P's been traveling a ton this month, back and forth across the country numerous times, and so he's been able to keep an eye on the snowpack in the Sierra. That is, he could be doing that, if there were one.
But there's almost no snow at all.
This is really serious. The snowpack is at less than 20% of normal, and that is no joking matter. The only good news on the horizon is a storm that seems to be heading our way later this week. We need it, and many more, to get back to some semblance of normalcy.
That said, it is still too early to make any plans for when the passes over the Sierra are going to be open, or when the backcountry might be open to someone who doesn't want to sleep on snow. Just one big storm in May could still mean another month of highway closures...and could dump enough snow to obliterate trails for weeks.
But right now, there is less than a foot a snow at Sonora Pass, around 9,000 feet.
That's scary for January 26th!