Spring in the Alpine: Tips for Backcountry Travel

2021-04-02T08:39:40-07:00April 2nd, 2021|Blog|

Can we talk about how wonderful spring in the Eastern Sierra is? Down here at the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Associations headquarters in Bishop, birds are chirping, trees are blossoming, and warm temperatures mean t-shirts and flip flops once again. But up high in the mountains, it still feels like winter, with fun skiing conditions and beautiful views.   Just because the roads up into the mountains will soon be opening doesn’t mean that we’re in the clear for avalanche danger, though. And these are not just tips for skiers and snowboarders: hikers, snowmobilers, and snowshoers could inadvertently find themselves in avalanche terrain. Even if trail you’re traveling isn’t steep, you may be surrounded by slopes that carry avalanche danger for those beneath them. This week, we partnered with the Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center to give you a few tips for spring [...]

The Inyo Register: SnowSchool offered to local students

2020-01-30T13:43:32-08:00January 30th, 2020|Blog|

ESIA and Friends of the Inyo provide instructors who deliver the Winter Wildlands Alliance's SnowSchool to local fifth grade students in Bishop and Mammoth Lakes. The program is divided into sessions, allowing instructors to meet with the students three times over the course of the school year. The Inyo Register published an article about the first in-class session of the program in their January 28th issue. Thank you everyone at The Inyo Register for sharing information on this important program and some facts on snow science as well. Read the article.