New Snow and Possible Problems Ahead
A jammed pack episode. As the jet stream shifts to a more favorable position as a series of storms are bearing down the Sierra and Southern Cascades. Matt and JB breakdown what some of the snow totals might look like as well as what this means for avalanche problems ahead.
Also, JB and Matt take a quick overview of three recent avalanches from out of state. What are the updates on the fatalities in Idaho, and what can be learned from a near miss in Jackson Hole, Wy.
Get the low down and more.
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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