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January of 2020 All High Sierra Backpacker, Hiker, Outdoors, & Nature News Index

January of 2020 All High Sierra Backpacker, Hiker, Outdoors, & Nature News Index


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 02 January 2020

 

Updated
January 18,  2020

 

LATEST HIGH SIERRA TRAIL NEWS
BELOW

 

LATEST HIGH SIERRA GENERAL NEWS
BELOW

 

Last Month
DECEMBER ALL HIGH SIERRA NEWS

 

Latest
High Sierra Backpacker's News
 Man and Nature

 
January,  2020

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 around the world.

Our 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, the granite in the ground under our feet, and the stars in the sky at night.

Our goal of tracking the status and trajectory of everything we encounter and engage as we hike through the Natural World then brings into play everything it takes to put and keep us out there, which covers a plethora of backpacker-related safety, health, fitness, gear, skills, observation, navigation, and, of course, weather and climate issues.
 

Finally, the most deciseive factor we track that predicts the current status and future trajectory of the health and well-being of Nature are the behaviors, science, culture, and arts of Mankind, who are both one of Nature's greatest and worse creations at the same time. We're going to try to make things better at the bottom-line.

We track the alingment of forces affecting the Nature of our hike through Life on this planet.

You will get the latest news from the forefronts of Climate, Bio, Astro, and the hard sciences affecting our engagement with Nature here, typically two days before hitting the corporate press, but a very long time after they've already deeply affected Man & Nature, if the grimness of our purposeful ecological collapse even comes across the pages of the corporate press at all.

You'll get the real deal here.

 

Updated
January 18,  2020

 

LATEST HIGH SIERRA TRAIL NEWS
BELOW

 

LATEST HIGH SIERRA GENERAL NEWS
BELOW

 

 

Trail News Forum

General News Forum

 

 

Caltrans: ALL High Sierra Highway Status 

High Sierra Roads & Highway News

 

 

In the Sky

Observation Tools

 

Last Month
DECEMBER HIGH SIERRA NEWS

 

 

Dead Serious

High Sierra Weather

All Snow Reporting Tools

High Sierra Calendar

Sierra Crestline Snow & Temps

 

HIGH SIERRA Mountain Safety Topics & Incidents


 

 

 

Day Length

January 1
9:22:39
Day length increasing +0:37 per day

December 1
9:38:40
Day length decreasing -1:13 per day

 

November 1
10:32:21
Day length decreasing -2:13 per day

 

October 1
11:46:59
Day length decreasing -2:30 per day

 

September 1
13:01:43
Day length decreasing -2:25 per day

 

August 1
14:10:29
Day length decreasing -1:53 per day

 

July 1
14:51:07
Day length decreasing -0:33 per day

 

June 1
14:43:02
Day length increasing +1:06 per day

 

May 1
13:50:16
Day length increasing +2:10 per day

 

April 1
12:38:41
Day length increasing +2:31 per day

 

March 1
11:19:59
Day length increasing +2:29 per day

 

February 1
10:14:51
Day length increasing +2:02 per day

 

January 1
9:29:49
Day length increasing +0:38 per day

 

FALL to WINTER
The Declining Trajectory of the Sun

Three Months of Shortening Days

FALL EQUINOX
September 23, Three months ago.
12:07:05
Equal, days now shrinking by 2:30 per day

 to

WINTER SOLSTICE
December 21
9:32:53
Day length decreasing −0:01 per day yesterday, as daylight contraction ended today. and began expanding.

 

December 1
9:38:23
Day length decreasing -1:12 per day

Last Year's Day Lengths

 

 


Night Skies

Summer Triangle
Night Skies on the Trail Guide

 
Summer Triangle, signpost for all seasons,
Earth-Sky, March 2, 2017.

 

December 21
First Day of Winter
NASA: Annual Cycle of Light

 

 

 

Astro Observation Tools

Fermilab Virtual Telescope, all views

Current Star Chart and Sky Wheel for Field Use

The In-The-Sky.org Digital Star Wheel

Backpacker Planning & Study Constellation & Star Chart

 

All Astro-Phys, Stellar, & Atomic News

All Astronomical Data

All High Sierra Weather



Also of Interest
NASA Astro Image of the Day

NASA EARTH OBSERVATORY

AGU Blogosphere

 

TOP

 

High Sierra Roads & Highways

All CalTrans High Sierra Road Status

High Sierra Road Opening History

YOSEMITE ALERTS

Fed: Tioga Pass Status

 

 

 

DECEMBER HIGH SIERRA TRAIL NEWS

LATEST HIGH SIERRA GENERAL NEWS BELOW

Trail News Forum

JANUARY
2020

WEATHER, TERRAIN,  & TRAILS
NEWS

IMPORTANT

The Weather Page

On the Calendar

Storm Warnings

 

Top of Page

 Updated  

 Winter & Spring
2020

 

January 7, 2020

ASTROPHYSICS, & COSMIC OBSERVATIONS

Astronomical Observations & Information, Winter of 2020

Events, Information, Early January 2020

 

 

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS: AUSTRALIA AFIRE

Updated: Aussies Still Burning

View of, & Background Meteorological Context

 

 

 

January 4

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS: FLOOD

Biggest Rainfall on Record Kills 50 in Jakarta

Direct to Article
Indonesian Floods,
Reuters, January 3, 2020.

