Sierra Nevada Hiking

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Re: Sierra Nevada Hiking

Postby cactuspete » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:08 am

In the Shadow of White Mountain
Excellent documentary! Amazing quality!
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Re: Sierra Nevada Hiking

Postby CactusHugger » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:43 pm

Gobi Desert Dust Helps Califonia Plants Grow
I bet you didn't know that dust from the Gobi Desert makes it all the way to the Sierra Nevadas and is an important source of phosphorus for sequoias and other plants living there!
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Re: Sierra Nevada Hiking

Postby wildrose » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:55 am

White Mountain Documentary - Thanks for that post! That was a really interesting presentation and having been to the bristlecone grove and many of the other locations mentioned in the film it was particularly relevant.
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Re: Sierra Nevada Hiking

Postby cactuspete » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:51 am

wildrose: Thanks! It's the best documentary I've seen in a while. The camera work was excellent and the information presented held my interest all the way through. There were a couple spots where the script seemed to be poorly worded and a couple words seemed to have been mispronounced despite the famous narrator. But those were minor details, easily overlooked.
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Re: Sierra Nevada Hiking

Postby panamint_patty » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:15 am

Backpacking the John Muir Trail through the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California
This video makes it look so easy and effortless.
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Re: Sierra Nevada Hiking

Postby CactusHugger » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:21 pm

Second Massive Rockfall In Two Days Strikes Yosemite Valley
The reporter says that about 80 of these rockfalls occur every year, but that they seldom make the news unless someone is injured.
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Re: Sierra Nevada Hiking

Postby deathvalleyjake » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:41 am

I've been out hiking plenty of times and have looked up at massive granite rock formations and felt like I'd be smashed to smithereens if a chunk of the rock decided to fall off and crush me. So far I've been lucky, but it's like any low probability event, sometimes someone does get unlucky.
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