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Time To Get Into The Spirit – Christmas Traditions In The High Sierra

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Crispness in the air. Angelic voices singing carols. Snow blanketing the upper peaks. Simply put, Christmas in the Sierra Nevada is a very special time. And for those wanting something unique to do, here’s a few ye ole traditions happening across the High Sierra. Open Houses Of Calaveras – Like Being In A Normal Rockwell […]

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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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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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Van Sickle Bi-Sta

Visit The Only Bi-State Park, Dive Into Truckee’s Wild History, & Peek At California’s Mining Heritage

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State parks might be a bit less known than their national park cousins, but they’re definitely worth a visit. Offering up mountain bike trails to campsites & even dipping into local history, here’s three California State Parks in the High Sierra you should consider visiting this year. Van Sickle Bi-State Park Being close to the […]

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