1960 Squaw Valley Winter Olympics

Facts About California High Sierra – 6 Important Dates In History

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When it comes to mountain ranges, the Sierra Nevada in California are arguably the wealthiest for their place in history. They were a challenge to cross, provided access to wealth, and most of all, became the birthplace for conservation. This isn’t a full account, but rather a taste of important dates of the High Sierra. […]

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Historic Town Of Bodie

Tales From The Past In The Sierra Range

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Dead men may tell no tales, but the Sierra Range continues to speak loudly of its interesting past. Here’s a few fun examples of stories that will intrigue, possibly insight, and maybe even spark wonder in your soul. Golden Crown Mine In 1848, gold was discovered in the hills of the Sierra Nevada and more […]

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History Of The Names Of Places In California High Sierra

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Have you ever sat back and wondered where the name of that mountain came from? Or how someone named that lake you’re floating on? What about the vista you’re enjoying a panoramic view from? If these kinds of questions rattle in your mind, you’ll love this fun look into the history of the names of […]

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Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir at Glacier Point in Yosemite Valley

The High Sierra In John Muir’s Eyes

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When it comes to poetically describing nature and its beauty, John Muir has a vast compendium of quotes. He was the man that came up with the iconic term “Range of Light” for the Sierra. He helped spark a revolution by writing about Yosemite and inspired the creation of a national park. Instead of focusing […]

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5 Ways To Find Serenity In The High Sierra

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You set your out of office in your email. Hop into the car and rush out of the city. This is the moment you’ve been waiting for. To escape the daily routine and find some peace and quiet. The question is where? The answer as John Muir noted is “The Mountains.” Here’s five guaranteed ways […]

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Mark Twain In California’s High Sierra – From Mining To Story Telling

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There are many legends who’ve left their imprint in the forests, meadows, and peaks of the Sierra Nevada, but besides John Muir, no other has waxed so eloquently as Mark Twain. He may be known for talking about “Old Man River”, but his rise to fame happened in the High Sierra. Just like many before […]

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Obscure & Weird Things To See In California’s High Sierra

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Main attractions are like a main dish. It’s what puts a place on the map. Literally! On the other hand, oddities and curiosities are the spice of life. These are the things that spark a bit of wonder and are raised in conversation with friends and family. They’re just plain… different. Would you travel far […]

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El Capitan shrouded in clouds

5 Amazing California Documentaries To Watch About The High Sierra

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When it comes to film genres, documentaries give us a chance to get a closer, more intimate look into places, people, or things that we normally wouldn’t have. This list of 5 California documentaries do just that about the High Sierra. From rock-climbing to a deep dive into the history of the Calaveras frog jumping […]

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Fun High Sierra Zoom Virtual Backgrounds & More

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No matter if you’re a “techie” or just a social person, one of the only ways to stay in touch with humanity nowadays is video-conferencing. When you’ve been stuck at home for as long as we have all doing video-chats, things may be getting stale. Luckily, we have something to cure those doldrums a bit… […]

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