October of 2019 All High Sierra Backpacker, Hiker, Outdoors, & Nature News Index


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 30 September 2019

 

Last Updated
October 31,  2019

 

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 Man and Nature

 
October, 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.

 

Last Updated
October 31, 2019

 

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High Sierra Roads & Highway News

 

 

In the Sky

Observation Tools

 

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High Sierra Weather

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Sierra Crestline Snow & Temps

 

HIGH SIERRA Mountain Safety Topics & Incidents


 

 

 

Day Length

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, last month.
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

 

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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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October
2019

WEATHER, TERRAIN,  & TRAILS
NEWS

IMPORTANT

The Weather Page

On the Calendar

Storm Warnings

 

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October 30, 2019

COLD WARNING

High Altitude Cold Warning added to Fire, Smoke, & Wind Warnings...

 

 

 

October 28, 2019

 

CALIFORNIA in CRISIS

Our Fire, Wind, Smoke, Air Quality, Weather, & Political Safety Prospects

Fire Page, Starting on October 21, to the 27th

Fire Page: All Smoke & Air Quality Resources

Background
Bribed Dems Make Us Pay PGE to Burn Us Down

Follow Wind, Weather, & Fire development on the High Sierra Calendar

 

 

 

 

October 21, 2019

 

ASTROPHYSICS-ASTRONOMY-METEORS

Field Observations

Orionid Meteor Shower

 

 

 

October 20, 2019

 

Weak Front Brushed N Sierra Yesterday
Clearing Today

Big Offshore High
Building-In
Maps

Warm Water
Gulf Alaska
a
Warm Bathtub

A Big Blocking Ridge is building in off the West Coast of California.
This will deflect Lows and associated Frontal Activity around the Sierra...for as long as it remains in place...

On the
High Sierra Backpacker's Calendar

 

 

 

October 11, 2019

 

GEAR NOTE
It is Time to Supplement our Fall Gear Kit
with
Elements of our Winter Gear Kit as Required by Cooling Conditions

See the
High Sierra Calendar

Fall to Winter 2020

 

 

 

MAJOR FIRE

Saddleridge Fire,
Southwestern California.

ALL CALIFORNIA SMOKE & AIR QUALITY RESOURCES

 

 

 

October 7, 2019

 

CLASSIC WORLD WEATHER

Violent Indian Monsoon of 2019

Direct to Article
Unusual Monsoon Season Causes Flooding in India,
NASA Earth Observatory, October 8, 2019.

More India
June 2019
Biggest Global Glaciers Going Down Fast: The Himalayas

May 2018
"GLOBALISM" KILLING EVERYTHING by Offshoring our Filth to China and India

 

 

 

October 4, 2019

 

WEATHER: FALL & WINTER of 2019

Direct to Article
Snow in Montana and Canada,
NASA Earth Observatory, October 1, 2019.

"...some areas in the region were blanketed with as much as two feet of snow—just one week after the start of astronomical autumn."

 

 

 

October 1, 2019

 

WEATHER: THE BIG PATTERN PICTURES

Hot & Cold Waters: Progress of The Potential Blob & La Nina

Watch them Develop
Blob Spreads into Warming Whole Gulf of Alaska, Cold Water off S America Persists

Weekly ENSO Evolution, Status, and Prediction Presentation (PDF)

Latest CPC Analysis

All El Nino - La Nina Resources

The experts are calling the La Nina conditions, "neutral," but it sure looks like a weak La Nina is operating, and suppressing tropical flows along the Equator...

Typically, La Nina conditions bring cool, if not cold and dry conditions to the Western US and Sierra Nevada. If it persists...

