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

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


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 29 September 2019

 

Last Updated
September 30, 2019

 

LATEST HIGH SIERRA TRAIL NEWS
BELOW

 

LATEST HIGH SIERRA GENERAL NEWS
BELOW

 

OCTOBER ALL HIGH SIERRA NEWS

AUGUST ALL HIGH SIERRA NEWS

 

Latest
High Sierra Backpacker's News
 Man and Nature

 
September
, 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
September
30, 2019

 

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
AUGUST HIGH SIERRA NEWS

Next Month
OCTOBER 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

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 EQUINOX
September 23, below.
12:07:05
Equal, now days shrinking by 2:30 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

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

 

 

 

OCTOBER HIGH SIERRA TRAIL NEWS

AUGUST HIGH SIERRA TRAIL NEWS

LATEST HIGH SIERRA GENERAL NEWS BELOW

Trail News Forum

September 2019
WEATHER, TERRAIN,  & TRAILS
NEWS

IMPORTANT

The Weather Page

On the Calendar

Storm Warnings

 

Top of Page

 Updated  

 September 29

WEATHER: FALL SNOW

Snow Squall Clearing

Fall to Winter 2019-2020 Update

 

 

 

September 28

 

HIGH SIERRA WEATHER

Early Winter of 2018 Begins?

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY

 

 

 

September 27

 

HIGH SIERRA WEATHER

2019 Fire Season Over?

COLD
HAZARD
RENO--CARSON PASS
"...STRONG COLD FRONT THIS WEEKEND WITH WELL BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES INTO NEXT WEEK..."

"...with breezy winds, rain, snow,
and much colder weather returning for the weekend."

 

FULL FALL KIT
NOW REQUIRED

 

Graphical Weather Forecasts

NorCal Graphics

All Graphics

Hazards

High Sierra Calendar

 

 

 

September 23

 

CLOCK, COMPASS, & CLIMATE: EARTH'S ORBITAL ALINGMENT

Fall Equinox

TEXT
This Fall Equinox
A Fine Astronomical Description,
In The Sky.

IMAGE
Astronomy Picture of the Day
The Seasonal Range of the Sun Across the Sky

VIDEO
Equinoxes and Solstices:
A Terrestrial Year from Space,
APOD, March 19, 2017.

 

Trail Guide

Celestial Resources,
Simulators, Star Charts, Astro Data, Deep Space & Our Galaxy... 

 

 

September 20

 

WARMING TREES & FORESTS BURNING

Climate Warming Directly Responsible for 400% Increase in California Fires

Rising Global Temperatures Increasing Size & Intensity of California’s Fire Season

 

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS

Australian Drought Deepening

The drought is now so severe it is biting in even the greenest corners of the country,
ABC AU, September 15, 2019.

Related
Our Hot as Holy Hell New World: Melbourne & Sydney 50-degree Celsius days

 

 

ECO-CRASHING WEATHER: TS IMELDA & HURRICANE HARVEY

Imelda & Harvey: 2 Hundred Year Storm-Floods in Three Years?!

Two Media Reports, Research on Harvey and Storm Intensification

 

 

 

September 19

 

CLIMATE CRASHING NEWS

NOAA: Assessing the Global Climate

August 2019 Second Hottest August Ever

 

 

 

September 18

 

WEATHER WISE

Approaching Fall, 2019 Implications & Context of Early Season Snow

 

 

 

September 16

 

FIRST PRECIP
Weak Front from North

Early AM
Light Snow Sweeps
Sierra Crest

Maybe an Inch on High Points 

Cooler temps, but still well within full comfort zone of Summer Gear Kit.

Nonetheless, the spectre of early cold and snow has arisen...(?)

 

 

High Sierra Calendar
with
Extensive
Weather Page Resources

"This instant trend of cooling and snow is, or should be, easily handled by our standard Summertime Pack, which anticipates dealing with below freezing and snow events. "

 

 

SUMMER 2019

End of Season Report

Not a Hot Year: Less Blue-Green Algae

September 16 Late Summer Report...
Winter snow standing deep into Spring this year, plus temperate Summer Temps, brought minimal Green Water to the High Sierra (and California) this year.

Blue Green Algae Page

 

 

 

September 10

 

OCEANS, ICE, WATER, & THE BLOB

Massive 2019 Blob Forms

New Marine Heatwave Emerges off West Coast, Resembles "the Blob."

 

 

 

Top of Trail News

Top of Page

 

 

 

LAST MONTHS'
AUGUST
TRAIL, WEATHER, & TERRAIN

High Sierra
NEWS 

 

OCTOBER TRAIL, WEATHER, TERRAIN, HIGH SIERRA NEWS

 

 

 OCTOBER GENERAL HIGH SIERRA NEWS

 

LAST MONTHS'
AUGUST
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


SEPTEMBER
2019

 

NEWS
of
MAN,
NATURE,
&
THEIR VARIOUS
INTERFACES

 

Updated

 

FALL
2019

 

September 30

BIRDS: DESERT HEATING BEATING BIRDS

Rising Heat Isolated as Main Cause of Desert Bird Declines

Collapse of Desert Bird Populations Due to Heat Stress from Climate Change

 

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS: CO2 FEEDBACK LOOPS

Tropical Soils, Microbes, and Heat Add Up to 10% More CO2

Microbes in Warm Soils Released More Carbon Than Those in Cooler Soils 

 

 

 

September 29

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS: AUSTRALIAN DROUGHT DEEPENS

Direct to Articles

Australian towns prepare for the day when the water is gone,
Digital Journal, September 28, 2019.

Drought Exacerbates Australian Fires,
NASA Earth Observatory, September 14, 2019.

