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


One thought on “Backcountry Resources

  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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

more Uncategorized:

Station Fire VideoStation Fire Video
Shane McConkey Dies in BASE jumping AccidentShane McConkey Dies in BASE jumping Accident
SierraDescents Blog Receives Unprecedented Fan AdulationSierraDescents Blog Receives Unprecedented Fan Adulation
Shifting Toward SummerShifting Toward Summer
Road TripRoad Trip


SIERRADESCENTS FAVORITES: