Monthly Archives: February 2016

Blow, Mountain Wind!

Sometimes when recently-fallen snow lies soft and loose on the slopes and high peaks, a broad, wild, gusty wind blows across the mountains from east to west, opposite the normal direction. Pressure gradients have shifted, and the range is enveloped in a river … Continue reading

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Winter views

When the snow is on the ground, make your way to an open ridgetop. There, the high divides stretch across your view. Long slopes, which in summer would be talus slopes, rock slabs and pocket meadows, now are broad, graceful expanses … Continue reading

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