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FridayA 40 percent chance of snow, mainly after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 18. Southwest wind 16 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Friday NightSnow. Low around 13. Breezy, with a southwest wind 24 to 28 mph, with gusts as high […]
Most of the time we carry way too much mtb gear. In reality, esp. during summer and fall in the Sierra, we really don’t need much more than water, repair kit, gels/bars, and maybe a very light wind layer. For longer rides you can usually get away with this tech as well, maybe more food […]
After a really good week of skiing, with 8-10″ of nice pow, we’re entering a transition phase, lots of variable out there, a result of high winds, dry pow, sun, and varying temps. We’ve got nice pow and wind buff in numerous locations, lots of different types of crusts, boilerplate, wind board, sustrugi, etc. That […]
I am constantly on the look-out for the perfect Tahoe backcountry insulation layer. Tahoe has its own peculiarities and conditions, namely the refined balance between relatively “warm” cold temps and high water content snow, so it is difficult to find a great match. For an insulation piece to become a core piece for the pack, […]
I’m ready for some change … however, we’ve had surprisingly great conditions considering we haven’t had snow in over a week, and no real snow since the end of December. That said, we’ve been finding great corn on the south and nice consolidated dry pow on the north. It has definitely become more variable day-by-day […]« Previous Entries