I'm logging on to express a new hope that I may have deep snow, snowshoe experience, on the Peaks in a week, or two, and to report that a brief but heavy El Nino came up from down town and moved north over my domicile. A strong little El Nino fueled Nino, with hail pelting my place. El Nino fueled lightning and El Nino winds, brought El Nino rain and a chance of further Ninos to cross the city. El Ninos are everywhere!
Seriously though, it rained, and stuff. Plus, some pretty impressive 4 day totals all over southern California and Arizona. Including Tucson, which has had some down pours there today. Sierra totals put the snowpack right about average, but that is leagues above where it was over the last 4 years.
Society's constraints are stifling! The only way to hike is fully nude!