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Halloween

Halloween

I know Halloween is a ghosts and goblins holiday, but for me it's snow time. Even here in the basin leaves are falling, and high country snow is either here or near. For me (more)

Will There Be Snow?

Will There Be Snow?

Will there be snow? For Southern California skiers it is the eternal question. As leaves turn and temperatures drop, memories of winters past begin to swirl like snowflakes (more)

October

October

Fall colors arrive and my thoughts turn to winter. For me, October is the most contemplative of months. An in-between place in which we mark the end of one cycle, in which we (more)

Notes For A Film

Notes For A Film

(characters will interact/argue with narrator) Opening shots of Death Valley. Stark. Bleak. Desolate. SUPER: "If Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, (more)

What I’m Doing (And Not Doing)

What I'm Doing (And Not Doing)

Here's sunset on Coronado Island, just off San Diego. Having spent the past weekend wandering about, I have the say the place is very impressive—almost as nice as Santa (more)

2005: Origins

2005: Origins

SierraDescents officially started in November 2005 (when the first post appeared), but I tend to think the site began during the 2004-2005 winter, when I was extensively (more)

The Agonies of Digital Media

The Agonies of Digital Media

For those of you with not a bit of digital data in any form, I envy you. You must be out there, somewhere, perhaps as part of some primitive tribe living deep within an (more)

Skiing’s Man-Made Future

Skiing's Man-Made Future

As I contemplate the reality of what appears to be the worst Sierra winter any of us have ever seen, I find myself thinking about the obvious importance snowmaking is going to (more)

Blind to the Bishop

Blind to the Bishop

Over the years I've become increasingly fascinated with the discrepancy between Reality and my perception of it. If you've never contemplated this divide, discovering it is (more)

The West’s Fiery Future

The West's Fiery Future

If you want a canary in the coalmine for climate change in the western U.S., try Northern Arizona's Coconino National Forest. The forest features the world's largest (more)

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About SierraDescents

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.

Pray for snow.