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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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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Road Trip Your Way Into A Summer Romantic Getaway

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Things that didn’t bother you before, now do. Daily routines have become just that… routine. As travel restrictions ease, it’s time to start dreaming and planning a vacation with your better half. What better way to create happy positive memories than by heading out on a road trip via a summer romantic getaway. Highway 395 […]

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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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El Capitan shrouded in clouds

5 Amazing California Documentaries To Watch About The High Sierra

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When it comes to film genres, documentaries give us a chance to get a closer, more intimate look into places, people, or things that we normally wouldn’t have. This list of 5 California documentaries do just that about the High Sierra. From rock-climbing to a deep dive into the history of the Calaveras frog jumping […]

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Snowy Eastern Sierra looking from downtown Bishop California

How To Honor The “Spirit Of Travel” During National Travel & Tourism Week

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As we all can attest, the Coronavirus pandemic is having a profound effect not just on our daily lives but in everything we look forward to. And that includes trips to places like the High Sierra. Now more than ever, we need to remind ourselves that even through these difficult times, this too shall pass. […]

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Lunar Rainbow at Upper Yosemite Falls

Come With Us… On A Virtual Carpet Ride Through The High Sierra

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No matter who you are, it feels like the days are floating from one to the next. Is it Monday? Friday? Wednes-turday? Nevertheless, we’re here to help! These virtual vacations to the High Sierra are the break we all need in this stressful time. Soar Like An Eagle Over Yosemite Click here for a unique […]

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Solo Adventures

The Most Epic Solo Adventures In The High Sierra

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In recent years, the #1 trend for travel is solo travel. How come? For starters, anyone that’s been on vacation knows we all end up doing things on our time off that we really didn’t want to. It’s great to travel with family to create memories. Or spend some time with your best friend, but […]

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