September 2018 All High Sierra Outdoors & Nature News Index


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 12 September 2018

 

Updated
September 17, 2018

 

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

 


September, 2018

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
September 17,
2018

 

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 MONTHS' NEWS

 

 

Dead Serious

High Sierra Weather

All Snow Reporting Tools

High Sierra Calendar

Sierra Crestline Snow & Temps

 

HIGH SIERRA Mountain Safety Topics & Incidents

ALL MOUNTAIN SAFETY INCIDENTS

 

APRIL 1 BACKPACKER ALERT.

 

 

Day Length

September 1
13:01:08
Day length decreasing 2:25 per day.

 

August 1
14:04:47
Day length decreasing 1:48 per day.

 

July 1
14:50:22
Day length decreasing 0:37 per day.

 

June 1
14:36:36
Day length increasing 1:02 per day.

 

May 2
13:52:56
Day length increasing 2:09 per day.
Trail Guide: Time Resources

 

VERNAL EQUINOX
March 20
12:08:40
Day length increasing 2:26 per day.

 

March 17
12:01:19
Day length increasing 2:26 per day.

 

March 1
11:22:27
Day length increasing 2:25 per day.

 

February 1
10:19:56
Day length increasing 1:58 per day.

 

January 21
10:02:02
Day length increasing 1:36 per day.

 

January 2
9:37:17
Day length increasing 0:42 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
9:44:18
Day length decreasing −1:08 per day.

 

November 1
10:35:08
Day length decreasing −2:07 per day.

October 1
11:46:31

 

Night Skies

Perseid Meteor Shower,
August 11, 12, & 13

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Observe the Geminids,
Dec 12-13

 

Earlier Events

Full Lunar Eclipse,
January 31, 2018

N America Full Eclipse of the Sun,
August 21, 2017.

 

 

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 

 

September, 2018
WEATHER, TERRAIN,  & TRAILS
NEWS

IMPORTANT

Storm Warnings

The Weather Page

On the Calendar

 

Top of Page

 

 Updated 

 

September 17

MOUNTAIN SAFETY-WILDLIFE

Mountain Lion Fatality, Oregon, Near Mount Hood

Officials Hunting Killer Cougar

 

 

 

September 16

 

LIFE on the TRAIL

Finally

EXCELLENT HIGH SIERRA BACKPACKING CONDITIONS
Fires Suppressed, Smoke Light or Cleared, Mosquitoes Diminished, Temps looking very comfortable-cool.

Related

August 21
MOUNTAIN SAFETY in a CRASHING CLIMATE; Smoke and Fire of 2018: Two Reports Updated
Video
A Season of Smoke,
NASA Earth Observatory, September 11, 2018.

 

 

 

September 12th

 

EXTREME WEATHER

Hurricane Florence Approaches SE Coast of US

54 Hours of Major Hurricane Action on Southeast US Coast Anticipated

7-Day Rain Forecast

All Rain Tools

 

Weather Radar

 

 

National Hurricane Center, Florence

Satellites
Color: HURRICANE FLORENCE: A MONSTER

B&W Satellite View of Hurricane Florence



All Satellites

Satellites Pointed at Florence

 

All Weather Warning Tools

 

 

 

September 7th

 

HIGH SIERRA HIGHWAYS

Boot Fire, Hwy 395 closed, Walker to Hwy 108 junction

Caltrans Hwy 395

September Fires

 

 

 

September 6

 

HIGH SIERRA MOUNTAIN SAFETY

Mono Sheriff SAR Broken Ankle Rescue

Third Pillar of Mt. Dana

 

 

HIGH SIERRA ROADS

Reds Meadow Road Open

Updates on Reds Meadow Road,
Sierra Wave, September 5, 2018.

Open Sept 6
“...September 6th, the mandatory Reds Meadow Shuttle from the Adventure Center at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area through the Reds Meadow Valley will end its daily service.”

Reds Meadow Road is now open for public use.

Closed October 9
“The Reds Meadow Road will close for the season on October 9th at noon at the Minaret Vista gate. The Inyo National Forest’s engineering staff will be completing extensive repairs needed to prepare the road for the winter.”

