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An Epic Hiking and History-Packed Eastern Sierra Road Trip

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Highway 395 makes for an epic eastern sierra road trip with sky-high peaks, steamy hot springs, hiking trails galore, and a plethora of historic mining and railroad towns. […]

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Boys & Girls Just Wanna Have Sun – Weather In The Sierra Nevada

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Containing peaks topping out at 14,000 feet. Valleys down to nearly sea level. Covering over 400 miles of length, weather in the Sierra Nevada can be drastically different across its topography. With that being said, the weather overall is magnificent. Each season provides plenty of sunshine. More than 300 days of it or even more […]

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Beginner Backpacking Trips in California High Sierra

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If there’s a place on Earth that’s perfectly suited for your first backing trip, it’s the California High Sierra. The Sierra Nevada receives nearly 300 days of sunshine. Wonderfully pleasant temps in the summer. And on top of it all, compared to other mountain ranges you need to worry less about the wildlife. What Is […]

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Scenic Wildflower Hiking Opportunities In The California High Sierra

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Spring is a time for rebirth in the California High Sierra. The snow begins to recede to the higher elevations, and the sun angle becomes more pronounced. The foothills transition from earthy brown tones to the bright cheery crayons of spring. It also means High Sierra wildflowers season is upon us! Here are several of […]

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Sky Above, Earth Below, Peace Within National Forests In High Sierra

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Did you know that the Golden State is home to over 20 MILLION acres of wilderness? That makes California home to the 2nd most national forest land after Alaska. In fact, the Sierra itself contains one of the LONGEST stretches of protected wilderness in the lower 48 which includes EIGHTEEN national forests. While the national […]

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Waterfall Season In The High Sierra

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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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Step Your Way Into Snowshoeing Hikes In The High Sierra

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If there’s snow on the ground, does that mean hiking season is postponed in the upper parts of the Sierra? Absolutely not! All you need to do is strap on a pair of snowshoes, and you can enjoy the great outdoors. Here’s a list of eight amazing snowshoeing hikes in the High Sierra. Badger Pass […]

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