 

 

 

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LAST MONTHS'
SEPTEMBER
TRAIL, WEATHER, & TERRAIN

High Sierra
NEWS 

 

NOVEMBER HIGH SIERRA TRAIL NEWS

 

 

NOVEMBER HIGH SIERRA GENERAL NEWS

 

 

LAST MONTHS'
SEPTEMBER
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


OCTOBER
2019

 

MAN, NATURE,
&
THEIR VARIOUS
INTERFACES

 

FALL
2019

 

Last Updated

 

 October 31, 2019

OCEANS AND CORAL

Massive 40-50 Percent Great Barrier Reef Coral Losses

Great Barrier Reef Island Coral Decline

 

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS: LAND USE, EROSION, AND MORE RAIN

Its Ancient Beginning: Massive Climate Feedback Loop Well Underway

Human Activities Boosted Global Soil Erosion Already 4,000 Years Ago

 

 

 

October 30, 2019

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS

Tracking Our Devolving Climate & Weather

Assessing the Global Climate in September 2019

 

 

THE GEOLOGY SECTION

Earthquake Tech Advances

Two Research Summaries about Predicting and Characterizing Our Shaking Earth

 

 

ASTROPHYSICS

Measuring Distant Gravity through a Wormhole

Wormhole Spotting?

 

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

The Ultimate Plasmid?

A Weapon to Make a Superbug to Become More Deadly

 

 

MOUNTAIN SAFETY

Lost and Found, but Failure is Forever

Unknown Skeleton found below Mount Williamson

 

 

 

October 28, 2019

 

STRATEGIC AND TACTICAL IMPLICATIONS OF CLIMATE-WEATHER DESTRUCTION

The US Army Assesses What We're Up Against

Implications of Climate Change for the US Army

 

 

 

October 23, 2019

 

ASTROPHYSICS, SCIENCE, & TECHNOLOGY

Let's Explore Some of the Strange, Complex Elements of Quantum Computing

Achieving Quantum Supremacy

 

 

OCEANS, WARMING, RADICALLY CHANGING WEATHER, & EL NINO BEHAVIORS

El Nino Growing and Changing with Rising Temperatures is Only the Tip of the Problem

Climate Warming Promises More Frequent Extreme El Niño Events

 

 

 

October 22, 2019

 

OCEANS, ICE, WARMING SEA LIFE & THE BLOB

West Coast Ocean Disaster Continues

California's Crashing Kelp Forest

 

 

OCEANS, ICE, WATER, & HEAT

Antarctic Ice Cliff Failure Postponed a Century or Two?

MICI Ice Cliff Collapse Hypothesis Disproven-Delayed Twice

 

 

 

October 21, 2019

 

FROZEN FROGS & THEIR PARASITES

How Alaskan Wood Frogs Survive Freezing and Parasites

See The Frog Section

 

 

ASTROPHYSICS, SOLAR SYSTEM, MARS

Gale Crater: Curiosity Rover & It's Mars Science Lab

Mars Once had Salt Lakes Similar to Earth

 

 

 

October 18, 2019

 

GEOLOGY, EARTHQUAKES, RIDGECREST QUAKE UPDATE

Multidirectional Ridgecrest Quake Triggered Garlock Fault Movement

Lessons from The Ridgecrest Earthquake

 

 

 

October 17, 2017

 

ALASKAN FORESTS & TREES in a RADICALLY WARMING WORLD

Big Changes in Alaskan Forests Unfolding Now, How will Future Forests Look?

Warmer, Drier Climate Transforming Alaskan Forests

 

 

 

ASTROPHYSICS, SPACE, INTERSTELLAR COMET

Second Interstellar Comet Identified and Confirmed

Interstellar Comet with a Familiar Look

 

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS-CLIMATE ISSUES INTERSECT IN ALASKA

Full Range of Rapid Climate Changes Across the Arctic Intersect in Alaska

New Report Highlights Alaska’s last Five Years of Dramatic Climate Change

 

 

 

October 15, 2019

 

CLIMATE, WATER, & WEATHER: US SEPTEMBER

Extremes of Wet & Dry

Assessing the U.S. Climate in September 2019

 

 

 

October 12, 2019

 

HEALTH & FITNESS---PLANT & SOILS

Agicultural Antibiotic Effects Not Limited to Bacteria

Soil Carbon & Nitrogen Processing Reduced

 

 

UPDATE

The Impact of Human-Caused Noise Pollution on Birds

 

 

UPDATE

Do They or Don't They?

