In This Week's California Backcountry Report:
Season 2 Episode 10, Atmospheric River 2: More Atmosphere, More River
There is a looming storm off the coast that could bring anywhere from 3-5 feet of snow to most of the Sierra's and Southern Cascades. This will be of much-needed relief since much of the state is running and less than 60% of the SWE (Snow Water Equivalent) as the yearly average.
In this short episode, JB and Matt take a dive into what the storm might look like in various parts of the state and contemplate what kind of avalanche problem could possibly lay ahead.
The California Backcountry Report is a big-picture "Regional View" 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 and Alpine 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. In addition to professional experience, he also serves as the President of the Sierra Avalanche Center.
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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Past Episodes of the California Backcountry Report:
CBR S1 E16 - Back To The Basics
CBR S1 E14 - Cornuary, Interview with Mountain Guide David Cressman
CBR S1 E3 - Pieps USA with Jerry Hicks