Atmospheric River On The Way

California Backcountry Report Logo for snow and avalanche conditionsIn This Week's California Backcountry Report: 

Atmospheric River On The Way!

Another week brings another storm system with a crazy name on the way.  JB breaks down what exactly what is an Atmospheric River and what it means for the Sierra and Southern Cascades.

JB also breaks down the last storm cycle and some of the types of avalanches that were observed.  What have our avalanche problems been and what exactly do those facets in the bottom of the snowpack mean?

Disclaimer:  The avalanche report is a big-picture discussion of what is going on with the weather and snowpack for a large region.  This isn't intended as travel advice and shouldn't be taken as such.  It is incumbent on all backcountry users to get educated, make their own quality observations, and make their own evidence-based decisions.


About The California Backcountry Report

The California Backcountry Report is a weekly podcast run throughout the wintertime that tracks weather, snowpack, avalanche activity, and the backcountry community at large.

Your Host JB Brown is an AMGA Certified Ski Guide, IFMGA Aspirant Mountain Guide, and is Avalanche Level 3 Certified.  JB has been guiding in avalanche terrain since 2006 both as a climber and as a skier.

Producer and Co-host Matt Mahaney is guides alpine rock climbing and ice climbing throughout the High Sierra for SWS Mountain Guides.  While he doesn't ski much he brings a wealth of avalanche knowledge and experience through a lifetime working and recreating in the mountain.

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