Winter storm brings record rainfall, rivers raging

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The latest winter storm to hit the sierra’s couldn’t decide between rain and snow. Last friday saw snow levels as low as 6700 feet with accumulations of 20-30 inches at 8000 feet and above. I got to ski Northstar at around 2 pm and can confirm the upper mountain was deep and filling in nicely with a heavy layer of snow.

IMG_7834On friday night and saturday morning warmer temps brought in the rains, and with all of that recent snowfall now be melted, I knew the rivers would be raging. We raced over to the Upper South Yuba on the western side of Donner Summit to check out a rapid called “east meets west.”

IMG_7841“East Meets West”

IMG_7878IMG_7870Not getting on this river! Although I think this drop has been run at flows nearly this high before.

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Immediately below “east meets west.”

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