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LATEST
High Sierra Backpacker's
NEWS

Man and Nature 
Updated Daily

 

 June 26 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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BACKPACKER ALERT: April 1 into June, 2017. PCT High Sierra Spring Threats Still on Full Display sticky icon

 

 

BACKPACKER ALERT UPDATE

  NOTE 
The Sierra Calendar draws together an extensive array of snow, runoff, weather, and temp information.

The Original April 1 Alert Below
IS
STILL IN FULL EFFECT

 

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Latest High Sierra Backpacker's News: Man and Nature during June of 2017

 Latest High Sierra Backpacker's News

Man and Nature during June of 2017

 

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Information about Public Transportation to, across, around, and in the High Sierra

Information about Public Transportation to, across, through, around, and in the High Sierra

 

INDEX
This is the index, or center of various tidbits of information about High Sierra Transportation.

 

Quick Links to Sierra Transportation Resources

YARTS

YARTS Merced to Mammoth Schedule

 

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April and May 2017 High Sierra Backpacker's News: Man and Nature

April & May
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. 

Last
Updated

May 31, 2017

 

April & May  HIGH SIERRA TRAIL NEWS BELOW

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BACKPACKER ALERT: March 22 2017, PCT High Sierra Spring Status and Disposition factors

THIS YEAR
2017

March 22

Hey Hikers.

We face the Spring Thaw. Below I discuss where we are and what I see as the most important factors controlling how Spring will play out into Summer. I link to the resources necessary to track these factors.

The questions we address here are first, fording conditions and safety, then trails, specifically, "when will the trails open for PCT hikers and hikers geared for Summer travel?"

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BACKPACKER ALERT: February 20, 2017

 Hey Hikers,

Alex here, from Tahoe to Whitney.

Sorry about the delay contacting you. I have had a series of distracting personal events while Nature has cut loose. Nonetheless, I have been tracking the wild weather across the Backpacker News Pages on the Forum and the Backpacker's Calendar on the Trail Guide. I hope you've checked them out and found them useful and informative.

Recent Backpacker News
http://tahoetowhitney.org/content/backpacker-news-february-march-2017

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Bear News and Research

 The repository of Bear news and stories we come across.

I've written about my experiences with High Sierra Black Bear Behavior in the Trail and Camp Skills section of the Trail Guide. Remember, bears act differently in different locations, and can be quite unpredictable in most situations.

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February and March 2017: Watching the New World Weather Emerge

CHANGING WEATHER NEWS

February
and 
March of 2017

The transitions between seasons, their basic character, their timing, temp, and humidity transitions have all changed. The directions from which the seasonal winds blow have changed. These changes are reverberating through and disrupting webs of life that wrap around the whole planet.

NEXT MONTHS' CLIMATE NEWS

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February and March 2017 High Sierra Backpacker's News: Man and Nature

 High Sierra Backpacker News


February
and 
March 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 human and the uncreated reality reflected in, and tended by Nature. 

LATEST NEWS BELOW

Last Updated
March 31, 2017

 

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December 2016 and January 2017: Watching the New World Weather Emerge

CHANGING WEATHER NEWS

December 2016
and
January of 2017

Last Updated
January 31, 2017

The transitions between seasons, their basic character, their timing, temp, and humidity transitions have all changed. The directions from which the seasonal winds blow have changed. These changes are reverberating through and disrupting webs of life that wrap around the whole planet.

 

NEXT MONTHS' NEWS

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December 2016 and January 2017 High Sierra Backpacker's News: Man and Nature

High Sierra Backpacker News

December 2016
and
January of 2017

Happenings in Nature and Society affecting the Trail and our Path through Life.

Last Updated
January 31, 2017

 

NEXT MONTHS' NEWS

LAST MONTHS' NEWS



Of Seasonal Interest to Backpackers 

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FORDING: Thoughts and Guidelines

FORDING
Thoughts and Guidelines

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Purple and White High Sierra Wildflower: Williamson's Clarkia

Purple and White High Sierra Wildflower:
Williamson's Clarkia 
Williamson's Clarkia, a Purple and White High Sierra Wildflower.

June 30, 2013

5400 feet.

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HIGH SIERRA FLOWER IDENTIFICATION

HIGH SIERRA FLOWER IDENTIFICATION

Quick Picture References.

My favorite, by far, is BIRDMOM,

Who's High Sierra Wildflower identification guide kicks my efforts off the cliff!

Birdmom Flower Index 

Note the colored flowers across the top of the Index and each page.
Click the color of the flower you want to identify, or check the list of flower names in the index.

Birdmom Red Flowers

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SPIDERS & Other Mountain INSECT NEWS

The World of Insects and the Spiders that Eat Them

We've got worlds of wonder in the High Sierra looking in any direction. The ground and sky are full of vibrant insect communities. Some, like the mosquitoes, are winged devils. Others are winged delights. On the ground we find spiders trying to catch and eat them all.

This forum started out as the Spider Forum, but has been expanded to include the various insects we encounter that are not Bees, Butterflies, and Mosquitoes, which have their own dedicated pages.

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October and November 2016 High Sierra Backpacker's News: Man and Nature

High Sierra Backpacker News

October 
and
November of 2016

Happenings in Nature and Society affecting the Trail.

Last Updated
December 2

NEXT MONTHS' NEWS

LAST MONTHS' NEWS

 

Tioga Road closed for a week between 11-1 and 11-8

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October and November 2016: Watching the New World Weather Emerge

CHANGING WEATHER NEWS

October
and
November
of
2016

The transitions between seasons, their basic character, their timing, temp, and humidity transitions have all changed. The directions from which the seasonal winds blow have changed. These changes are reverberating through and disrupting webs of life that wrap around the whole planet.

NEXT MONTHS' CLIMATE NEWS

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HIGH SIERRA BIRD NEWS and IDENTIFICATION GUIDES

High Sierra Plant and Animal Identification Guides

 

 

Quick Reference 
High Sierra Bird Guides

 

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High Sierra Backpacking Stories List

 I have a long trail of some pretty weird and unique experiences over the course of a life probing Nature. Given enough time, you will find yourself in similar circumstances.

My hope is that you are observing carefully, and not be distracted, when things happen.

 

I'm Not a Cow

High Sierra Cow Anxiety in the Clarks Fork

 

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