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Changing Seasons Doom Traditional Sierra Forests
Independent of the amazing drought of 2011-?, the slow and steady changes in the seasons over the Sierra Nevada have already doomed their forests to a rapid transition between species by fire.
I discuss this in context of the changing times we get changing temps and weather in the Sierra. This information is almost as important for backpackers as the forests and animals within them.
Notes on backpacking weather, changing (changed) seasons and the fate of High Sierra trees: