Lake Tahoe to Mount Whitney
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High Sierra Backpacking Magazine

 

 


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INCIDENTS
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Health
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News
&
FACTS

Anthropocene

 

Water Birds Bees Bears Trees

 

 

 

Then,
High Sierra
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Typical

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High Sierra
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Planning

Five Night
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Navigation

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All
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from
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our
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, Topics,
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Let's Begin today's review with View and a Quote

 

 

 

View
Leavitt Peak

Leavitt Peak from the East.
Leavitt Peak always looks nice from the East hiking NE from Leavitt Lake. Map. Leavitt Peak is the furthest distant low rounded peak on the Left.

 

 

Quote

 

 

THE
TAHOE to WHITNEY
HIGH SIERRA
BACKPACKING MAGAZINE

Quote of the Week
Al Says...

Friday, May 5th


  "Every one of us has within us the ability to quickly and effectively observe, analyze, make good decisions, communicate these, while engaging all aspects of our natural environment while walking, climbing, crawling, or running across every natural terrain existing on this planet in complex groups.

 

We do so while fully loaded, through all types of weather conditions while communicating in complex groups while chasing or being chased.

 

And having a blast doing it.

 

We are quite amazing in our original natural habitat."

 

From
"Freshness and Quality"
Contemporary Info describing Ancient Terrain

Quote

Mountain Safety News & Topics


Quote from the guide's
Tahoe to Yosemite Trail
Unmaintained Summit City Section

Introducing
The Tahoe to Yosemite Trail

 

Magazine Updated
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Current Conditions on the Sierra Crest
High Sierra Backpacker's Calendar

 

 

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Current
HIGH ELEVATION SIERRA
Backpacker News, General Terrain Status & Weather Conditions
below

FALL 2017

October


Pristine Conditons

Key things you should know

 

FALL GEAR CHANGE UPON US

 

Fall Considerations

 

 

 

Tomorrow
Exploring Beyond the Snow Barrier
X

 

 

 

But first, let's check out our
LATEST HIGH SIERRA TRAIL NEWS

 

 

This Issue Covers
The Week Beginning and Ending

Wednesday, October 4. 2017
Through the Weekend

Tahoe to Whitney High Sierra Magazine
Looking Forward by Looking Back



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---- Bringing out the Little Bit of Solo Long-Distance Backpacker Joy in Each of Us ----

High Sierra
CURRENT STATUS
May 5 , 2017

 

Buried in Snow

 

CONDITIONS, STATUS, & POTENTIAL
REPORTS

BACKPACKER ALERT
STATUS

September 11 to PRESENT

BACKPACKER ALERT
April 1, through JUNE, 2017

BACKPACKER ALERT
March 22, 2017

 

 

Read about last time Sierra Snow was deep, but:
not as deep as this year, in 2010-11

.

 

Spring
May 5, 2017

Snow Depth Reading:
HIGH SIERRA SNOW STATUS
High Sierra Backpacker's Calendar

 

High Sierra Backpacker's
Constellation, Star, & Sky Orientation

 

 

WELCOME!

 

Current Hot Topic

When?
PCT and JMT hikers are concerned with when the snow clears and enough of the Thaw passes to allow hiking through the high passes along the Sierra Crest and safe fording of the river valleys between peaks & passes.

 

Late & Later
Thess questions are asked in the context of a record-breaking snowpack. "Late and Late" are the respective answers to these questions,

 

Now
For the rest of us the question is when will the Sierra close down for Spring Snow backpacking with the advent of dangerous surging fords?

 

When will trails open for Summertime backpacking?

 

Then
Snow in protected NE aspects will likely persist through Summer to next Winter. The whole Crest could have Summer snow this year!

The final answers to all these long and short term questions will come with the disposition and character of Spring's Storms and the trajectory of its increasing temps into Summer.

 

Eyes on the Skies
We are watching with many eyes and the most sophisticated tools. Add yours.

 

Basic Truth
At the very least we are going to see a Spring Thaw of profound power, duration, and danger. There will be a massive deposition of warm, wet, deep, difficult to cross Spring snow this year.



Outer Limits
I have no problem crossing or navigating through snow obscured terrain, (aside from the profound difficulty of deep, wet, warm Spring snow...) yet the melt of this vast-pack will be linked to a considerable period of very dangerous river flows that I will not personally attempt fording. When?

We're Watching:

Wa-Wa

Prospects
Warm, wet tropical rainstorms out of the tropics could sweep the Crest this year. Tropical flows late in the Spring can bring disasterous flooding when and wherever they fall, onto one river valley, none, or all of them.

Current
BACKPACKER ALERT
STATUS

April 1, 2017

 

Our last
BACKPACKER ALERT
April 1, 2017

 

Last Alert
Backpacker's Alert of March 22
addresses our current situation.

 

We are continiously tracking
Sierra Conditons
on the

High Sierra Backpacking Calendar

and
the news on the

 

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2017





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WHO----HOW----WHEN----WHY----YOU----ME

 

PERSERVE
THE SPIRIT OF MAN
REFLECTING NATURE



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related
The Life & Times of Oroville Dam

 

September
Winter of 2018

 

March 8
OBSERVATION
Three Basic Weather Options

 

 

February 12
OBSERVATION
Oroville Dam Situation

 

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RANDOM RESOURCE LINKAGES

News of This Earth
Earth from Space.

Harness of Pain and Pleasure
My High Sierra Backpack: Meet the Harness of Pain and Pleasure.

Backpacking Trip Planning
Tahoe to Whitney backpacking trip plan.

Poison Flat Bear
Poison Flat Bear.

North Pacific Weather Map
Full North Pacific Surface Weather Map Animation.

Trail Crew mechanic at Woods Crossing
Trail Crew mechanic records status of Woods Crossing.

Scramble to Lake Catherine
Banner Peak access to Lake Catherine.



Erin Anders 2010 Crew

Erin Anders in Star Camp 2010.
Yosemite Section of TW Dedicated to Erin
RIP BRO
Climbing Culture
Climbers knotty discussion.
Sonora Pass Trailheads
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