May of 2019 All High Sierra Outdoors & Nature News Index


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 12 May 2019

 

Updated
May 20, 2019

 

LATEST HIGH SIERRA TRAIL NEWS
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LATEST HIGH SIERRA GENERAL NEWS
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LAST MONTHS' NEWS

 

Latest
High Sierra Backpacker's News
 Man and Nature

 
May
, 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
May 18, 2019

 

LATEST HIGH SIERRA TRAIL NEWS
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LATEST HIGH SIERRA GENERAL NEWS
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Trail News Forum

General News Forum

 

 

Caltrans: ALL High Sierra Highway Status 

 

High Sierra Roads & Highway News

 

 

In the Sky

Observation Tools

 

 

LAST MONTHS' 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

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

 

 

 

 

LATEST HIGH SIERRA GENERAL NEWS BELOW

Trail News Forum

 

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LAST MONTHS' TRAIL NEWS 

 

May 2019
WEATHER, TERRAIN,  & TRAILS
NEWS

IMPORTANT

The Weather Page

On the Calendar

 

Storm Warnings

High Sierra Avalanche Center: Tahoe Region

High Sierra Avalanche Center: Central Sierra

High Sierra Avalanche Center: East Sierra

 

Tracking the Spring Thaw of 2019

Status of Spring

 

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 May 18

LIVING THINGS & GENERAL NEWS

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Short-Changing Gray Wolf

F&W Service Extends Comment Period on Proposed Delisting of Gray Wolves

 

 

 

 May 14

 

HIGH SIERRA WEATHER PROSPECTS

A, "Spring Recharge," is Underway...

May 2019 High Sierra Storm Activity to Recharge High Sierra Snow Pack

Spring Storm Warnings

 

Yosemite Press Release

Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park to Close Due to Winter Weather,
Yosemite National Park, May 14, 2019.

"Due to an incoming winter storm system, the Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park will close to all vehicular traffic beginning at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Glacier Point Road will remain closed until the storm system passes and the road can be evaluated for hazards. The road will reopen when road conditions are safe for vehicular traffic."

 

 

WEATHER

Collection of 2019 Mississippi Flooding Observations

Direct to Articles
Historic Flooding along the Mississippi,
NASA Earth Observatory, Collection.

Related
2019 Spring Outlook: Major Flooding Risks Continuing across USA

 

 

MOUNTAIN SAFETY

Murder on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia

One AT hiker Killed, One Injured

 

 

 

 May 13

 

SPRING 2019

Most of Carson Iceberg Wilderness Closed in Aftermath of the Donnell Fire,
& Lots of Stanislas Forest Roads

Stanislaus National Forest, Recent Forest Orders

 

 

MOUNTAIN HEALTH & SAFETY

Wet Year Mosquito Season

Owens Valley Ready for the Deluge

 

 

 

MAY 10

 

Report from
Kennedy Meadows

Alex
We’re open fully and fish have been stocked.

First pct hiker was here yesterday.

Lots of snow up high.

Expect snow and high runoff until mid July at higher elevations.

Highway should be open over pass by memorial weekend.

We’re stocked and ready for hikers.

Thanks, Matt

Kennedy Meadows, Sonora Pass, Trail Map

Snow Status by Highway Corridors & Watersheds

 

 

 

May 8

 

HIGH SIERRA TRAIL NEWS: ROAD ACCESS

Hwys 4 & 108 Operations Extending toward the Crest

Glacier Point Road Opening on the 10th

 

 

HIGH SIERRA FORESTS & PARKS

Tending Desolation, One of the Busiest Wilderness Areas

LTBMU Seeks Desolation Wilderness Volunteers

 

 

 

May 6

 

Amazing Life: The Skeeters

Skeeters Taste with their Legs

Direct to Article
What makes mosquitoes avoid DEET? An answer in their legs,
Cell Press, April 25, 2019.

SKEETER NEWS & RESEARCH SECTION

 

 

 

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LAST MONTHS'
TRAIL, WEATHER, & TERRAIN
High Sierra
NEWS
 

 

 

 

LAST MONTHS'
GENERAL
High Sierra
NEWS

 

 

 

LATEST HIGH SIERRA TRAIL NEWS ABOVE

General News Forum

On the Calendar

 

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HIGH SIERRA
GENERAL STATUS
&
ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS


MAY
2019

 

NEWS
of
MAN,
NATURE,
&
THEIR VARIOUS
INTERFACES

 

 Updated

 

May 20

SPACE GEOLOGY

Moon Morphology and Geology: What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been

Giant Impact Caused Difference Between Moon's Hemispheres

 

 

 

May 18

 

CREATING the NATURE of REALITY

Star, Supernova, & Neutron Star Collision Element Production

118 known Elements, How they Came to Be

 

 

 

May 17

 

END of COLD: ANTARCTIC ICE

Rapid Degradation of West Antarctic Ice Underway

24% of West Antarctic ice is now Unstable

 

 

 

May 10

 

FROGS

Rana Virus Expanding in England with Expanding Warmth

Climate Change Supercharging Severity & Spread of Rana in England

 

 

 

May 9

 

AMAZING ANCIENT LIFE in the WETLAND FORESTS

65 Mile Run of Ancient Beauty on North Carolina's Black Creek

Bald Cypress in Wetland Forests are East Coast's Oldest Trees

 

 

 

May 8

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS

2019 UN IPBES Report

Major Planetary Climate & Ecosystem Breakdown, Global Extinction Event Underway

 

 

 

May 7

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

End of the Age of Antibiotics

Mobile Bacteria Gene Defeats Last Effective Antibiotic

 

 

 

May 6

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS-OCEANS

Recent Radical Increases of El Nino Frequency & Intensity

400 Year El Nino Record Shows Dramatic Recent Changes

 

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS, CLIMATE DRIVEN CROP VARIABILITY

Turning Up the Heat

Climate Extremes Cause up to Half Global Crop Variability

 

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

Running Young

Marathon Training 'Reverses' Aging of Blood Vessels

 

 

ANTHROPOCENE

Killing Madagascar

Last Chance for Madagascar's Biodiversity

 

 

 

May 2

 

ECO-CRASH NEWS: THE END of COLD

Globe's Greatest Glaciers Going Away Quick

Half of World Heritage Sites could Lose their Glaciers by 2100

 

 

ECO-CRASH NEWS: THE END of COLD

Abrupt Permafrost Thaw Underway

Rapid Permafrost Thaw Unrecognized Threat to Landscape

 

 

HEALTH & FITNESS RESEARCH

Four Fundamentals of Fitness Research

1>Basic Movement Good for the Gray Matter

2>Ass Surfers Bad

3>Active Senior Body, Active Senior Brain

4>Weed Wonder Drug for Extreme Exercisers?

 

 

 

May 1

 

ASTROPHYSICS

More Building Blocks of Life on Titan

Researchers find Ice Feature on Saturn's Giant Moon

 

 

ICE, OCEANS, & RADICAL CHANGE

Much Faster Ross Ice Shelf Melting than Assumed or Expected

Rapid melting of the World's Largest Ice Shelf Linked to Solar Heat in the Ocean

 

 

ASTROPHYSICS

Massive Plasma Jets Spraying Wildly out of Binary of Black Hole and Giant Star

Spinning Black Hole Sprays Light-Speed Plasma Clouds into Space

 

 

 

LAST MONTHS' GENERAL NEWS

 

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Nature News

 

Climate Destruction News

 

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Bee News

Bear News

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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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