 

 

MOUNTAIN SAFETY

Tourist Death off Nevada Falls

Yosemite’s Deadly Distraction

 

 

 

September 5

 

MOUNTAIN SAFETY

Tropical Downpour Contributes to Fatality

NWS Issues Flash Flood Warning for Donnell Fire Area

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

LAST MONTHS'
GENERAL
High Sierra
NEWS

 

 

 

LATEST HIGH SIERRA TRAIL NEWS ABOVE

General News Forum

 

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HIGH SIERRA
GENERAL STATUS
&
ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS


NEWS
of
MAN,
NATURE,
&
THEIR VARIOUS
INTERFACES

 

 September 17th

HEALTH & FITNESS

Aspirin Use Without Specific Medical Need Questioned

Aspirin found not to prolong healthy aging

 

 

HEALTH, FITNESS, HUMAN HISTORY & BEER

13,000 Year Old Beer Production

Oldest Beer on Earth, before Agriculture

 

 

VISIT MONO LAKE

Bighorn Sheep Event, Thursday, Sept. 20

Celebration for the Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep

 

 

CLIMATE CRASHING POLITICALLY

The Governor of and for Endless Growth of OIL CONSUMPTION

‘It’s literally drill, baby, drill’: Did Jerry Brown’s climate crusade give Big Oil a pass?

 

 

 

September 11th

 

CORPORATE GREENERY

Greening the Corporate Growth Machine of Death

California Aims to Drop Fossil Fuels for Electricity by 2045

 

 

HIGH SIERRA TRAIL CULTURE

Art: Sierra Art Trails Open Studio Tour

Oakhurst, October 5, 6, and 7

 

 

 

 September 10

 

OBSERVATIONS
on the
Creation, Care, and Feeding of Our Corporate Fascist Elite

How Our Financial-Political-Social Aristocracy Works

How Eight Elite San Francisco Families Funded & Created Pretty Pretty Gavin

 

 

ECO-CRASHING OCEAN NEWS

California Blocks Federal Offshore Drilling

Brown signs bills blocking Trump Offshore Drilling Plan

 

 

THE SOURCE of OUR ECOLOGICAL BREAKDOWN

Massive Irresponsible Growth and Development

& Stuffing The Twin Tunnels Down our Throat

 

 

 

September 6

 

BIRD NEWS

Dual Threats of Warming Climate & Development

Trouble in the Cloud Forests, Birds Ascending 23 Feet a Year

 

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS

Amazing Human Climate Interactions

Ancient farmers Deflected us from Ice Ages, Industry Now Frying Planet?

 

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

Amazing Cell-Scale Video Images of Our Amazing Life

Powerful images reveal how immune cells patrol to keep us healthy

 

 

 

September 5

 

MOUNTAIN CULTURE

Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway Benefit September 8

Save the Date – Hermitfest 2018,
 
 

 

The SUM of all CLIMATE FEARS

Last Massive El Nino Foreshadows Magnitude of Next

El Niño fears grow as starving baby birds wash up on California beaches

 

 

CLIMATE CHANGING WATER SYSTEM

Water Source for Millions Going Away...

Colorado River Flows Drop By 15 Percent Over Last 100 Years

 

 

 

September 2

 

BRIBED DEMOCRATS APPROVE MASSIVE PG&E PROFITS AT PUBLIC EXPENSE

Dems Bow before Sauron, PGE Bribery, Pass SB 901

Two Articles: Wildfires Now Preserve PGE Profits

 

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

Rise and Fall of Diet Mythologies

Dairy not as Bad as Thought

 

 

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Top of News

 

 

 

LAST MONTHS' GENERAL NEWS

 

 

News Categories

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 & Water News

Anthropocene

 

 

Next News Page

The Future Cometh

 

Previous News Pages

December 2017

October 2017

September of 2017

 

February and March of 2017

December of 2016 and January of 2017

October and November of 2016

August and September High Sierra & Nature News

 

 

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High Sierra News & Science for September of 2018

Originally Published
2018-09-02 16:31:35

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