Aerial view of Mammoth Lakes California

California High Sierra Towns & The Origin Of Their Names

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Have you ever pondered, “How on earth did this California High Sierra town get its name?” Us too! The fun thing about looking back at the origins is that they usually come with an interesting story. Here’s a few that will give you some insight on how they were formed. Mammoth Lakes There are no […]

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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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1960 Squaw Valley Winter Olympics

Facts About California High Sierra – 5 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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Historic Town Of Bodie

Tales From The Past In The Sierra Range

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Dead men may tell no tales, but the Sierra Range continues to speak loudly of its interesting past. Here’s a few fun examples of stories that will intrigue, possibly insight, and maybe even spark wonder in your soul. Golden Crown Mine In 1848, gold was discovered in the hills of the Sierra Nevada and more […]

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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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California High Sierra Covid-19 Update

The Latest High Sierra COVID-19 Travel News & Resources

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A question we keep hearing is, “What’s open in California’s High Sierra?” Since the “range of light” is over 400+ miles long, it’s a very broad question. So, instead of us giving the vague answer “sort of”, we’ve enlisted our partners’ help. Here’s the latest homepages for each tourism bureau that’s part of our region. […]

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Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir at Glacier Point in Yosemite Valley

The High Sierra In John Muir’s Eyes

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When it comes to poetically describing nature and its beauty, John Muir has a vast compendium of quotes. He was the man that came up with the iconic term “Range of Light” for the Sierra. He helped spark a revolution by writing about Yosemite and inspired the creation of a national park. Instead of focusing […]

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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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Road Trip Your Way Into A Summer Romantic Getaway

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Things that didn’t bother you before, now do. Daily routines have become just that… routine. As travel restrictions ease, it’s time to start dreaming and planning a vacation with your better half. What better way to create happy positive memories than by heading out on a road trip via a summer romantic getaway. Highway 395 […]

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