As I rode along the 180, kept seeing signs posting the altitude. By 4,000ft I was beginning to see snow. Oh. And it was raining. The temperature that had been 14degC was now around 7degC
The snow plough parked by the side of the road was an indicator. More so when I spotted the driver. So this was ready to go. Snow was a real issue. And I was above 6,000ft, which meant the temperature was down to zeroDegC.
Arrived at Kings Canyon park gate-house to be told that I could not go on. Hwy198 was closed. And a big sign identified that you had to have chains on your tires to go further.