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2010 News Archives

nov 09

Examiner.com: Here's some tips for backpacking in the fall season. It's a great time to explore the Sierra (no mosquitos, fall colors, few people), but you need to know what you're getting into.

nov 09

Los Angeles Times: Shhhhhh..... don't tell anyone. Fall is the best time to explore the east side of the Sierra Nevada. Why go all the way to the east coast for fall colors when you can just head down 395!

nov 09

hikespeak.com: If you enjoy wandering through the world wide web in search of your next backcountry adventure, check out the Sierra Nevada section of hikespeak.com. In depth trail descriptions, photos of various destinations, interactive maps... it's a wilderness techie's dream.

jul 07

Calaveras Enterprise: Near the end of this article about the Mokelumne Wilderness you'll realize the internet is really just one big circle... but it's still worth checking out.

jul 01

Fresno Bee: Have you ever been to George Lake in the Kaiser Wilderness? I haven't... but I think I might have to go check it out after reading this portrait in the Fresno Bee.

jun 30

Visalia Times: It might feel like an oven in the central valley, but there's still snow in the high sierra. If you're planning a weekend backpack trip in Sequoia National Park take a look at this piece about spring conditions in the area.

jun 30

Visalia Times: It might feel like an oven in the central valley, but there's still snow in the high sierra. If you're planning a weekend backpack trip in Sequoia National Park take a look at this piece about spring conditions in the area.

may 05

Forest Service: The Eldorado National Forest is looking for volunteers to work in the Desolation Wilderness near Lake Tahoe. Interested in starting a career in the wilderness? Check out the Eldorado Volunteer Page for more info.

may 05

LA Times: Here's some brainstorm ideas for Sierra road trips from the LA Times. Time to start thinking about summer adventures...

apr 09

sierrawild.gov: News Flash - sierraNEVADAwild.gov and sierrawildBEAR.gov have combined to form this new uber Sierra website. Everything you loved about those sites is still here... only better. Take a gander and kick us some feedback on how this site can continue to improve.

apr 08

SF Chronicle: In recent years a surprising number of illegal marijuana farms have started showing up in wilderness areas across the Sierra Nevada.

apr 08

mountainproject.com: Looking for climbing ideas? Want to ask a question about that obscure corner of that isolated wilderness area? Perhaps one of the forums on mountainproject.com will have an answer.

mar 20

Merced Sun Star: If you're reading this news post you probably like the Sierra Nevada and the internet. This article profiles another site where the two come together: sierranevadageotourism.org. Definitely worth taking a few minutes to check out.

mar 08

Mercury News: One of America's most influential wilderness advocates, Edgar Wayburn, died this week. As president of the Sierra Club and driving force behind the preservation of many wilderness areas throughout the west, Wayburn was a central character in America's wilderness history.

feb 27

SWG: Curious what happened to the old sierraNEVADAwild.gov? It's been replaced, along with SierraWildBear.Gov, by sierrawild.gov, the new centralized source for all your sierra wilderness needs. Spread the word, add the link, and check back often for the latest Sierra wilderness news.

feb 26

bakersfield.com: Looking for a volunteer gig in the wilderness? This article about the High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew offers up an easy way to get involved.

feb 26

Volunteer: The American Hiking Society is looking for volunteers for a project in the John Muir Wilderness to be completed in July, 2010.

feb 26

youtube.com: Yosemite National Park is on YouTube! Check out the "Nature Notes" video series online. (Great job Steve!)

feb 26

Hanford Sentinel: Heavy rain and snow are good for California's water needs, but has it been enough? This article takes a look at how recent weather has effected the Sierra snow pack.

feb 26

everytrail.com: For you techie wilderness folks out there... here's a nifty site where you can view other people's backcountry adventures without leaving the comfort of your own lazy-boy. Everytrail.com lets you track your trip and post images along the way. Too much technology in the wilderness? Interesting question...

feb 07

NPR - Living On Earth: Do you know what to do when a bear shows up in your campsite? On this radio segment NPR correspondent Jeff Young finds out from Sequoia and Kings Canyon wildlife biologist Rachel Mazur. Also check out Rachel's book "If You Were a Bear."

feb 07

Fresno Bee: So, what's a "snow pillow" anyway? This article explains how these sensors enable state officials to predict how much water is stored in the Sierra snow pack each winter.

feb 01

Inyo National Forest: In this Press Release, the Inyo announces plans to use aerial patrols to look for snowmobilers who stray into "off-limit" areas of the Forest.

jan 29

Yosemite NP: Yosemite National Park announces interim program for Half Dome Day Use Permits. If you want to hike to the top of Half Dome on a weekend or holiday, read this news release.

jan 19

Sierra Avalanche Center: Curious about avalanche conditions? Check out the Sierra Avalanche Center for recent snow conditions. Here's a recent forecast for the Carson Pass area near the Mokelumne Wilderness.

jan 19

SF Examiner: Samuel Hoff takes a spin into the John Muir Wilderness from Big Pine. Get some beta for your next alpine backpacking trip in his trip report

jan 05

wilderness.net: Interested in following wilderness issues? Wilderness.Net is now publishing a wildernessnet twitter feed. Good Stuff...