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Tahoe Donner Snowplay

Family Fun & Snow Play In The High Sierra

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There’s something invigorating about spending time in the snow-covered peaks of the High Sierra. Maybe it’s the warm sunshine hitting your face or the crystals glistening below your feet. No matter the reason, it brings out the youthful spirit in all of us. Go sledding, build a snow man or just enjoy the scenery. Here’s […]

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oldest buildings in California High Sierra Gray's Station in Truckee California

Oldest Buildings In The High Sierra

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A century. That’s a long time to be around especially in the Sierra Nevada. Winter storms with heavy snowfall and hurricane–like winds. A barrage of summer fires. A continuous development of roads, freeways, and other buildings. And yet remains the oldest buildings in California High Sierra… a true testament of grit. Osgood’s Toll House (1859) […]

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Carson Pass in Spring with wildflowers

Myths And Legends Of The California High Sierra

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Can you imagine the first travelers heading west and hitting the Sierra Nevada? These daunting peaks build what appears to be a barrier to get into California. This natural divider sparked historical achievement, fabled men, and a recreational paradise. Read on to learn of the myths and legends of the California High Sierra & how […]

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Obsidian Dome snowshoeing on a snowy winter's day

Outdoor Adventures In California High Sierra With Elbow Room

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It’s been proven that outdoor activities whether it be a stroll or a strenuous endeavor will help reduce stress levels and refresh the soul. One thing’s for certain… there will be snow on the mountains and opportunities to create memories that will last a lifetime. Here’s a few outdoor adventures in California to try this […]

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Family riding chairlift at Heavenly Mountain with Lake Tahoe in the background

What To Expect For The 2020/21 High Sierra Ski Season

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Regardless if you’re a glass half-full or a more realistic half-empty type person, this upcoming High Sierra Ski Season will be different. Despite skiing being a naturally physical distancing sport, you still need to take a lift and most likely go inside to warm up on chilly days. With that being said, each ski resort […]

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Bodie State Historical Park, Bodie, California

Step Back In Time In These Historic Sites Of The High Sierra

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Regardless of your interests or hobbies, visiting historical sites gives you an opportunity to engage with a place. To develop a fuller appreciation of those hardy individuals that spent time in the High Sierra. From the spark of “parkitecture” to the booming gold rush era, each of these historic landmarks provide us a better understanding […]

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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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