Tioga Pass

Tuolumne Madsows along Tioga Pass, a scenic drive.
Tioga Pass is one of the best scenic drives you can take. The Fine Art Place has many photographs and paintings of the pass. This one is titled Caught in the Headlights and was taken at Tuolumne Meadows. Purchased art does not have watermarks.

Tioga Pass – one of the best scenic drives in the world. A new picture added to the Fine Art Place gallery.

A new unique image has been added to the gallery for viewing or for purchase. Remember,



A new unique image has been added to the gallery for viewing or for purchase. Remember, watermarks are not on purchased art. It is available in various sizes as a print, framed and matted print, canvas, metal, acrylic, wood, as well as a number of other items. Click the picture or the link in the caption.

Tioga Pass is probably one of the best scenic drives in the world. It sort of runs along the tops of the mountains above the Yosemite Valley. When you are on Tioga Pass, you are atop the Yosemite Valley area and among all the water and snow melt that feeds some of those beautiful waterfalls you see when you visit Yosemite.

Lakes, meadows, rivers, mountains, snow and more

It is a photographer’s and a painter’s paradise. There is so many different topographies there to photograph or paint, it is exhausting. Depending upon the time of year you visit, you can see all of the above. Grassy meadows filled with new streams and ponds created by the freshly melted snow and distant mountain peaks covered with deep snow. It truly is beautiful.

But don’t head there right now

As I write this blog entry in February, the pass is probably closed. It runs through the Sierra Nevada mountains of California at about the 10,000 foot level. During the winter snow season, it receives so much snow the plows cannot keep up with it. In fact, so much snow can fall there it presents the danger of avalanches. So, the road is closed. At the end of the winter snow season, the pass is evaluated for avalanche danger and plowed. The entire road is not opened until the process is completed. It is usually plowed and opened by June. Earlier if there was a shallow snow pack, and perhaps not until July if the snow fall was heavy.

Time your trip

If you can time your trip close to the time the road is officially plowed and opened, it is a paradise to behold. Snow can still line the sides of the road and the water runoff from the melting snow is everywhere. And as mentioned before, distant mountains can still have a substantial snow cap on them making your photographs or paintings glorious.

To view or buy art, click View / Buy Art on the menu which will take you to the main gallery. Also, you can click the image or the link in the caption which will reveal info about this image. All photos and paintings on The Fine Art Place are original and unique. For info about the unique art, read the first blog article Why Original Art. For info about how to save money when purchasing art, click the menu item Ways to Purchase. And for info about the art and the artist, click the menu item About the Art and Artist. Watermarks are not on purchased art.

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