From the Range of Light & Fast

Backcountry Snow Report – April 13, 2014

Eastside panorama: Williamson to Split in the southern zone.  Since the last report conditions have changed significantly, due to a major spring thaw in the past week. Evening temps have been below freezing above 10,000′ and radiation has been cooling
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Backcountry Snow Report – April 7 & 8, 2014

Get it while you can - Janis Joplin Skiers and Snowboarders, The first half of April generally features the maximum snowpack of the season in the Eastern Sierra. This year coverage is thin, but surprisingly adequate if you choose your location
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Backcountry Snow Report – April 4, 2014

Hi there backcountry skiers and snowboarders! Today’s conditions report features the Bishop zone (for a change). If you are reading this then it is possible that, like us,  you have not yet hung up your skis and skins and moved on
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Rendezvous in Red Rock – March 28-29, 2014

Not to be confused with the Red Rock Rendezvous, the mass gathering of climbers and gear manufacturers which happened to be going on the same March weekend, Alex Stepanek and I went ready to get up early and beat the
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Backcountry Snow Report for March 26, 2014

Hi there Skiers and Snowboarders. This is an addendum to the state of the backcountry report we already posted. Many of you are thinking about the spring ski options and making plans based on the current snowpack and anticipated future
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On June Mountain by Backcountry Magazine

Did you catch this article in last month’s Backcountry Mag about June Mountain’s incredible backcountry and future potential? Witten by our friend and talented skier/ski writer Megan Michelson. Features quotes and photo from us. Leave a comment and we can
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Backcountry Snow Report – March 18, 2014

The Sherwins on an avalanche course – March 16, 2014 Howdy skiers and snowboarders. We are just past St. Patty’s Day, and as an Irish citizen myself (Howie O’Schwartz is the name), I thought I would share some of me
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Eastern Sierra Ice Report – March 18, 2014

Hi there ice climbers! Well as you may have noticed, Our ice report got a facelift along with our entire website. Unfortunately, we are guides and are not really competent with websites. If you are reading this you may be
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Packing for a Multi-day Ridge Traverse

So, something about a multi-day ridge traverse has captured your attention. Maybe it’s a 2-day itinerary on Lone Pine Peak, the 4 day version of the Palisade Traverse, or something bigger and further out there. In any case, you want
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AMGA Certified Guides

*Sierra Mountain Guides was the first, and is currently one of the few, guide services in the US that require guides to be AMGA certified or actively on track toward certification in the guiding disciplines they work. Elevation Outdoors The
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