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Yosemite Falls High Sierra Waterfalls

Waterfall Season Is Here

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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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lupine California flowers in the High Sierra during spring

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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California mountain region animals Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep

High Sierra “Natives” – Animals, Plants, & More That Only Exist Here

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We’ve talked about the legends of the human-kind which shaped our mountains’ story, but now it’s time to delve into the wildlife that only call this place home. Just like the hardy individuals that settled here, this list of the California mountain region animals, flora, fauna, and fish will astound you. Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep […]

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Minaret Vista secluded roads

Most Secluded Roads – Four Mountain Passes Only Open In The Summer

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It’s a simple scientific fact vacations are good for your health. They remove you from the activities and environment you associate with stress and anxiety. Why not take it one step further and get as far away from people as possible by taking a road trip to one of these four mountain passes only open […]

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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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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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June mountain snowboarding views of California Alps on a winter day

5 High Sierra Bucket List Items To Do This Winter

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It should come as no surprise that the Sierra Nevada is perfection when it comes to winter weather. At the higher elevations, we get copious amounts of snow, but it statistically falls on only 50 days per year. That means you can have a snow-cation AND enjoy the sun. Talk about a win-win! For those […]

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Winter Guided Tours In The High Sierra

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America’s cathedrals aren’t of the man-made kind. They’re created from the natural beauty found in places like the Sierra Nevada. From the roaring waterfalls to the largest trees in the world, the High Sierra is filled with wonder and found nowhere else in the world. While summer is a great time to visit, these winter […]

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Mount Tallac

Four Mountain Peaks To See In The High Sierra

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In Spanish, Sierra Nevada means snowy saw range. You can see these mountains are beautiful any time of year, but they’re especially gorgeous when covered in snow. At over 400 miles in length, there are a vast assortment of mountains to summit along its topography. Here’s just four of our favorite mountain peaks to see […]

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