Related Recent Heatwave News

Previous on this
Australian Drought

August 2019
Europe Frequently Frying During Summer of 2019

August 2019
Japan Heatwaves Kills 60+, Hospitalizes near 20,000

July 2018
Climate News (updated): Cape Town gets a Break, "Day Zero" Posponed

 

 

Recent Heatwave Research & Links

July 2018
Climate-Driven Anthropocene: Killing Ourselves and Everything Else with Heatwaves

 

 

 

September 28

 

ECOCRASH NEWS: UNPRECEDENTED MODERN CO2 LEVELS

A Human First

Humankind Did Not Live With a High-Carbon Dioxide Atmosphere Until 1965

 

 

OCEANS, WARMING, O2, & EXTINCTION

Modern Record Tracking Lau/Kozlowskii Extinction Event

Oxygen Depletion in Ancient Oceans Caused Major Mass Extinction

 

 

 

September 27

 

GLACIERS

Direct to Article

An Entire Alpine Glacier Might Collapse Any Moment, And People Are Being Evacuated,
Science Alert, September 27, 2019.

Italian Alps, Planpincieux Glacier

"...the lower portion of the glacier was moving 19 to 23 inches (48 to 58 cm) per day..."

Also See
April 2019
Euro Glaciers Gone by 2100

All Ocean, Water, & Ice News

 

 

 

September 26

 

ASTROPHYSICS: BLACK HOLE HUNGRY

Black Hole Eats Sun-Sized Star

NASA’s TESS Mission Spots Its 1st Star-Shredding Black Hole

 

 

GROUNDWATER IS FOR FIGHTING: SGMA

Farming Overproduction in The Valley Hits the Wall with SGMA

California Farmers Face ‘Catastrophic’ Water Restrictions. Can They Adapt to Survive?

 

 

ASTROPHYSICS, & THE NATURE OF REALITY

Black Hole Relativistic Accretion Disk Behavior

NASA Visualization Shows a Black Hole's Warped World

 

 

BIRDS

Abstract Bird Communication Skills

Jackdaws Learn from Each Other about 'Dangerous' Humans

 

 

 

September 25

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS: CLIMATE CHANGE-GLOBAL WARMING

For the Skeptics

Straight Talk From an Expert on Climate Change

 

 

ARCHAEOLOGICAL CLIMATE & WEATHER

We've Got to Look Deep into the Past to Find Equal Magnitudes of Change,
to Put Ourselves into Our Proper Historical Perspective

Study of Ancient Climate Suggests Future Warming Could Accelerate

 

 

 

September 24

 

NEWS of WATER, FISH, OCEANS, & ICE
The Arctic Summer Sea Ice Minimum

Annual Downtrend of Arctic Ice Continues

Arctic Sea Ice Reaches Second Lowest Minimum in Satellite Record 

 

 

SUMMER
2019

 

September 20

 

WARMING TREES & FORESTS BURNING

Climate Warming Directly Responsible for 400% Increase in California Fires

Rising Global Temperatures Increasing Size & Intensity of California’s Fire Season

 

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS: MASSIVE BIRD DECLINE

Bye, Bye Birdie!

Nearly Three Billion Fewer Birds in North America since 1970

 

 

 

September 18

 

SKEETER NEWS

Mosquito News: Screwing with Nature Blows Up in Brazil's Face...

Failed GM Mosquito Control Experiment may have Strengthened Wild Bugs

 

 

 

September 16

 

ASTROPHYSICS & THE NATURE OF REALITY

"God's" Gong Show: Merging Black Holes Ring Like Bells

'Ringing' Black Hole validates Einstein's General Relativity

 

 

OCEANS, ICE, WATER, PLASTICS, & HEALTH

Tampa Bay is a Great Pool of Microplastics, & it is Likely Your Bay or Waterway is Too

Four Billion Particles of Microplastics Discovered in Major Body of Water

 

 

 

September 10

 

HEALTH FITNESS, BRAIN HEALTH & COGNITION

Physical Fitness Correlated with Intellectual Fitness

The Fast and the Curious: Fitter Adults Have Fitter Brains

 

 

HEALTH, FITNESS, FAT, & AGING

Your Physical Fate Awaits: Aging Slows Fat Cell Turnover

New Study Shows Why People Gain Weight as They Get Older

 

 

NATURE IS AMAZING: ASTROPHYSICS, "STEVE"

More EM Fun

It's not Aurora, it's STEVE

 

 

NATURE IS AMAZING: SUPERBOLTS

Electromagnetic Nature of Reality Full of Superbolt Lightening Surprises!

Lightning 'superbolts' form over oceans from November to February

 

 

OCEANS, ICE, WATER, & THE BLOB

Massive 2019 Blob Forms

New Marine Heatwave Emerges off West Coast, Resembles "the Blob."

 

 

 

September 9

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS: LAND-ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES

Finding an Increasing Extreme Land-Atmospheric Feedback Loop

New Feedback Phenomenon Found to Drive Increasing Drought and Aridity

 

 

 

September 8

 

ANTHROPOCENE

We Changed the Trajectory of Life & Climate on Earth Long, Long Ago...

Archaeological Assessment reveals Earth's Early Transformation through Land Use

 

 

 

September 6

 

HEALTH, FITNESS, SODA POP, & DEATH

Death in a 16oz Bottle

Soft Drinks Associated with Risk of Death

 

 

POTENTIAL ANTHROPOCENE-ECO-CRASH NEWS: NUKE WAR

Grim New Model Updates 2007 Model Run: Nuke War Still Bad News

Nuclear Winter Would Threaten Nearly Everyone on Earth

 

 

 

OCTOBER ALL HIGH SIERRA GENERAL NEWS

 

AUGUST HIGH SIERRA GENERAL NEWS

 

 

 

Top of General News

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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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