Chris Benchetler in ‘The Meltdown’

Ep. 3: Benchetler and crew battle warm weather in sunny California

Welcome to the third installment of Chris Benchetler’s four-part series Chasing El Niño. So far, the storm chasers have taken us through areas of the Sierra Nevada that have been inaccessible for years due to severe drought and we’ve followed them up north to find the goods in the British Columbia backcountry where wet snow and low vis ultimately gave way to a sunny super shred. In the latest episode, a change of plans sends Benchetler down to sunny California where he is joined by Bryan Fox and Scotty Smith for a camping soiree with as much summer slush as a 7-11 slurpee—leading the crew to get creative at camp. For a good time call 1-800-MLT-DOWN.

Get caught up on the latest episode of Chasing El Niño.