Tioga Pass set to open on May 11

The open sign should be up on May 11!

What's my favorite day of the year? Whenever Tioga Road opens. And if plowing continues as scheduled and we don't have a late snowstorm, I should be driving over the pass on May 11. Ah, Tioga Country! How I miss you in the winter.

As I am somewhat of a geek about the openings and closings of Tioga Road, I created a graph of opening dates. The road has opened earlier only nine times prior since 1933, and the on the same day in 2007.

And you might remember that I was at Tioga Pass to celebrate when the road set the all time record for remaining open on January 2, 2012. Here's the video I took, which shows some highlights of the drive from Lee Vining.