February 24, 2020 WWSRA 2020-2021 Ski Reviews Gear

WWSRA 2020-2021 Ski Reviews

Available now for your viewing pleasure are my 2020-2021 ski reviews (more...)...

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February 13, 2020 Sierra Snowpack Update Current Conditions

Sierra Snowpack Update

We were off to such a good start this winter, but the storm spigot closed essentially at the end of December (more...)...

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February 9, 2020 Dave McCoy people

Dave McCoy

Dave McCoy, who walked into a Bishop bank in the 1930’s and offered his motorcycle as collateral (more...)...

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January 27, 2020 Snow Valley Sunday Current Conditions

Snow Valley Sunday

Sunday at Snow Valley was a handsome day, starting out mostly cloudy and then finishing off with a nice burst of sunshine in the afternoon (more...)...

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January 17, 2020 Backcountry Photography Rule #1 Video

Backcountry Photography Rule #1

Oh this was a tough day, and I came within a whisker of just burying the footage and trying to forget about it entirely. Here is how bad this day was (more...)...

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January 16, 2020 Vail, All These Years Later Colorado

Vail, All These Years Later

Originally an unnamed Colorado sheep hill near the training grounds for the US Army’s 10th Mountain Division, Vail was born in winter 1957 (more...)...

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January 11, 2020 The San Francisco Peaks Skiing

The San Francisco Peaks

Truly, Northern Arizona’s San Francisco Peaks are a little slice of backcountry heaven. It’s a small mountain, relatively (more...)...

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December 29, 2019 San Jacinto Grind Current Conditions

San Jacinto Grind

A truism of Southern California is you don’t get good SoCal skiing unless you risk getting bad SoCal skiing (more...)...

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December 25, 2019 Christmas Snow Current Conditions

Christmas Snow

We were just about to head to the car yesterday when they suddenly opened Chair 23 (more...)...

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November 30, 2019 November Snow Current Conditions

November Snow

I tried I tried I tried to get some classic L.A. skyline-and-snow shots, but the clouds have just not been cooperating (more...)...

Posted in Current Conditions | 9 Comments

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When there is snow, SierraDescents is Andy Lewicky's California backcountry skiing and mountaineering website. Without snow, sierradescents becomes an ill-tempered hiking and climbing blog.

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