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Smoke around Mt Shasta

Anyone could assess the smoke situation for Mt Shasta please?

A couple days ago the forecast was good and now it changed again:
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.ph ... aA8jD6GPIU

Also the webcam does not look optimistic:

I’m particularly interested in the East, North and perhaps West sides of Mt Shasta and above 7,000 feet. My lungs are sensitive to air pollution and would not rather ...
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3 Trip Reports - Yosemite Clouds Rest, Sequoia Mineral King,

I finally got around to writing up a few trip reports for 3 different trips I did in the Sierra over the past few years. Note that the conditions described in the reports are not descriptions of the current conditions in these parks. However, I have included a lot of maps, pictures, and other info that may be relevant to other people. I am happy to answer any questions about the itineraries.

As far as ...
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Summit bivouacs of the Sierra

Hey friends

With this post I am hoping to hear any of your experiences sleeping on Sierra summits. Got any favorites? Cool stories?

Perhaps not a recommended practice due to exposure to the elements...and potential impacts to the summit area, but for the sake of the practice let's assume you are a well-prepared, leave no trace bivy-inclined climber well-versed in reading weather patterns.

Last weekend I stumbled up to Pyramid Peak in Tahoe much later ...
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Body of Missing Climber Found in the Palisades

http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/art ... 25147.html

A very sad and unfortunate ending to an H-80 search.
H-80 assisted Inyo County Sheriff's Department searching over two days for a missing hiker on the Thunderbolt to Mount Sill traverse. The traverse is very technical and dangerous, located at over 14,000 ft MSL, in the Sierras southwest of Bishop. Our condolences to the family and friends of the ...
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Anyone have pics from Mt. Sill southwest towards Peak 13962?

Anyone have some recent pics from Mt Sill looking southwest towards Peak 13992 (at least I think it's 13992) that you would like to post? I am interested in snow/ice conditions towards the Polemonium Glacier. Written description welcome.

Thanks in advance.
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Ritter SE glacier snow conditions

A friend and I are planning on climbing Mt. Ritter via the SE glacier in a week and a half and are considering bringing our skis. If anyone has been up there and can report on the conditions that would be great. It seems unlikely that this late in the season it would be even remotely skiable but with this crazy snow year who knows! Thanks in advance!
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Lone Pine Peak NW Slope

Wondering if there is still snow in the chute. Has anyone been up lately? Temps hot?

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Snow on Mt. Goode?

We have a day to kill on the east side next Monday and are thinking of climbing Mt. Goode, from the Bishop Pass trail. Does anyone have an idea about how much snow is left? Going up from Bishop Lake the route looks like it would be a southeast aspect so hoping large parts would be melted out.
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RJ Secor's Mysterious Unclimbed Peak

In the Third Edition of High Sierra: Peaks, Passes, and Trails, Secor mentions that he knows of one peak in the Sierra that does not have a recorded first ascent, but that he won't reveal the name or location and that he never plans to climb it himself. In 2004, he did divulge the SECOND to last unclimbed peak, and it was climbed later that year, so I totally understand why he would never reveal ...
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