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Baja California Almanac - availablity update

Hi folks,

FYI update on availability of the Baja California Almanac and the Baja California Peninsula Detailed Topographic Map (Fold-out, 2015 version):

"Landon died, and although he had completed (or nearly completed) the maps in early 2015 he did not get the chance to publish it.
I have posted a digital copy of the updated book and fold-out map here on the website for personal, non-commercial use. They are both flattened/rasterized.
There will not be ...

Great Basin Skiing

Backcountry skiers/riders - would love beta on late winter/early spring skiing in vicinity of Wheeler Peak in Great Basin Nat'l Park. Going to reconnoiter the area in two weeks, but certainly appreciate some live knowledge of access and aspects for "typical" winter into spring. :)
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Thru Hikers

I spent 3 days at the Vermillion Valley Resort in early August, coincidentally right after it had been taken over by new Owners. I enjoyed being around the thru hikers stopping there for re-supply. It reminded me of when I hiked the JMT years ago. Now, after one month of operation, the Resort apparently has to close. That's tough for the new Owners, but what about the thru hikers counting on picking up supplies? And ...
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spring 2022 - partner for 6000-7000 climb | nepal


I'm looking to see if i can find anyone with a similar idea of climbing something in the himalaya next spring.

ideally nepal - the greener, the better (way too much india and desertic-transhimalaya in the last years, for me..).
something 6000 up to 7000.

No guided tours, no super-famous crowded peaks, no fixed ropes etc. Alpine style or something in that direction - as much as possible.
I'm 31, i have good experience ...
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The Sierra Nevada in CA closed


For two weeks ...... my bet it ends for the season. We have a month or more before any kind of rains hit.
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Caldor Fire ~ Desolation Wilderness, Calif

An FYI, The Caldor Fire is raging in The Sierra. Started in the foothills south of Placerville and moved quickly north. My wife and I had to evacuate from our home in Pollock but our home will be OK. The fire has moved up the highway 50/S Fork American River corridor and is encroaching on Desolation Wilderness. The fire is also too close to South Lake Tahoe. Luck and prayers are needed.
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Cancelled "Backpacker" subscription: sick of woke BS

I used to enjoy "Backpacker" and have subscribed for years, but lately they have been publishing article after article of woke nonsense (e.g. weighing in on Stone Mountain) which has absolutely nothing to do with the outdoors, including in-your-face tokenism and finger-wagging. I get into the mountains to get away from the garbage of modern city life. I don't want it following me like a tin can tied to a cat's tail. Anyone else here ...
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Tarn east of Humphreys?

Has anyone seen the tarn east of Humphreys in the last couple of weeks? Any water?
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Mt. Sill via North Couloir

Hello - I am new to the Forum and was hoping any recent hikers/climbers to the Palisade Glacier and Mt. Sill North Couloir route could provide information regarding the condition of the glacier and whether or not ice axe/crampons are needed to get to Glacier Notch and up the North Couloir. I am hoping to climb Mt. Sill with my son in two weeks and want to make sure I am taking all of the ...
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Muriel Peak from Piute Pass? Muriel Peak from Piute Pass?

I was looking into hiking Muriel Peak but the info on the page is very limited. What's the easiest way to get up the peak from Piute Pass? Alpine Col seems way out of the way, so the Keyhole maybe? Anyone have a Topo map with the route or a good description?
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