October 14, 2009

SMS Potluck and Snow

Time to enable the snow script! Mammoth reports 14" of new snow in the past 24 hours, and down here in the Basin we've been soggy since yesterday morning, making this a very, very impressive October storm for California—and much needed!

This Saturday, October 17th, the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter Ski Mountaineer's Section kicks off the coming ski season with its annual pot-luck get together. Along with food there will also be a gear swap, as well as trip planning. As always, this is a great opportunity to meet ski partners, find mentors, and just generally have a good time with folks who like to ski the backcountry. The SMS will be 75 years old this November, surely making it one of the oldest ski clubs in the U.S. (and evidence of the unexpectedly rich ski tradition here in sunny Southern California). Happy Anniversary SMS!

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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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