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June 2018 All High Sierra News Index | High Sierra Backpacker

June 2018 All High Sierra News Index


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 19 June 2018

 

Updated
July 4, 2018

 

LATEST HIGH SIERRA TRAIL NEWS
BELOW

 

LATEST HIGH SIERRA GENERAL NEWS
BELOW

 

LAST MONTHS' NEWS

NEXT MONTHS' NEWS

 

 

Latest
High Sierra Backpacker's News
 Man and Nature

 


June, 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.

 

Last Updated
July 4
, 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

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

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

Top

 

LAST MONTHS' TRAIL NEWS 

NEXT MONTHS' TRAIL NEWS

 

 

June, 2018
WEATHER, TERRAIN,  & TRAILS
NEWS

IMPORTANT

Storm Warnings

Tracking This Spring's Weather Trends

The Weather Page

On the Calendar

 

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 Updated 

  June 29

SEQUOIA FIRE RESTRICTIONS

Anticipating a Fierce Fire Season

Direct to Article
No Wood Fires below 6000 feet,
Sequoia, June 29, 2018.

All Tree & Forest News

 

 

GEOLOGY NEWS

Yosemite Rockfalls

Safety Analysis of Rockfall Consequences

 

 

 

June 23

 

HIGH SIERRA MOUNTAIN SAFETY

MOUNTAIN MORON SAFETY

Emergency Satellite Transponder Jackass Rescue?

 

 

 

June 22

 

SPRING on the WEST FLANK

Animal Activity Increased

Direct to Article
Sightings of bears and mountain lions increase,
Union Democrat, June 22, 2018.

High Sierra Bear Behavior

Bear News

 

 

 

June 18

 HEALTH & FITNESS

East Sierra Warning

Hantavirus

 

 

MOUNTAIN SAFETY

Lost and Found in Desolation

Day Hiker Lost, Spends Night in Desolation

 

 

MOUNTAIN SAFETY

Tourist Drowning

Tragic Accident on Middle Kaweah

 

 

 

June 13

 

MOUNTAIN SAFETY

Serious Snow Travel Accident on Mount Whitney

Pro Rescue brings Two out by Helo, One able to Self-Rescue

 

 

 

June 12

 

MOUNTAIN SAFETY

Drowning in Kaweah River

A Sign of Dangerous Fording Conditions

 

 

June 7
HIGH SIERRA CONDITIONS


Update
Calendar Entry

 

Spring of 2018
High Sierra Travel Hazards Status

 

 

 

 June 2

 

 MOUNTAIN SAFETY

Two Climbers Die on El Capitan

 

 

June 1


ECO-CRASH NEWS: TREE MORTALITY

High Sierra Forest Carnage

Forest Campgrounds Dramatically Altered

 

Related High Sierra Hazards

Snags: Camp, Trail, Cross Country and River Crossing

 

 

 

 

NEXT MONTHS' TRAIL NEWS

 

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

 

 

 

 

NEXT MONTHS' GENERAL NEWS

 

LAST MONTHS'
GENERAL
High Sierra
NEWS

 

 

 

LATEST HIGH SIERRA TRAIL NEWS ABOVE

General News Forum

 

Top of Page

 

 

HIGH SIERRA
&
GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS


NEWS
of
MAN, SCIENCE,
NATURE

 

 

June 25

 HEALTH & FITNESS, FEMALE

Female Running Shoe Test

Maximal Running Shoes Vs. Neutral Shoes

 

  

BUTTERFLY NEWS

Segment of Monarch Migration Measured

Long Fliers: One Generation's Part?

 

 

 

June 22

 

OUR FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS

Landscape of Fear or Fools?

Who's Hunting Who?

Science hunts "Fear," Wolf hunts Elk, Man hunts Wolf

 

 

 

June 21

 

CANINES

Hey Dogface: Can't Hide How You Feel from Fido

Dogs understand Emotions

 

 

 

June 19

 

CLIMATE CHANGE BLUES

BEETLEMANIA SPREADING NORTH

Study confirms beetles exploit warm winters to expand range

 

 

ECO-CRASH NEWS

Ocean Carbon Calculations Wrong?

More CO2 into Oceans than Previously Predicted?

