You Sierra hikers aren’t the only ones who get to take “Winter Wonderland Hikes.” Down here near Los Angeles, there’s plenty of good chances for winter hiking if there’s wet weather. I was up near the Devil’s Punchbowl this weekend, and the trails had a good inch – inch and a half of snow on the lower elevations. I’m hoping the peaks got a bit more, and start hanging on to it … Partially because it will help justify my crampon and snowshoes purchases, but mainly just because we could really use it after the last season.

Come on, wet winter!