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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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Three Awesome Day Hikes On The California Pacific Crest Trail Sections

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The birds are chirping. The bees are beginning to buzz. Butterflies are fluttering away. Summer’s here and there’s nothing better than by heading out for a hike. And what’s the most famous of all hiking trails? The PCT! Although hiking the entire length would be ultra cool, most of us can’t take off 5 months […]

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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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Mark Twain In California’s High Sierra – From Mining To Story Telling

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There are many legends who’ve left their imprint in the forests, meadows, and peaks of the Sierra Nevada, but besides John Muir, no other has waxed so eloquently as Mark Twain. He may be known for talking about “Old Man River”, but his rise to fame happened in the High Sierra. Just like many before […]

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Obscure & Weird Things To See In California’s High Sierra

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Main attractions are like a main dish. It’s what puts a place on the map. Literally! On the other hand, oddities and curiosities are the spice of life. These are the things that spark a bit of wonder and are raised in conversation with friends and family. They’re just plain… different. Would you travel far […]

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Hollywood in the High Sierra Historic Downtown Truckee

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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Fun High Sierra Zoom Virtual Backgrounds & More

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No matter if you’re a “techie” or just a social person, one of the only ways to stay in touch with humanity nowadays is video-conferencing. When you’ve been stuck at home for as long as we have all doing video-chats, things may be getting stale. Luckily, we have something to cure those doldrums a bit… […]

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