Black Holes Don't Stunt Galaxy Star Formation, But Do Stifle Dwarf Galaxy Star Formation

Black Holes Stunt Growth of Dwarf Galaxies

 

 

 

October 11, 2019

 

CLIMATE CHANGE

The Heat Always Flows Somewhere

Has Global Warming Stopped? The Tap of Incoming Energy Cannot be Turned Off

 

 

 

October 10, 2019

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

Environmental Estrogens Penetrate Placenta

Babies Burdened by Environmental Estrogens in Mothers' Wombs

 

 

BIRDS & CLIMATE CHANGE

Arctic Birds Breeding Timing Changing

Early Breeding Season for Some Arctic Seabirds Due to Global Warming

 

 

 

October 9, 2019

The
Great
PGE
California
POWERDOWN

CRISIS!

Not a Wind, Fire, Climate nor Power "Crisis," But a Crisis of CORRUPTION

PGE
WIND-POWER-FIRE REVIEW of our CORRUPTION CRISIS

High Sierra Calendar

 

 

 

October 7, 2019

 

ASTROPHYSICS: THE AXION

Found

Direct to Article
Axion particle spotted in solid-state crystal,
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, October 7, 2019.

Related Research

Aug 2019
Axionic Approach to Dark Matter and The Elemental Universe

March 2019
Dark Matter Hunting in 2019: Fields in the Sky, Axions in the Fridge

Feb 2019
New Perspectives on the Hunt for Dark Matter Particles

Astrophysics

 

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS

Huge Heat Waves Coming

Heat Waves could Double in Size by Mid-Century

 

 

PLANTS

Communication

Direct to Article
Plants Alert Neighbors to Threats Using Common 'Language,'
Cornell University, October 4, 2019.

Related

Jan 2018
Plant News: How Plants detect an "Itch," And Scratch It...

Plants, Trees, & Forests

 

 

 

 

HEALTH, FITNESS, & ACCLIMATION

Altitude Acclimation

Direct to Article
Our Bodies’ Built-In Oxygen Sensing Gets Three a Nobel in Medicine,
Ars Technica, October 7, 2018.

More Altitude Acclimation

Health & Fitness Section

 

 

 

October 5, 2019

 

PLANTS, FORESTS, & TREES

Northern Forests in Deep Trouble

UNH Researchers Find Northern Forests Have Lost Crucial Cold, Snowy Conditions

 

 

 

October 3, 2019

 

HIGH SIERRA FOREST SUCCESSION

High Sierra Forests

Plant Diversity a Casualty of High-Severity Wildfires

 

LIVING THINGS

It's a Monkey's Life...

Direct to Article
Living a Long Chimpanzee Life,
Kyoto University, October 3, 2019.

MAIN POINT

"The findings showed that the average life expectancy of a chimpanzee who reaches adulthood -- reported as 12-years-old in the paper -- is 40 years: 41.5 years for males and 39.2 years for females."

Wiki, Wild Chimps

"The average lifespan of a chimpanzee is usually less than 15 years, although individuals that reach 12 years may live an additional 15. Wild individuals may live over 27 years and occasionally over 60."

 

 

HEALTH, FITNESS, POLLUTION & VIOLENCE

When Levels of Aggression and Violence Are, "In the Air..."

Exposure to Air Pollution Increases Violent Crime Rates, Study Finds

 

 

WATER & WEATHER: CHANGED-CHANGING IN THE SOUTHWEST

Southwestern Tree Degradations Continue, Extremes of Weather Killing on Both Wet & Dry Sides

Increasing Precipitation Extremes Driving Tree Growth Reductions Across Southwest

 

 

 

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