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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#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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A #spring morning so still you can`t tell where the ground ends and the sky starts. Here comes the #wildflowers!

📍 Paradise Lake

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If this doesn`t say #springtime in the High Sierra, we don`t know what does! Who`s #spring #Skiing this season?

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Beautiful anytime of year, but covered in mysterious fog makes the #Giants even more spectacular.

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We love when the seasons meet. But deep down, you know #spring is about to come full circle.

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When the road calls to you... you must follow.

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What`s been your favorite early season #spring view?

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"Standing sentinel over Tokopah Valley, the historic watchtower in Sequoia National Park offers not only unparalleled views but also a glimpse into the park`s rich history..." - @trailblazr559 ...

Nothing to see here. 👀 Just another #postcard session happening in the High Sierra.

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Not all of the High Sierra looks alike in the winter. Go up in elevation or down to the valleys. Either way, you`ll find the outdoor fun you`re looking for. We know it!

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Even when the clouds try to overtake Half Dome, they can`t do it! Our majestic peaks win again.

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So... did you see #firefall this year?

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So many winter shades of blue! Have you been up on Conway Summit this season?

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Not only are our mountains and landscapes amazing during the winter. Even our water is cool. 😎

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Have you ever seen this? It`s a 27-mile long conveyance system built long ago during the Gold Rush. Made up of wooden flumes, ditches, and reservoirs... What a marvel!

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We don`t just do a #sunrise in the High Sierra. We do spectacular #sunrises in the High Sierra!

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Have you ever seen #AlabamaHills covered in the white stuff? 🤩

📸 @elliotmcgucken knows how to be in the right place at the right time!
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Who is that peeking above the clouds? Well hello Mt. Whitney! It`s hard to miss you... way, way, way up there.

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A slight breeze for the perfect water #ripple. You still know #HalfDome is there but in its more abstract winter sense.

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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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