 

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS: FIRE

Australia Rapidly Adapting to Our New Climate
Australia burning, smoke from satellite, by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey and MODIS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview.
Image by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey and MODIS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview.

Australia on Fire

Direct to Article
Thick Smoke Blankets Southeastern Australia,
NASA Earth Observatory, January 3, 2020.

Sydney Morning Herald

News.com.au

 

Prelude to Disaster
Australian Drought, Europe, & Japan during Sept 2019

Oct 2017
Melbourne and Sydney should prepare for 123 degrees F.

 

More Eco-Crashing News

 

 

 

January 2

 

ASTRO-PHYSICS, SPACE, & SKY

Meteor Event

Quadrantid Meteor Shower,
Two Days Away,
In-The-Sky, Sat, January 4, 2020.

"...producing its peak rate of meteors around 4 January."

Handy Reference Info

Trail Guide Sky Chart & Sky Wheel

Astrophysics, Space, & Sky News

 

 

 

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Top of Trail News

Top of Page

 

 

 

LAST MONTHS'
DECEMBER
TRAIL, WEATHER, & TERRAIN

High Sierra
NEWS 

 

 

 

LAST MONTHS'
DECEMBER
GENERAL

High Sierra
NEWS

 

 

 

LATEST HIGH SIERRA TRAIL NEWS ABOVE

General News Forum

On the Calendar

 

Top of Page

 

 

HIGH SIERRA
GENERAL STATUS
&
ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS


JANUARY
2020

 

MAN, NATURE,
&
THEIR VARIOUS
INTERFACES

 

WINTER
2020

 Updated

 

January 18, 2020

 

HEALTH, FITNESS, & HUMAN HISTORY: WOMEN IN FIELD-INFANTRY WARFARE

Women Warriors Ancient & Modern

Warrior Woman Grave in Armenia, Women Warriors in Alexander's Macedonia, and Modern US Marine Warrior Women

 

 

 

 January 16, 2020

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS: AUSTRALIAN DUST

Massive Aussie Dust Storm Front, January 2020

Many Versions of Ecological Hell Unleashing Across Australia

 

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS:
2019 NOAA PLANETARY WEATHER & CLIMATE ASSESSMENT

NOAA Tracking Our Rapidly Changing Global Climate & Weather

Second Hottest Land & Sea Temperatures in the Span of Recorded History

 

 

 

January 15, 2020

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS:
2019 NOAA NATIONAL WEATHER & CLIMATE ASSESSMENT

NOAA Tracking Our Rapidly Changing American Climate & Weather

2019 a Warm, Wet Year of Many Extremes

 

 

 

January 8, 2020

HEALTH, FITNESS, & THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

When, Where, & How We Spread Globally

Recent Discoveries have Shattered Anthropologists' Picture

 

 

 

January 7, 2020

 

ASTROPHYSICS & ASTRONOMY; GALAXIES, OURS AND "GODZILLA"

Two Galactic Research Notes

1> New View of Our Dynamic Milky Way Spiral Arm

2> New View of Distant, "Godzilla," Galaxy

 

 

 

January 4, 2020

 

ANTHROPOCENE, CRASHING CLIMATE CRASHING CULTURES

Industrial Man Affecting Nature Affecting Natural Man Directly

Melting Mongolian Ice Patches may Threaten Reindeer Pastoralism

 

 

OCEANS, ICE, WATER, & OBSERVATIONS

Observing Our Own Reflections in the Face of Nature

No Evidence that Atlantic and Pacific Oscillations Exist

 

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS

NOAA Tracking Our American Devolving Climate & Weather

NOAA tracks Bipolar US Month of November: Warm West, Cool East, & Record Wet

 

 

 

January 3, 2020

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS

Global Land & Ocean Temp Percentiles November 2019

NOAA Tracking Our Devolving Climate & Weather

 

 

OCEANS, MELTING ICE, & THE GULF STREAM

Cold Fresh Meltwater from Arctic Is / Will Disrupt Gulf Stream

North Atlantic Current May Cease Temporarily in the Next Century

 

 

January 2

 

NEW WORLD WEATHER EMERGING

Big Storm Intensity Increased by Climate Change

Study Confirms Climate Change Impacted Hurricane Florence's Precipitation and Size

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER HIGH SIERRA GENERAL NEWS

 

 

 

Top of General News

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More
Nature News

 

Climate Destruction News

 

Trees

Bee News

Bear News

Spider Forum

Bird News

Small Mammals

Frogs and Reptiles

Butterfly News

 

Health and Fitness

Mountain Safety

Mosquito News

Female Trail

High Sierra History

 

Astro-Phys, Space, & Science News

High Sierra Geology News

Fish, Oceans, & Water News

Anthropocene

 

All High Sierra News

 

 

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