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Beginner Backpacking Trips in California High Sierra

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If there’s a place on Earth that’s perfectly suited for your first backing trip, it’s the California High Sierra. The Sierra Nevada receives nearly 300 days of sunshine. Wonderfully pleasant temps in the summer. And on top of it all, compared to other mountain ranges you need to worry less about the wildlife. What Is […]

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Scenic Wildflower Hiking Opportunities In The California High Sierra

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Spring is a time for rebirth in the California High Sierra. The snow begins to recede to the higher elevations, and the sun angle becomes more pronounced. The foothills transition from earthy brown tones to the bright cheery crayons of spring. It also means High Sierra wildflowers season is upon us! Here are several of […]

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Waterfall Season In The High Sierra

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Why do we enjoy traveling into the mountains? Is it for the scenery? Adventure? Solitude? There are so many reasons to visit, but we feel a major one overlaps all of them: Freedom. The ability to let go and enjoy the moment. With waterfall season upon us, it’s the perfect time to step away from […]

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Great Winter Hikes In The High Sierra

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When winter rolls around, many of us are thinking about skiing, snowshoeing or possibly cross-country skiing. Something that’s often overlooked are winter hikes in the High Sierra. This majestic time of year offers you full rivers, roaring falls, few people and more solitude & slow-down time. So, if you’re on the “fence” this season on […]

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Hike One, Hike Two Hike – Our Favorite Hiking Sierra Nevada Trails

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Daily life can be stressful. From tight deadlines to dealing with traffic and unruly co-workers, by the end of a week you can feel drained. Luckily, there is hiking. It gives us a chance to clear our minds and get close to the sheer beauty that exists in nature. Here are seven great hiking Sierra […]

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3-Day Road Trip in Eastern High Sierra

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Day 1 | Bishop, California Bishop, CA is known as a small town with a big backyard. When you visit you’ll quickly understand why. Bishop is nestled between two mountain ranges, the Sierra Nevada’s to the west and the White Mountains to the east.  Both hold some of the highest mountains in the state, over […]

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4-Day Road Trip in Western & Southern High Sierra

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Pinecrest Lake, Tuolumne County Our adventure began at Pinecrest Lake in Tuolumne County. After a delicious lunch at Mia’s restaurant nearby, we parked our car and stepped off excitedly for our first hike of the trip. The loop trail around the lake is about five miles with a very small amount of elevation change, and […]

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5 Easy To Spot Flowers In California High Sierra & One Flowering Plant

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Crimson Columbine. Desert Evening Primrose. Sierra Tiger Lily. Honestly speaking, wildflowers might have the coolest names of any living organism on the planet. And if you begin the process of identifying what they are, the stories behind them are even more interesting. To help you start the journey, here’s a few of the easier to […]

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