June of 2019 All High Sierra Outdoors & Nature News Index


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 25 June 2019

 

Updated
June 28, 2019

 

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 Man and Nature

 
June
, 2019

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
June 28, 2019

 

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Trail News Forum

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Caltrans: ALL High Sierra Highway Status 

 

High Sierra Roads & Highway News

 

 

In the Sky

Observation Tools

 

 

MAY 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

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

 

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

Rising in the Late Evening East
Summer Triangle
Night Skies on the Trail Guide

 

Fading out into Sunsetting West
Winter Circle,
Earth-Sky, January 17, 2017.

 

Coming Soon
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

 

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High Sierra Roads & Highways

All CalTrans High Sierra Road Status

High Sierra Road Opening History

YOSEMITE ALERTS

Fed: Tioga Pass Status

 

 

 

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June 2019
WEATHER, TERRAIN,  & TRAILS
NEWS

IMPORTANT

The Weather Page

On the Calendar

 

Storm Warnings

 

Tracking the Spring Thaw of 2019

Status of Spring

 

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June 27

TRANS-HIGH SIERRA HIGHWAYS

Tioga Road Fully Opening July 1, 2019, Highway 120

 

 

 

June 26

 

MOUNTAIN SAFETY

Half Dome Permit Policy Safety Analysis

Permit-Only Access to Half Dome summit Did Not Improve Hiker Safety

 

 

 

June 24

 

MOUNTAIN SAFETY HIKER DEATH

The Whitney Zone

Mount Whitney Hiker Fatality

 

 

MOUNTAIN SAFETY CLIMBER RESCUE

East Sierra Accident

Temple Crag Rescue

 

 

MOUNTAIN SAFETY CLIMBER ACCIDENT & RESCUE

Eastern Sierra Accident

Mt Morrison Rescue

 

 

 

June 23

 

RUNOFF

Check Out the Size of Bridgeport Reservoir, Goog Maps

MODIS, June 22, 2019

(That's Twin Lakes to its SW...)

Related
High Water Forces Closure of Some Lake Tahoe South Shore Beaches,
Tahoe Daily Tribune, June 24, 2019.

 

 

 

June 20

 

HIGH SIERRA TRAIL NEWS: ROAD ACCESS

First Highway 120 Opening for 2019 Season

Yosemite Announces Limited Access on Tioga Road Friday, June 21, 2019

 

 

 

June 17

 

FORESTS, TREES, WILDERNESS EXPERIENCES, & THE LAW

Worse Idea in the World: Bicycles in Wilderness

Sen. Lee Reintroduces the, "Bike across Wilderness' Face" Bill

 

 

 

June 7

 

MOUNTAIN SAFETY

UPDATES from the TRAIL

 

 

 

June 3, 2019

 

MOUNTAIN SAFETY

A Hike Gone Bad

"On Friday, May 31 at 3:57 pm, the Team responded to a call for a 55-year-old female with a possible ankle fracture approximately one mile in on the Parker Lake Trail in the June Lake Loop."

Remember: Shit Happens!
The Jeffrey Pine splint applied by the subject’s hiking companions. Image by SAR team member M. Quiring
The Jeffrey Pine splint applied by the subject’s hiking companions. Image by SAR team member M. Quiring


May 31 Broken Ankle Rescue,
Mono SAR, June 3, 2019.

June Lake Loop
Map

 

 

ECO-CRASH NEWS, DEPT of TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS

WARNING:
Torrential Downpour Activity has, and is Building for Fifty Years

Downpours of Torrential Rain more Frequent with Global Warming

 

 

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LAST MONTHS'
MAY
GENERAL

High Sierra
NEWS

 

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NEXT MONTH'S GENERAL NEWS

 

 

LATEST HIGH SIERRA TRAIL NEWS ABOVE

General News Forum

On the Calendar

 

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HIGH SIERRA
GENERAL STATUS
&
ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS


JUNE
2019

 

NEWS
of
MAN,
NATURE,
&
THEIR VARIOUS
INTERFACES

 

Updated

 

 June 28

ECO-CRASHING NEWS

Early June 2019 Heatwave Tortures Europe

Heatwave Scorches Europe

 

 

 

June 26

 

NATIONAL PARK TRASH

National Amusement Parks, Or Natural High Points?

National Trash: Reducing Waste Produced in US National Parks

 

 

 

June 25

 

LIFE is STRANGER than FICTION

You Don't Want this Fungus to Spread Among Us Humans...

