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Fall Backpacking Conditions and Gear.


Fall Backpacking conditions and gear. Much the same as Fall, but getting colder rather than warmer.

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Emigrant Wilderness Backpacking: Crabtree to Gem Lake, Deer Lake, and More sticky icon

Backpacking Emigrant Wilderness

A fantastic  4 day Backpacking Trip into the Emigrant Wilderness from trailhead East of Pinecrest Lake near Highway 108.

Status Update

MAY 2019
Carson Iceberg & Emigrant Forest Roads Closed in Aftermath of the Donnell Fire

 

Peter describes food resources there and back, roads, fishing, trail culture and terrain descriptions that make this a fantastic description of a fantastic backpacking trip.

Trail into Emigrant Wilderness from Crabtree Trailhead.
 Backpacking Trail into Emigrant Wilderness through Crabtree Trailhead

Thanks to Peter and Jason for sharing this!

Maps
Emigrant Wilderness NF PDF

All Tahoe to Whitney MAPS
INDEX
Emigrant Wilderness Backpacking Maps
PCT & TYT

 

Trailhead 
Emigrant Wilderness Trailheads NF PDF

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December 2017 High Sierra News

Latest 
High Sierra Backpacker's News
 Man and Nature

 

 

LAST MONTHS' NEWS

NEXT MONTH'S NEWS


December 31, 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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. 

The vast majority of our reporting on Nature comes from the American Association of Scientists summarizations of each day's bounty of the peer-reviewed research published by academic institutions and journals all around our whole world.

My focus is on everything, every living thing and natural process that we will encounter hiking from Lake Tahoe to Mount Whitney, and out the Portal. The birds, the bees, the water, the trees, and the stars at night. Among a plethora of backpacker-related safety, weather, science, culture, and news topics.

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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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November 2017 High Sierra News

  Latest

High Sierra Backpacker's News
 Man and Nature

 

NEXT MONTHS' NEWS

LAST MONTHS' NEWS

 

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. 

The vast majority of our reporting on Nature comes from the American Association of Scientists summarizations of each day's bounty of the peer-reviewed research published by academic institutions and journals all around our whole world.

My focus is on everything, every living thing and natural process that we will encounter hiking from Tahoe to Whitbey. The birds, the bees, the water, the trees, and the stars at night. Among a plethora of backpacker-related topics.

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Lost Hikers Rescued Mount Tallac Helli-evac

 

 

Mountain Safety News

Lost Hikers Rescued

Mount Tallac Helli-evac

Lost hikers spend night on Mount Tallac, rescued by helicopter, (video),
Tahoe Daily Tribune, October 25, 2917. 

 

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High Sierra Bug News: Invasive White Satin Moth Infests Eastern Tahoe Basin

 

 

High Sierra Bug News
Non-Native Invasive Moth

Tahoe Basin Invasion

Invasive White Satin Moth Infests Eastern Tahoe Basin

Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park moth infestation diminishing fall foliage,
Tahoe Daily Tribune, October 22, 2017.

 

A Native Sierra Nevada Moth

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Mountain Safety: Significant Fall Snowfall, Second Trans-Sierra Highway Closure of 2017

 

 

Second Trans-Sierra Highway Closure of 2017

On the 3rd

It's a Sierra surprise; snowstorm closes Sonora Pass,
Union Democrat, October 4, 2017.

 

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2017 Closure of Tuolumne Meadows Resupply Facilities

 

 

2017 Closure of Tuolumne Meadows Resupply Facilities


Tuolumne Store/Grill Now Closed 9/28,
High Sierra Topix, October 1, 2017.

 

 

Seasonal Closures

High Sierra Highway
Closure Dates

 

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Forest Service Closing Up for Winter: Facilities and Campgrounds Closing

 

 

FALL
Forest Service Closing Up for Winter

Facilities and Campgrounds Closing

Stanislaus National Forest Campsites and Day Use Areas close for the season Oct. 1,
Stanislaus National Forest, September 29, 2017.

 

 

 

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Taylor Creek Kokanee Salmon Running

 

 

Update

October 9

Taylor Creek Kokanee Salmon Running

Lake Tahoe’s kokanee salmon are spawning in Taylor Creek — and you shouldn’t miss it,
Sierra Sun, October 7, 2017.

 

 

October 6

Taylor Creek Kokanee Salmon Running

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High Sierra Fire Restrictions Lifting: Two Forests Fire-Based Restrictions Ending

 

 

Two
National Forests
Fire-Based Restrictions Lifting

 

Toiyabe Nat Forest

Temporary Shooting Restrictions on the Carson Ranger District to be Lifted October 1,
Toiyabe National Forest, September 22, 2017.

 

 

Inyo National Forest

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First Trans-Sierra Snow Road Closures, 2017, Tioga Road & Sonora Pass

 

FIRST TRANS-SIERRA HIGHWAY SNOW CLOSURE 

Fall-Winter of 2017

Tioga Pass Road Closed Due To Snow,
Sierra News Online, September 21, 2017.

 

Hwy 108 Closed at Kennedy Meadows

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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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Southeast Sierra Status, FALL 2017

 

Southeast Sierra Status

Note Upcoming Campground Closure Dates

State of the Inyo National Forest,
Sierra Wave, September 14, 2017.

 

Crews responding to nine small fires in INF,
Sierra Wave, September 14, 2017.

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FALL CONDITIONS APPROACH, First Snow on Tahoe Rim

 

FALL CONDITIONS APPROACH

First Snow on Tahoe Rim

Lake Tahoe sees first snowfall of 2017-18 season,
Sierra Sun, September 14, 2017.

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Encounter: Hunter's Camp Bear Story

Bear encounter in Upper East Fork of the Carson River drainage. Bear wanted my food, but I kept it.

 

Hunter's Camp Bear Story
Above Hunters Camp there is a big boulder that provides an expansive view, where we can see all the way to Ebbetts Pass. I had ate dinner and made hot chocolate and retired to the boulder to watch the view change with the setting sun and have a relaxing smoke. Hunters Camp has exceptional sunsets.

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OCT 31 2015 BACKPACKER ALERT: First Winter Storm Watch

BACKPACKER ALERT

First Winter Storm Warning for the Sierra Crest.
FALL 2015 

Issued: Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:40 AM GMT-0700

North Sierra

"WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING."

"SIGNIFICANT EARLY SEASON SNOW POSSIBLE LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING FOR THE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS"

 South Sierra 

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Oct 1 2015: Cayenne's View Forward

Cayenne just posted a note adding her perspective to the Fall Backpacker's Alert. I thought is was worth sharing more broadly, so here it is:

Fall is in the air in the Tahoe Basin

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Fall Backpacking Safety Warning

Fall Backpacking Considerations in the High Sierra

Fall is a beautiful time for backpacking the Sierra.

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