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High Sierra Backpacker's News
 Man and Nature

November 2017

November
of
2017

Happenings in the relationship between Man and Nature affecting our hike down life's trail through both worlds. We study both the reality created by humans and the uncreated reality reflected in, and tended by Nature. 

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Climate Crash News, October & November, 2017 sticky icon

 

 

 CHANGING WEATHER, 

&
CHANING WORLD,
NEWS

 October & November
2017

Updated Daily 

November 17

 

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What Brings This Winter of 2017-2018? Predictions and Probabilities for the Upcoming Winter sticky icon

 

 

Tahoe to Whitney
Weather
News,
Probabilities,
&
Predictions

This page is concerned with the General Trends & Overall Character of this season's transition through Fall to Winter Conditions, rather than the specific weather at any particular time. 

See the High Sierra Weather Page for Current Conditions. 

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BACKPACKER ALERT: Tracking Evolution of High Sierra Hazard Status through Fall 2017 sticky icon

 

BACKPACKER ALERT

High Sierra Status and Hazards 

Updated
November 17

Tracking the changing nature of hazards and potential hazards the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range is currently experiencing, to the best of my abilities. Beyond these observations we link to relevant sources of information for Fire, Smoke, Weather, Flood, & Lightening Hazards.

 

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HIGH SIERRA BIRD NEWS and IDENTIFICATION GUIDES sticky icon

High Sierra Plant and Animal Identification Guides

 Quick Reference 
High Sierra Bird Guides

EXCELLENT
INTERNET
IDENTIFICATION RESOURCES

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All Tree News sticky icon

All Tree News
Generally Covering the Plant World

 

 

All
High Sierra Fire and Smoke Information

 


The Brethren

Updated

 

 November 15

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This is the High Sierra
Fish &
 Water News

The Fish News has been stretching into Fish & River News, now into covering Water Issues generally.

 

November 17

Groundwater Double-Wammy

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High Sierra Nevada Backpacker and Hiker Geology Sources, Information, NEWS, and Resources sticky icon

This is the "go to" general page for geological sources, resources, and information.  For now we can use it to store information before it's sorted any further or lost to indexing.

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High Sierra Geology Introductory Texts, Links, & Resources

On the Trail Guide

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High Sierra Weather: Fall Storm Situation Report, November 17, 2017

 

 

Fall Storm Report

November 17, 2017

The increasing instability of Fall this year first brought us a couple of, "dribbles," of Fronts coming across the Sierra on September 14 (calendar). This has been followed by a series of weak fronts, seven in total so far, that have come from both the North and South.

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The Power companies Flex their Political Muscles: We Blow Up & Die, We Burn & We Die & Then We Pay

 

 

FIRE

The Power companies Flex their Political Muscles

We Burn & We Die & Then We Pay

PG&E helped stall effort to map risky power lines prone to wildfires,
The Mercury News, October 23, 2017.

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Aspens Fire Up in the High Sierra

 

 

Aspens Fire Up in the High Sierra

Alpine trees put on annual show,
Record Courier, October 5, 2017.

 

Have any interesting experiences with trees? My first observations of the slashes of Aspen Colors through the darkening evergreen forests of Fall always shocks me. 

 

Plant Planet: The Plant & Tree Forum

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Super Hot Summer of 2017: A Year of Weather Extremes

 

 

Super Hot Summer of 2017

What a year: Extreme heat, rain, record number of 100-degree days,
Recordnet, September 29, 2017.

 

Summer of 2017, Another "Hottest."

 

Track Summer of 2017 on the High Sierra Calendar

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2017 Sierra Nevada Water Year Blows Average out of the Water

 

 

2017 Sierra Nevada Water Year Blows Average out of the Water 

Article

 

Super wet Winter

 

A crazy water year ended Saturday. So did we set any records for rain and snow?
Modesto Bee, October 1, 2017.

This was the craziest snow & spring thaw year in the Sierra in my adult memory, looking like the second wettest year in recorded history?

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October 2017 INDEX of High Sierra Backpacker's News of Man and Nature

 Latest
High Sierra Backpacker's News

 Man and Nature

October 2017

October
of
2017

Happenings in the relationship between Man and Nature affecting our hike down life's trail through both worlds. We study both the reality created by humans and the uncreated reality reflected in, and tended by Nature. 

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ANOTHER DANGER to BACKPACKERS & to OUR FORESTS

 UPDATED
October 4, 2017

 

 

ORIGINAL REPORT
September 29

ANOTHER DANGER to BACKPACKERS & to THE FORESTS

Vast Industrial Operations
Illegal with Illegals

Marijuana growing in state’s national forests,
Mountain Democrat, September 29, 2017.

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FALL GEAR CHANGE UPON US

 

 

FALL GEAR CHANGE UPON US

Snow possible next week in higher elevations,
Lake Tahoe News, September 15, 2017.

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Fish Challenged Everywhere

 

 

Fish Challenged Everywhere

Climate change challenges the survival of fish across the world,
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, September 13, 2017.

 

Fish-Oceans-Water News

 

End of Fish News

Gasping for Air

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Interdependent Global Climate

 

Climate Change News

Wow
THE COMPLEX WEBS WE UNWEAVE
Incredible chain of influences

Ancient tree reveals cause of spike in Arctic temperature,
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, September 12, 2017.

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Observing the Changing Global Web of Life, September 2017

 CHANGING WEATHER, 

&
CHANING WORLD,
NEWS

 September 2017

Updated Daily 

September 22

 

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HIGH SIERRA SEASONAL ASSESSMENT 2016-2017

 HIGH SIERRA SEASONAL ASSESSMENT
2016-2017

Evolution from Winter to Spring to Summer Conditions

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