 

 

HEALTH & FITNESS NEWS

Long Term Effects of "Ubiquitious" Endocrine Disruptors

BPA can Induce Multigenerational "Communication" Effects

 

 

 

UPDATE

BEES LOVE THE BLUES, II

 

 

 

June 18

 

HIGH SIERRA HISTORY

Annual Pony Express Re-creation

Pony Express riding through on Thursday

 

 

GEOLOGY NEWS

New Earthquake Mechanism Identified in CA

"Slow" Earthquakes Change Risk Probabilities on San Andreas

 

 

ECO-BROADLY CRASHING NEWS

Scope & Depth of Warming Explored

Looks at Temp Models in the Past & Future

 

 

GLOBAL WARMING NEWS

Hansen is Correct

The Climate has already Radically Changed, and is Still Rapidly Changing

 

 

THE ARIDIFICATION OF THE SW

Growing into the Jaws of Doom

Colorado River, Lakes Mead & Powell going below 50%

 

 

 

ECO-CRASH RESEARCH: BIRDS

Multiplex of Environmental Factors Failing

Juvenile Albatross at Risk in Warming Arctic

 

 

 

June 15

 

CLIMATE CRASH NEWS: ICE

2018 Status of All Antarctic Ice

Ice Loss Triples

 

 

CLIMATE CRASH NEWS: ICE

Status of East Antarctic Ice

Will E Ant Melt? Will Humans Exceed Pliocene CO2? Stay Tuned?

 

 

 

 June 14

 

AMAZING NATURE

Dept of Flying Spiders

The Complex Webs Nature Weaves

 

 

 

ASTROPHYSICS NEWS

Gravity is Hungry

Fireworks as Black Hole Observed Eating a Star

 

 

 

June 13

 

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

Lives of Big, Old Trees

Mariposa Grove Restoration Complete

 

 

 

WATER NEWS

Ending an Era
Watching the Transformation of The Sierra and Lake Tahoe

Tahoe Clarity at Lowest Ever

 

 

 

 

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Top of News

 

 

 

 

June 12

 

 

ASTRO-PHYSICS NEWS

How the Milky Way Came to Be

Galactic Evolution

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WATER & CLIMATE NEWS

Major Producers Facing Major Disruptions

Warming to Disrupt Global Corn Production

 

2018 Water Woes Deepening in the Southwest

No Solution for Crazy Development Using more Water during Drying Times

 

 

HEALTH & FITNESS NEWS

 

Bacterial Microscopic Magic

Bacteria Moving Effectively to Counter Human Antibiotic Effectiveness

Two DNA HUNTERS reports: Bacterial DNA Spearing and Plasmid Sharing

  

 

FOOD & HEALTH

 

Medicinal Nutrition

Foods that Fight Disease

 

 

 

 June 11

 

ANTHROPOCENE

Humans are equal to The Big Volcano and The Big Rock from Space?

How do you like your frogs cooked? Self & Slow, or Naturally Quick?

 

 

 

June 6

 

DEEP WATER-THIN ICE

End of the Line for Massive Iceberg

B-15z Gonna Bite the Dust

 

 

 

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Top of News

 

 

 

June 5

 

THE END OF AN AGE

The Age of Humans

Human Effects Equal Chicxulub Climate Disruption

 

 

Seasonal Changes & Fire Triggers

The New Normal Quantified
2017 FIRE SEASON

2017: 71K Fires, 66 Lives Lost, 18 Billion Dollars, Much More to Come

 

 

ASTROPHYSICS & THE NATURE OF REALITY

Resolving Discrepancies in Universal Standards & Measurements

Correlating the Parameters of The Standard Model of our Universe

 

 

OCEAN FERTILITY CRASHING

What Happened? Retrospective View of The Blob

Human Caused Ocean Instabilities Caused-Causing Massive Die-Offs

 

 

Top of Page

Top of News

 

 

 

 June 4

 

Atomic Clock Astrophysics

Another High Precision Measurement

Einstein’s Gravity Consistent on Moving Earth

 

 

Space Mysteries

Is there a Planet Nine or Not?

Two Theories to Explain Weird Outer Solar System Orbits, One says No Planet Nine

 

 

 

June 3

 

ASTRONOMY

1st Celestial Direct Hit Detected Before Impact

Direct to Article

Tiny Asteroid Discovered Saturday Disintegrates Hours Later Over Southern Africa,
NASA, June 3, 2018.

Astronomy & Astro-Physics News

 

 

 

June 1

 

CALIFORNIA WATER SCAM: THE DEVILS STRAWS

Next Step in the Destruction of California's Ecology

No Vote for You!

 

 

 

 

 

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Top of News

 

 

 

LAST MONTHS' GENERAL NEWS

 NEXT 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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2018-06-01 17:24:17 -0700

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