'Flying (Trippers) of death:' Fungal-infected zombie cicadas, explained by WVU research,
West Virginia University, June 25, 2019.

Hallucinogenically Stoned, "Zombie," Cicadas being Consumed by Deadly Fungus!

UPDATED

Cicadas + Magic Mushrooms = ?,
AGU Blog, July 8, 2019.

 

 

CALIFORNIA & HIGH SIERRA BUTTERFLIES, 2018

A Grim Report: Looking Backward -- 2018

Art Shapiro 2018 California-High Sierra Butterfly Assessment, PDF.

Bad Year for Butterflies
"It was a terrible—perhaps even catastrophic--butterfly year at all elevations and no, we don’t know why."

Art Shapiro Butterfly Site

Butterfly News & Research

 

 

HEALTH, FITNESS, & SUPERIOR GUT BACTERIA

Veillonella Gut Bacteria that Turns Soreness Into Energy

Performance-Enhancing Gut Bacteria Found in Elite Athletes 

 

 

 

June 20

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS

Global Warming Spruce Beetles are Fat, Happy, Sexed-Up Spruce Beetles

New Research Shows Importance of Climate on Spruce Beetle Flight

 

 

THE BUZZ

Commercial Bees Taking Heavy Losses, Hanging in There...

US Beekeepers Lost Over 40% of Colonies Last Year, Highest Winter Losses Ever

 

 

OCEANS, ICE, FISH, & WATER

Biggest Global Glaciers Going Down

Melting of Himalayan Glaciers has Doubled in Recent Years

 

 

 

June 19

 

ANTHROPOCENE

Background of Destruction

Monkeys Face Climate Change Extinction Threat

 

 

OCEANS, ICE, WATER, & FISH

Clearer View of Greenland Ice Melting Potentials

Study Predicts More Long-Term Sea Level Rise from Greenland Ice

 

 

 

June 14

 

RESEARCH ARTICLE UPDATES

Bacteria Capable of Defeating the Last Effective Antibiotic Now in US

NASA on this Year's Record-Level CO2

Baby Socks BPA

Collapasars

 

 

ECO-CRASHING WATER NEWS

Extreme Weather Increasing

Tropical Cyclones are Stalling More

 

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

Weed is a Very Old Medicinal & Fiber Crop

First Marijuana use Found the First Millennium BC

 

 

OCEANS, HEALTH & FITNESS

Plastic is Everywhere & In Everything

Clothing Fibers Plastic's Surprising Distribution

 

 

OCEANS, WATER, & FISH

2019 Dead Zones at Record Size & Expanding

1>Gulf Mexico --&-- 2>Chesapeake Bay

 

 

June 7

 

BEE NEWS

16% Colony Loss over Winter of 2018

2018 Annual Euro-Bee Count

 

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS: ROOTS of the PROBLEM

Counting Nothing on the Ground-Everything Counts Up in the Sky

Fertilizer Plants Emit More CO2 than All US Industrial Production

 

 

HEALTH & FITNESS PHYSICAL-DIET

Too Many Eggie-Weggies Still Bad for You

Study: Cholesterol in Eggs Tied to Cardiac Disease, Death

 

 

HEALTH & FITNESS MENTAL

Warping our Mental & Social Worlds

Your Digital Dead-Weight Brain in our Brave New Digital World

 

 

 

June 6

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

Small Percentage of American Diet Counts Up Heavy Microplastic Consumption

Estimating Microplastic Consumption

 

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS HEALTH & FITNESS

Africa to Fry Under Any of the Current Climate "Scenarios"

Extreme Heat to Hit One-Third of the African Urban Population All the Time

 

 

 

June 4

 

ECO-CRASH NEWS: OCEAN of AIR

Oceans of Hot Air

Carbon Dioxide Levels Hit Record Peak in May

 

 

  

June 1

 

DEEPLY SPACED

11 Year Sun Cycle Explained by Orbital Cycle of Alignments

The Sun Follows the Rhythm of the Planets

 

 

OCEANS, ICE, WATER, & FISH

Fishing Fleets Grown and Growing far Beyond Fish Stocks & Fish Fertility

Study Finds Many More Fishing Vessels Chasing-Catching Many Fewer Fish

 

 

OCEANS, ICE, WATER, & FISH

Mountain Glaciers Breaking Down

Melting Small Glaciers could add 10 inches to Sea Levels

 

 

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Nature News

 

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Trees

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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

 

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May 31, 2019

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