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.