The wimpy Sierra winters over the past three years have taken their toll not only on the water supplies for the Valley but also on the High Sierra. This view, from the very top of Big Sam on the Pacific Crest Trail, shows Lost Lake in September. Even in September, there are usually snow banks dotting the landscape at the 10,000-foot plus elevations. Not in 2014 or 2013, either.
The wimpy Sierra winters over the past three years have taken their toll not only on the water supplies for the Valley but also on the High Sierra. This view, from the very top of Big Sam on the Pacific Crest Trail, shows Lost Lake in September. Even in September, there are usually snow banks dotting the landscape at the 10,000-foot plus elevations. Not in 2014 or 2013, either. Jeff Jardine jjardine@modbee.com
The wimpy Sierra winters over the past three years have taken their toll not only on the water supplies for the Valley but also on the High Sierra. This view, from the very top of Big Sam on the Pacific Crest Trail, shows Lost Lake in September. Even in September, there are usually snow banks dotting the landscape at the 10,000-foot plus elevations. Not in 2014 or 2013, either. Jeff Jardine jjardine@modbee.com

Jeff Jardine

Sorry, Boston, you’ll get no sympathy from parched Californians

March 18, 2015 7:08 PM

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