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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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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Mark Twain

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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Solo Adventures

The Most Epic Solo Adventures In The High Sierra

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In recent years, the #1 trend for travel is solo travel. How come? For starters, anyone that’s been on vacation knows we all end up doing things on our time off that we really didn’t want to. It’s great to travel with family to create memories. Or spend some time with your best friend, but […]

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Release Your Inner “49er” & Experience Your Own California Gold Rush In The High Sierra

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Discovery of gold in 1848 sparked the largest mass migration in U.S. history, with more than 300,000 pioneers heading west. The effects of the California Gold Rush were substantial, helping lead California into statehood in 1850. Although the gun fights of yesteryear & raucous boomtowns are long gone, you still have an opportunity to stake […]

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Bodie Ghost Towns of the High Sierra

Get Outside & Explore The Ghost Towns Of The High Sierra

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With Halloween on the horizon, the media blitz is gearing up towards “spooky” themes. You could just “veg” out on your couch but why? We all know seeing and experiencing things in REAL LIFE is always better than in the digital world. In addition, we’re VERY lucky in the High Sierra to have a fall […]

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Angels Camp

3 Perfect Mountain Towns To Visit In The High Sierra Any Time Of Year

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Many mountain ranges have ski towns focused only on one time of year. The High Sierra is very fortunate to offer an assortment of mountain towns featuring fun & adventure all year round. Don’t believe us? Here’s 3 perfect mountain towns to visit in the High Sierra ANY time of year. Tahoe City Just like […]

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Majestic Yosemite Hotel Historic Lodges In The High Sierra

Historic Lodges In The High Sierra

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The word “lodge” out West invokes an image of luxury, comfort, and most of all a place to rest your weary body after a long day of exploring. And when it’s combined with “Historic”, suddenly you’re given the chance to transport to a time when America was a bit wilder & more untamed. Here’s a […]

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Columbia State Historic Park Dog Friendly Trip Ideas in the High Sierra

Pet Friendly Trips in the High Sierra

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Our lives today are busier than ever. Vacation is one of the few times where you can reconnect with the entire family including the four-legged variety. Instead of leaving your favorite furry friend at home or in a kennel, why not bring them on vacation too! Here are a few dog friendly trip ideas in […]

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