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    The 2021 alpine climbing season is here.  Over the last month Sierra Mountain Guides has conducted trips from Matterhorn Peak in the north to Lone Pine Peak and Mount Whitney in the south.  A light winter means trail access is great to reach the sheltered...

    Well folks it’s been a pretty dang good season for ice climbing here in the Eastern Sierra, if you went to Lee Vining that is! Just kidding June Lake had some stellar days too! As well as a couple other early season backcountry zones. This...

    Fall is quickly approaching, temperatures are dropping and the rock climbing season in Bishop is upon us! Well to be honest the climbing on the east side is amazing year round but Fall is when this zone really shines and there are two areas that...

    by SMG Guide Geoff Unger [Ed: Geoff offers the perspective of an accomplished IFMGA Mountain Guide who has recently come to explore and appreciate the Sierra Nevada as a world class destination for climbing and alpine guiding. Glad to have him on the SMG team!]  As the spring...

    Happy spring Eastern Sierra skiers and riders! Hope you are enjoying the Sierra backcountry season so far. It's only around half way done. And with that in mind I would like this post to serve a few different purposes: 1) to help inform you about recent...

      If you appreciate words, like I do, you may on occasion grieve the loss of them. Our culture changes and so too does our language. Handheld communication devices incentivize us to seek to conserve increasingly in demand stores of linguistic energy to create more time...

    People are saying I have been talking shit too much, so I decided to write some shit down instead. Let's think of this as my periodic colon cleanse for the mind. It ain't pretty, but it is probably healthy. The thing is, we should all...

      Jimmy and Jack are some pretty cool cats, and they are down for adventure. Hailing from the east coast they have also fallen in love with the eastside of the Sierra with its blue skies and granite peaks. They have shared views of these peaks...

    As the focus of the nation remains on presidential politics and the associated reality television drama that it represents, Yosemite National Park is quietly having their own opportunity to revamp its management program as they re-evaluate their Wilderness Stewardship Plan. It is not prominent in...

    [caption id="attachment_6600" align="aligncenter" width="598"] artwork by Kellie Day Art[/caption] I quit drinking coffee this fall. Not forever, just for 5 weeks. I do this every fall. It is not easy as I have a mild addiction to the hot beverage. It is not the effects of...

    Whosoever touches this gem shall possess the power of the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak! Henceforth, you who read these words, shall become forevermore a human juggernaut! With respect to alpine rock climbing, the Sierra Nevada gets more and more amazing every year. Perhaps nowhere more so...