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Some excellent reading over at The California Weather Blog, Weather West as we dry out from the last couple weeks of unusual rain and thunderstorms that have hit the Sierra.
The primary reason for all of this active weather throughout the West in recent days is the seasonal reversal of large-scale wind patterns associated with the […]
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, […]« Previous Entries