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  • Go To: THE FLIES OF YELLOWSTONE
  • Go To: YELLOWSTONE FISHING WEATHER
  • Go To: YELLOWSTONE FLY FISHING MAPS
  • Visit: Moldy Chum
  • Visit: The Horse's Mouth
  • Visit: Chi Wulff
  • Visit: Parks' Fly Shop
  • Visit: Montana Cowgirl
  • Sunday, December 28, 2008

    Home Is Here

    50" ON LIONHEAD - STILL COMING
    Sidewalk Shoveled By Neighbors
    it's good to be home
    .. Apparently it's been snowing a bit. A bit late, a bit dry, a bit warm and a bit much. How usual. The neighbors know what to do - enjoy and shovel. Thanks guys: it's nice not to have to "dig in" - "digging out" is bad enough.
    .. 'Tis the season to start our vigil of snow watching. The snow pack is one of our most precious commodities. It nourishes the streams and the landscape through the summer months. It brings oxygen to the fish we love and it sustains life.
    .. The current warm spell and heavy snow fall has produced dangerous avalanche conditions, but brings a chance for consolidation into a good base for the upcoming storms.
    .. Our vigil always starts with a visit to the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center. It has resources for the region and links to the various monitoring data bases.
    .. The avalanche specialists of the Gallatin National Forest are out there doing it right now.
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    .. They have a great photo gallery, real time weather conditions, and field trip videos. We tend to frequently visit the real time conditions at Lionhead, and the Madison Plateau SNOTEL sites the most.
    ..We salute those who go to keep us informed. Even with the advance of technology and remote sensors there is work to be done. Right now the snow sensor on Lionhead is acting up. You can bet the intrepid humans will be there to fix it soon. Thanks is given to you.
    .. This Haiku 4 U
    Avalanche
    Avalanche descends,

    White wave plowing away all

    In its direct path
    .. Periodically we'll report in on the condition of the snow. Right now we're a bit down in our neighborhood drainages - but it's early.