April 9, 2011

Backcountry Resources

For those of you who browse the links to the right here on the home page, I've added a section called 'Backcountry Resources' where I'm listing some of the resources I use to plan trips. Generally these include forums, live web cams, weather reports, and such. If you've got a resource that you think ought to be on the list, post it here as a comment and I'll check it out. Thanks!

Andy Lewicky

ANDY LEWICKY is a Los Angeles-based writer and photographer who enjoys good books, jasmine tea, long walks in the rain, and climbing and skiing the big peaks of the California Sierra. email | follow



  1. charles says:

    this section is a great idea!
    here’s some to start.

    the basics:

    http://www.sierraavalanchecenter.org/advisory
    http://esavalanche.org/

    i check this for trip planning for spring/summer skiing, looking for good consecutive overnight freezes to avoid wet slide conditions- this example is for Tioga:

    http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/queryDaily?TES

    this guy is an esteemed weather guru, his stuff is over my head:

    http://mammothweather.com/

    this one is fun:

    http://www.pstramway.com/weather.html
    and just saw a lucky skier walk by here on his way up this morning at about 10:30 !
    http://www.pstramway.com/long-valley-cam.html

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