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Christmas Snow

Christmas Snow

We were just about to head to the car yesterday when they suddenly opened Chair 23. A mad every-man-for-themselves dash later, Al and I flashed through an empty maze and (more)

November Snow

November Snow

I tried I tried I tried to get some classic L.A. skyline-and-snow shots, but the clouds have just not been cooperating. There is snow out there, obviously, and a lot of (more)

Ducks

Ducks

This was taken at the Whitney Fish Hatchery. I don't have anything else to go with it. I found this picture soothing. I hope you do (more)

Gorgonio & San Jacinto

Gorgonio & San Jacinto

Here's an aerial view of the north aspects of the San Bernardino Mountains and the San Jacintos, taken yesterday Feb 11, 2018. Gorgonio, at least, has more snow than I was (more)

Canyon With Kids, Reprised

Canyon With Kids, Reprised

We made it out! I don't think I've ever been as anxious about a backpacking trip as this one, but when my brother invited me to join him on a 2-night trip with his family to (more)

Mammoth

Mammoth

Thank goodness we have Mammoth! Your Southern Sierra looks an awful lot like summer right now, but atop Mammoth Mountain there's got to be a solid 12 feet or so of snow. With (more)

9500 to 1500

9500 to 1500

Was it really only two weeks ago that I was climbing in heavy rain on the ski hut trail? Snow levels have dropped from an awful 9500' to near-record 1500' in Southern (more)

San Jacinto: Fortress of Solitude

San Jacinto: Fortress of Solitude

Here's a slide show of my trip up San Jacinto Peak on Thursday. Speedster Brent and I went up the tram and then up the east face. Snowfall totals and icing were eye-popping (more)

A White Christmas

A White Christmas

Clear skies and snowy peaks is the Christmas Day forecast here in the Southland. Expect impressive coverage above 9000 feet or so, and ice forests around the snow line. (more)

West Baldy Sunset Cruise: Mesmerizing

West Baldy Sunset Cruise: Mesmerizing

I had big plans this weekend, and they ended as Big Plans often do—by delivering me a big smackdown. Friday I and partner Bill climbed to the summit of West Baldy, (more)

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