Lake & River Cruises In The High Sierra

Lake & River Cruises In The High Sierra

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Being the first mountain range in North America means massive storms pummel the peaks of the Sierra Nevada in the winter. In the summer, this DEEP snowpack feeds the rivers & lakes, leading to many opportunities to raft a rapid-filled river or coast a tranquil lake. Here’s a few of the best lake & river […]

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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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Four Cycling Adventures in the High Sierra

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Mark Twain once said “Learn to ride a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live.” And honestly, there’s a lot of truth to this statement. There’s a sense of freedom that comes along with riding a bicycle. From mountain biking to road cycling, each one provides a different aspect to the sport that […]

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Most Scenic Lakes In The High Sierra

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The snow is beginning to melt quickly and soon spring will transition into summer. There’s nothing more symbolic in late spring or early summer than visiting one of the “great lakes” in the Sierra Nevada. Here’s some of the most scenic lakes in the High Sierra that you may not have heard of. Convict Lake […]

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Kid Friendly Activities In The High Sierra

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The old saying goes “Start ‘em young & they’ll be hooked for life.” Whether you realize it or not, you play a significant role in helping your kids fall in love with the great outdoors. Here’s a few kid friendly activities in the High Sierra to help spark their imagination & provide a sense of […]

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Majestic Yosemite Hotel Historic Lodges In The High Sierra

Historic Lodges In The High Sierra

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The word “lodge” out West invokes an image of luxury, comfort, and most of all a place to rest your weary body after a long day of exploring. And when it’s combined with “Historic”, suddenly you’re given the chance to transport to a time when America was a bit wilder & more untamed. Here’s a […]

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California High Sierra – April & May is the “Secret” Ski Season

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While most ski resort destinations are ramping down in April, the High Sierra is just starting to heat up… Why? First, it’s all about the snowpack. Due to the Sierra Nevada’s close proximity to the Pacific Ocean, we receive snowfall with higher moisture content leading to a deep snowpack. Second, in the spring our weather […]

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Go A “Little” Hollywood In The High Sierra

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Los Angeles might be the beating “heart” of the movie industry, but when production companies venture out into the High Sierra, something magical happens. It might be the impossibly deep blue skies or the dramatic scenery as a backdrop. No matter the reason, hundreds perhaps thousands of films have been shot across the region. Here’s […]

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Record February Snowfall Means Fantastic Spring-time Festivities

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Next Thursday marks the spring equinox, officially bringing an end to winter. Does that mean your ski and snowboard season is over? Absolutely not! The days are longer, the crowds have reduced to a trickle and the winter storms have given way to sunshine and warm temperatures. If you haven’t taken a trip to the […]

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