continue to come to Travel online for fresh destination features and vacation ideas as well as your favorite columns.

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8 great campgrounds in California