First Snow

Mammoth Mountain reports a few inches of snow over the weekend. Gloomy skies dominated the Southland yesterday as the front passed through, bringing snow to the Sierra and possibly a dusting on the local mountains as well. Winter's coming—and I'm ready for it. :)

Andy Lewicky is the author and creator of SierraDescents

Michael October 9, 2008 at 2:57 pm

Hey Andrew thought I would mention how much the Jetboil I bought (after reading your review) rocks. I had intended to walk into Evolution Basin for a few days, but the very storm you mentioned sketched me out on descending the Darwin Bench side of Lamarck Col alone on snowy talus. (The Spot just might be my next purchase as I am solo about half the time) Stayed at Lamarck Lake instead. In windy cold post storm conditions conditions, the jetboil was awesome. I experimented with putting the stove right out in the breeze, and it was barely affected. Thanks for the good advice.

Broofa October 10, 2008 at 6:59 am

I'm happy to report we just had first snow of the year here in Bend. Nothing stuck of course, but I did get to ride my bike home last night through big, fat, fluffy flakes. Winter, she's a coming. Whee!