The Case for PLBs

I started carrying a PLB several years ago, after the weight and price of these devices finally fit my tolerance level. My hiking style hasn’t changed one iota since I started carrying my PLB. I’ve never used it and I don’t intend to ever use it (just like my First Aid Kit… should I stop carrying THAT, too?) But no one ever intends to have an accident.

Sierra Nevada Lightning Safety

Length of the storms vary but most start around 1-2 pm and last till 4-5 pm, but there are exceptions like storms (with lightening) lasting till 2-3 am, or starting early morning, but these are much more rare occurrences.

Sierra Snowpack and Stream Flow Data / Maps

Listing some of the available online resources for obtaining Sierra Nevada snow pack, river and stream flow data/info.