Welcome to the High Sierra Backpacker's Magazine, including forums for local and long-distance hikers sharing info about hiking the Sierra between Tahoe and Whitney.

This Magazine covers everything Sierra. Its
Forums cover TYT, PCT, & JMT and alt-route hiker input from the Guide. The Tahoe to Whitney Trail Guide explores the trails  & the necessary skills, fitness, and gear required to hike from Tahoe to Whitney. This evolving Magazine covers Current Conditions, News, the Arts, Sciences, Physicality, Spirituality, Gear, Environment, History, and Cultures of hiking Tahoe to Whitney. 

Purposes: Expand Knowledge, Explore Potential

for Beginners: To get you off the couch, gear you up, get you into Sierra Shape, and onto the High Sierra Trails. Find info. Ask questions, get feedback, generate self-understanding and terrain awareness. Find killer short routes up and down the High Sierra Crest.

for Backpackers: Get you in deeper, longer, and higher. Train for the long trails. Find your next-steps trips. Hit the Long Trails. Hike the TYT and JMT. Find and explore side trails, alternative, and cross-country routes until you hike your skills into Winter compentency. Explore your potential.

for Experts: The information to come from anywhere in the US or world and backpack from Tahoe to Whitney. The Sierra Nevada is the ultimate wonderland for expert backpackers in top shape. But don't get cocky! The Sierra is bigger, stronger, and has been, and will be here much longer than any of us.  


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Tree News 2018, Tree Mortality Continues: The Drought "Gone but not Over?"

 

Tree News
2018
Tree Mortality Continues

The Drought "Gone but not Over?"

One million more dead trees in Calaveras,
Recordnet, January 3, 2018.

 

Tree Mortality

Resources

 

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Climate Change News, 2018, Ocean Effects of Warming Times: Ocean Oxygen Disappearing

 

Climate Change News
Ocean Effect
Warming Times

Ocean Oxygen Disappearing

The ocean is losing its breath -- here's the global scope,
University of California - San Diego, January 4, 2018.

 

The Corporate Growth Machine of Death

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Anthropocene, Climate Change News, 2018: Warming Times, Coral on the Way Out

 

 

Climate Change News
The Anthropocene
Warming Times

Coral on the Way Out

The window for saving the world's coral reefs is rapidly closing,
ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies, January 4, 2018.

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Third World USA: The Third World Country that Corporate Cheating, Corruption, and Corporate Greed Built

 

 

Water News
Third World USA

The Third World Country that Corporate Cheating, Corruption, and Corporate Greed Built

Call to action: Valley’s contaminated water is like ‘third world country,’
Fresno Bee, December 21, 2017.

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Stratospheric Atmospheric Ozone Healing: CFC Ban Working

 

 

Some Good News!

Stratospheric Atmospheric Ozone Healing

CFC Ban Working

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Eco Crash News: Arctic Warming affects Brit & Euro Weather

 

 

Eco Crash News
Arctic Warming affects Brit & Euro Weather

High Latitude Global Weather Changed Everywhere

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Skeeter News: Skeeters Defy Technology, show Their Genetic Tech Superior to Human Technology

 

Skeeter News
Skeeters Defy Technology

Natural Genetic Tech Superior to Human Technology

Genetic changes help mosquitoes survive pesticide attacks,
University of California - Riverside, January 2, 2018.

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Ticks in Balance: Break the Balance and Suffer more Ticks

 

Ticks in Balance
Break the Balance and Suffer more Ticks

Morris Animal Foundation-funded study shows importance of wildlife in controlling ticks,
Morris Animal Foundation, January 3, 2018.

 

Killing our planet's Natural Balances are bad for everything, and humans too, eventually.

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Tracking Eco-Destruction, 2018: Developing An Annual Temperature Profile

 

Tracking Eco-Destruction
2018
Developing An Annual Temperature Profile

Tracking Destruction

Researchers use 'global thermometer' to track temperature extremes, droughts,
Oregon State University, January 3, 2018.

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Climate Change News: Arctic Out of Balance, Arctic Ocean Rapidly Changing

 

 

Ice News
Arctic Out of Balance

Arctic Rapidly Changing

Scientists find surprising evidence of rapid changes in the Arctic,
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, January 3, 2018.

 

Last Arctic News

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Delta Water News: Trump is the Devil? Just One within a Corrupted Polity & Nation

 

 

Water News
Trump is the Devil?

Just one within a fully corrupted polity & nation

As fish disappear, Trump administration seeks to pump more California water south
,
Sac Bee, January 2, 2018.

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Astro Physics News, 2018: Alien Megastructure Fail: Weird Star Wearing Debris Shroud, not an Alien Culture

 

 

Astro Physics News, 2018

Alien Megastructure Fail

Weird Star Wearing Debris Shroud, not an Alien Culture

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Central-Northeast-Southeast US SUPERCHILL: Now a Supercharged Northeaster

 

 

Crashing Weather Patterns
Central-Northeast-Southeast US SUPERCHILL

Now a Supercharged Northeaster

Storm Formation off Coasts of Flordia, Georgia & Carolinas

'Bombogenesis' takes aim at U.S. Northeast as South hit by snow,
Reuters, January 3, 2018.

 

Then the Storm Moves up to Atlantic New England:

 

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High Sierra Mountain Safety. Hazards & Alerts: Winter of 2018

 

 

Hazards & Alerts: High Sierra Winter of 2018

 Also See
General
Observation & Analysis

THE WINTER of 2018
 

Previous Report
Fall 2017 Hazards & Alerts

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January 2, 2018, High Sierra Weather Situation Observation

 

 This Jan 2 report is part of our observations of the WINTER of 2018

 

2018
January 2

High Sierra Weather Situation & Observation

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January 2018 Snow Report: Carson Range

 

 

Snow Report

Carson Range
Eastern Mountains of the Tahoe Basin

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Lake Tahoe Basin Transportation: TART Extended Winter Ski Resort Services

 

 

Tahoe Transportation

Extended Winter Ski Resort Services

TART extends winter hours, services,
Sierra Sun, December 31, 2017.

 

 

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Climate Change News: Warming bringing much more "Aridification" than Anticipated?

 

 

Climate Crash News
"Aridification" Baked-In

Vast Changes Underway

Study predicts a significantly drier world at 2ºC,
University of East Anglia, January 1, 2018.

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Bird News: Nature vs. Nurture, Bird Culture On the Wing

 

 

Bird News
Nature vs. Nurture

Bird Culture On the Wing

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