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Eastern Sierra Backcountry Snow Report – January 28, 2015

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Not feeling too inspired to update the last report, but I figured we all could use another shot of Groundhog Day humor. Maybe we are all becoming better people for living the same dry and stormless winter weather day after
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Eastern Sierra Ice Report – January 21, 2015

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Hey Ice Climbers, Hope you get to enjoy the ice before it is gone. We usually don’t say that until mid-March, but this year all bets are off. We all know that ice does not fare well in a warming
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Eastern Sierra Ice Report – January 12, 2015

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Howdy Ice Climbers!  It’s been an exciting week here on the Eastside. June-uary is in full effect with mega warm temps and amazing rock climbing weather. Unfortunately, this is not good news for ice. After an awesome cold snap, warm
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Eastern Sierra Backcountry Snow Report – January 12, 2015

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Hi there backcountry skiers and snowboarders. I hope you have been getting out in the backcountry lately. But not in the Eastern Sierra. Here, cold temps and north winds turned to warm temps and sun, which turned to warm temps
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Eastern Sierra Backcountry Snow Report – December 31, 2014

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Howdy backcountry skiers and snowboarders! May auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind. Goodbye 2014. We hardly knew ye. And frankly – other than a bare handful of backcountry days that were “the. best. ever.” – I’d be happy
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Eastern Sierra Ice Report – December 29, 2014

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Ice Climbers! Brrrrrrrr, it’s cold. Just what we need for building ice! With these temps expect the ice to be growing and attaching well to the cliffs of Lee Vining Canyon and June Lake.   Horsetail Falls and Tatums in
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Eastern Sierra Backcountry Snow Report

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December 17th, 2014 Howdy backcountry skiers and snowboarders, The backcountry season has begun! Rarely have we seen such consistently inconsistent weather forecasting here as we have this month. The snow amounts have been way off almost every time, some in
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Eastern Sierra Backcountry Snow Report – December 13, 2014

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Mount Tom near Bishop, CA at 8:30am on December 13, 2014   Hi bc skiers and snowboarders, This is a quick post-storm morning update. Classically, this storm was overhyped by forecast models and discussions, at least for this part of
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Eastern Sierra Backcountry Snow Report – December 8, 2014

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Bishop Skyline 12/7/14   Howdy Backcountry Skiers and Snowboarders! Hope you are all well this holiday season and looking forward to more snow. We are all due for it here in CA. Nature owes us big time. That said, the last
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Eastern Sierra Ice Report – November 22, 2014

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Howdy ice climbers! It’s been a while, how have you been? It’s fall and we have emerged from a bit of a cold spell. It is no surprise that we receiving inquiries on ice conditions. We are excited about it too,
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Backcountry Snow Report – May 6, 2014

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Skiers and Snowboarders… …that is, if there are any of you left out there. After a lot of wrangling, I was able to find one interested and available ski partner for a 3-day tour who wasn’t busy shaving their legs
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Backcountry Snow Report – April 13, 2014

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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 4, 2014

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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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