February 28, 2006 Current Conditions

Okay, it Rained—a Lot

Word from Mount Baldy is that the ski area received a staggering 8-10 inches of rain. A little colder, and that one storm could have turned the season around down here in the San Gabriel Mountains. All is not lost, however. Mammoth and the Southern Sierra were utterly hammered by this last storm: 5 feet (more...)...

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February 19, 2006 Tuttle Creek Shakedown Skiing

Tuttle Creek Shakedown

I’ve been trying to think of a good motto for this website, and one of my ideas, which seems especially apt right now, is “We make the mistakes so you don’t have to.” My trip up Tuttle Creek was certainly educational, in the sense that I was well-schooled by the mountain. For all you snow-campers (more...)...

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February 6, 2006 Skiing

Telluride

Home Again, Home Again…after many happy memories in Telluride (and 35 inches of new snow in seven days), we’re back once again in sunny, snowless SoCal. Conditions here in the local mountains remain pretty bleak, with the storm track remaining well to the north, so I’ve been adding a few more shots to the Photo (more...)...

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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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