Winter storm brings record rainfall, rivers raging



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.



Immediately below “east meets west.”


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