The High Sierra

THE NATURAL SIDE OF CALIFORNIA

It’s no wonder California’s High Sierra is so well known to world travelers. There’s something here for everyone in all four seasons, whether it’s outdoor adventure, sightseeing, or just enjoying the natural beauty of this high altitude paradise. This is an adventurer’s playground. The Sierra Nevada mountain range is an expanse of majestic peaks offering seemingly limitless summer and fall activities and world-class winter snow sports. In addition to Lake Tahoe, Mammoth Lakes, Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, there’s also Bodie, Grover Hot Springs, Calaveras Big Trees State Park and Devils Postpile National Monument. As a premier year-round destination, the High Sierra is home to historic sites, arts and culture, and a wide range of entertainment. Wonderful cuisine can be savored at countless unique restaurants, and in the morning, the grandeur of California’s High Sierra unfolds before your eyes. It’s not a bad way to start the day.

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Silver Lake is going for maximum spring vibes. have you been here?

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The giants are ready to show off their springtime glory. Will you see the Sequoias this #spring?

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There still may be snow high atop the peaks, but spring has sprung and so have the #wildflowers.

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Here comes the water! The name of the game is #whitewater rafting... is it calling your name?

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May is here and so are the #wildflowers! Have you been finding them?

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Spring has sprung and winter is fading. Which season is your favorite in #Yosemite?

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Do the #wildflowers ever end?

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Now that`s a #springtime sunrise!

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The Desert Peach looks like it`s overwhelmed by the springtime weather. So many little flowers all on top of each other for a beautiful bouquet display. 🌸 Keep blooming!

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Sometimes a spring day starts a bit moody.

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The grasses are green and roads ready for #roadtripping and yet it looks as if the snow will take over the horizon. We love it when season collide. Winter + Spring = Gorgeous!

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As the snow melts throughout spring, the meadows are starting to open up & welcome us for spring time hikes. What trails are on your radar this spring?

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This lupine must love the water in Lake Tahoe as much as us!

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Spring may be in full swing, but you`ll still find plenty of snow (if you want) in the Eastern Sierra. There`s just something about a spring hike with more mild temperatures but all the beauty of snow covering the landscapes.

Always check conditions before you head out so you know what to expect.

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Here comes the #ROAR! It`s #waterfall season.

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It`s as if you took three moments in time and put them together in one memory, A vibrant sky. Snow covered peaks. And springtime growth covering the ground. Perfection!

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It`s primetime #wildflower time. What have to seen so far?

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As #spring takes over and the snow melts away, the colors never leave. Each season just adds a new color palette to the #artwork. We love them all. Do you have a favorite color scheme?

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#Springtime sunshine means melting trails and hiking season! The weather is perfect. The trails are quiet and the colors are starting to pop.

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Imagine yourself on this trail. 🤔 It`s like #Yosemite is calling your name and begging you to please hike. 🥾

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Wine & Craft Beer Country

The foothills on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada have deep roots in the wine industry, offering a quaint, relaxing version of California wine country with family-owned wineries and historic towns from the gold rush era. Meanwhile, the craft beer scene is exploding with new craft breweries setting up shop in towns across the region. 

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Lake Tahoe

World class skiing, 300 sunny days per year and endless activities to pursue, your vacation awaits you in California's beautiful Lake Tahoe, your all-season travel destination.

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Western Sierra

Lush Forests teeming with wildlife, glaciated granite domes, spectacular waterfalls, towering groves of Giant Sequoias, aquamarine pools, lakes, and two of California's three renowned National Parks.

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Eastern Sierra

California's High Sierra region's eastern kingdom is filled with some of the area's most rugged and magnificent terrain.

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Southern Sierra

Nestled between Yosemite and Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, California’s Southern Sierra contains some of the most pristine wilderness suitable for camping, hiking, fishing and a myriad of other recreational opportunities.

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