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Bridalveil Fall Cathedral Rocks in Yosemite National Park Quintessential High Sierra

4 Quintessential High Sierra Experiences You Can Enjoy Any Time Of Year

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The Sierra Nevada embraces all four seasons – deeply. Each month of the calendar provides unique things to see and do that aren’t available any other time of year. Autumn? It’s all about the leaf peeping. Winter? Enjoy playing in the snow from schussing down the slopes to snowshoeing. Spring? Wildflowers are in full bloom. […]

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Columbia State Historic Park

There’s Gold In Them Thar Hills… State Parks Of The High Sierra Offer Priceless Experiences

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Gold and silver run deep in the veins of California. This resource helped fuel the economy in the 1800’s, but as a consequence, this natural bounty of ore mined and lumber felled at an alarming rate cleared entire mountainsides. Many thought these resources would never end, but a few saw differently. This is when the […]

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Castle Peak Bagging Sierra Nevada Truckee

Peak Bagging Opportunities For the 1st Timer In The High Sierra!

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Is your hiking fun stuck in a rut? A little lackadaisical? Need some pep in your step? Then consider doing some Peak Bagging in the High Sierra! Here’s a fun list of peak bagging opportunities for the first timer in the High Sierra.    What’s Peak Bagging? The idea is simple… hikers, climbers, or mountaineers […]

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Birding In Yosemite Northern Pygmy Owl

Hot Spots For Birdwatching In The High Sierra

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From the massive peaks of the Sierra Nevada to the luscious marshes in the western foothills & the arid high dessert on its eastern flanks, it comes as no surprise that the High Sierra is a birdwatching paradise. In fact, the state of California has recorded more species of birds than ANY other state in […]

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Via Ferrata

The Secret Season – Have Fun & Exercise Too

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Divisions of the year are typically marked by weather patterns, but in the High Sierra, there’s a “fifth” season that only locals and those in-the-know talk about. It’s known as The Secret Season. A time of year when its still warm, like summer during the day but cool in the evenings. An occasion for the […]

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Lobdell Lake Road

Maximize Your Leaf Peeping In The High Sierra

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After Labor Day weekend, it’s a magical time to be in the Sierra Nevada range. The large assortment of fall festivals will keep you entertained while mother nature brings the fireworks. We’re talking about the fall color in the High Sierra. Compared to other parts of the country, the landscape, vegetation and meadows create a […]

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John Muir Wilderness

Three Wilderness Areas In The High Sierra To Check Out This Year

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The Sierra Nevada packs a lot of fun across its 24,370 square miles. With THREE national parks, twenty wilderness areas, & two national monuments, you truly can become one with nature. In fact, the High Sierra is home to one of the LONGEST stretches of protected wilderness in the lower 48. While most gravitate towards […]

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Dogwoods and Bridalveil Fall

Majestic Mountain Loop – A Cool Option For A Long Weekend In The High Sierra

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The bloom of spring is slowly transitioning into the warmth and sunshine of summer. What this means is it’s almost road trip time! A time for families and friends to explore nature up close and personal. The question is where? The obvious answer is Yosemite National Park but why not explore a bit further with […]

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Independence Lake

Most Beautiful Lakes In California High Sierra To Visit This Summer

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The snow is beginning to melt quickly and soon spring will transition into summer. There’s nothing more symbolic in late spring or early summer than visiting one of the “great lakes” in the Sierra Nevada. Here’s some of the most beautiful lakes in California High Sierra that you may not have heard of. Convict Lake […]

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