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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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Things To Do In Sierra Nevada In Winter Besides Skiing (and doesn’t require snow)

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The Sierra Nevada receives A LOT of snow during the cold months. But even in the snowiest winters, there are long periods of time in between the storms. These stretches of time feature weeks of sunshine where the sky is impossibly blue, and the weather is calm. You literally can do ANYTHING from summer fun […]

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5 High Sierra Bucket List Items To Do This Winter

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It should come as no surprise that the Sierra Nevada is perfection when it comes to winter weather. At the higher elevations, we get copious amounts of snow, but it statistically falls on only 50 days per year. That means you can have a snow-cation AND enjoy the sun. Talk about a win-win! For those […]

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10 Sierra Nevada Mountain Facts

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The Sierra Nevada has gained many monikers over the years. Names such as “the High Sierra” or “the range of light” just to name a couple. Forming the eastern periphery of the state of California, this mountain range houses some of the most jaw-dropping scenery and natural attractions unlike anywhere else in the world. To […]

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Curl Up In These Cozy Accommodations In The High Sierra

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There isn’t a better way to describe the High Sierra than by simply calling it a natural playground. A place that re-kindles the inner child in all of us. From the biggest trees in the world to massive brooding peaks that seem to scrape the sky. And once the adventure is done, you’ll need to […]

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Seven Hidden High Sierra Ski Resorts You May Not Know About

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The High Sierra is known for its legendary powder and star-studded resorts, but you don’t have to hit the “big boys” to experience all the fun. Instead, why not explore these seven hidden High Sierra ski resorts stashed right under your nose? You’ll have all the fun without the crowds. June Mountain Learn more about […]

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4 Reasons You Need To Visit The High Sierra In The Winter

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The High Sierra is a land of contrasts. Striking any time of year you visit, winter’s blanket of snow transforms the region into a magical winter wonderland. Don’t just hibernate this winter, grumbling about the weather. Instead, here’s 4 reasons you need to visit the High Sierra in the winter. Snow… LOTS OF IT Being […]

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Be Your Own Locomotive & Try Cross Country Skiing In The High Sierra

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In North America, downhill skiing & snowboarding gets all the fame with the likes of Shaun White & Lindsey Vonn showcasing these sports. Cross-country skiing however, offers everyone a chance to revel in the peace & tranquility of the wintry landscape that is the Sierra Nevada. To help you enjoy this time-tested winter sport during […]

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Four Mountain Peaks To See In The High Sierra

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In Spanish, Sierra Nevada means snowy saw range. You can see these mountains are beautiful any time of year, but they’re especially gorgeous when covered in snow. At over 400 miles in length, there are a vast assortment of mountains to summit along its topography. Here’s just four of our favorite mountain peaks to see […]

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