Tag Archives: Sierra Nevada

Eastern Sierra Backcountry Snow Report – February 25, 2015

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Hi bc skiers and snowboarders, The pictures tell most of the story. Best worst winter ever! People are asking us about where to find the goods. It is a bit tricky at the moment but if you succeed then you
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Eastern Sierra Ice Report – February 25, 2015

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Hi there ice climbers, We are finally having a return to winter! The high temperatures have dropped around 25 degrees F over the weekend and have remained cool at night since. We even have received some much needed snow. That means
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Diversify!

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We are not parents, we’re mountain guides. Well, some of us are parents, but that’s not the point. Point is, we’re not your parents. Because we’re not parents, we can choose favorites. It’s true; we have our favorite guests. Our
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Eastern Sierra Backcountry Snow Report – February 13th, 2015

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Backcountry skiers and snowboarders, Happy Friday the 13th! Well, in case you haven’t been paying attention, the Groundhog Day spell has been broken. Today is tomorrow! We had an atmospheric river weather event that put up to around a foot
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Eastern Sierra Ice Report – February 2nd, 2015

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Hi Ice Climbers, Happy Groundhogs Day. 6 more weeks of winter, according to the little marmot. Hope you are enjoying the warm temps. The ice is hanging in there since last report. There are limited climbs for this time of
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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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Alpine Conditions Report – May 13, 2014

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Hi there mountain people! It is that time again when we start getting calls and questions asking us about mountain conditions for alpine climbing and general mountain access. We have been running this report for the last 7 or 8
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Sublimation: A Journey to the Black Divide with Glen Plake

Posted on by Howie Schwartz / Posted in From the Range of Light & Fast, Trip Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Prologue It has been 3 seasons of drought for the Sierra. This makes a skier harken back to wetter and better times. Exactly 3 years ago, Easter week 2011, Glen Plake and I went on a multiday ski tour together
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