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Sierra Nevada Hiking

Postby sierra_jim » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:15 am

Tungsten: A Treasure of the Sierra Nevada
I'd imagine that many of you have been up to Pine Creek and seen the big mining operation up there.
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Postby sierra_jim » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:16 am

Climbing Mt. Tom, Bishop, CA
Here's another video highlighting the area up around Bishop.
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Postby deathvalleyjake » Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:36 pm

Golden Trout- Liquid Gold
Quite an itinerary and a lot of fishing!
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Postby CrustyOldFart » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:31 pm

The Dharma Bums of Matterhorn Peak
Excellent video trip report! This was last July and there was a lot of snow then, but there will probably be even more this summer!
Telegraph decides to take a group mountaineering course with California Alpine Guides to get the A team all on the same skills tract. Matterhorn Peak of the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains is also the peak Jack Kerouac attempt to climb in the classic book The Dharma Bums. In this video we let some of his passages drive our adventure.

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Postby sierra_jim » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:55 pm

VLOG #6 - A Hike to Palisade Glacier
Palisade Glacier (the southernmost glacier in North America) more or less disappeared last year, but hopefully it rebounds this year!
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Postby BoraxBill » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:13 pm

Snowpack survey yields good news
Double the normal snowpack for March in the southern Sierra. Expect roads and passes to open a bit later than usual this year!
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Postby wildrose » Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:12 am

GoPro: Skating the High Sierras
If a cool ranger caught these guys with their skateboards, the ranger would probably just tell them to stop it, explain why what they're doing is harmful, and give them a warning. A hardcore ranger would arrest them and charge them with some form of vandalism. They seem clueless when it comes to wilderness ethics.
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Postby James Sel » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:26 am

^...and its GoPro promoting it.
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Postby CrustyOldFart » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:09 am

wildrose: Clueless maybe, but more likely they think they're getting away with something and they're bragging about it by posting a video of their antics. It would be totally awesome if they were tracked down and massively fined. That would be true justice!
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Postby deathvalleyjake » Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:17 am

Sierra Snowpack Survey - BoraxBill - Not only will roads and passes be clogged with snow possibly into June or July, but streams will be potentially dangerous for hikers trying to cross them. This could be an interesting year in the High Sierras!
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