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Time To Get Into The Spirit – Christmas Traditions In The High Sierra

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Crispness in the air. Angelic voices singing carols. Snow blanketing the upper peaks. Simply put, Christmas in the Sierra Nevada is a very special time. And for those wanting something unique to do, here’s a few ye ole traditions happening across the High Sierra. Open Houses Of Calaveras – Like Being In A Normal Rockwell […]

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Release Your Inner “49er” & Experience Your Own California Gold Rush In The High Sierra

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Discovery of gold in 1848 sparked the largest mass migration in U.S. history, with more than 300,000 pioneers heading west. The effects of the California Gold Rush were substantial, helping lead California into statehood in 1850. Although the gun fights of yesteryear & raucous boomtowns are long gone, you still have an opportunity to stake […]

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Award Winning & One-of-a Kind Food In The High Sierra

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The coast of the Golden State may get all the glory for the food scene and rightly so but that doesn’t mean it stops at the foot of the Sierra Nevada. Here’s just a small bite of the award-winning food to be found in the High Sierra! Squeeze In Truckee The famous author Robert A. […]

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Why Fall Is The Most Romantic Season In The High Sierra

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In the High Sierra, it’s not difficult to see why fall is the most romantic season. Winter is about schussing down the slopes or snowshoeing. Summer, you want to get outside and explore the great outdoors via hiking or biking. But in the fall, the High Sierra lets out a big collective sigh and pauses […]

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Peak Bagging Opportunities For the 1st Timer In The High Sierra!

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Is your hiking fun stuck in a rut? A little lackadaisical? Need some pep in your step? Then consider doing some Peak Bagging in the High Sierra! Here’s a fun list of peak bagging opportunities for the first timer in the High Sierra.    What’s Peak Bagging? The idea is simple… hikers, climbers, or mountaineers […]

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Hot Spots For Birdwatching In The High Sierra

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From the massive peaks of the Sierra Nevada to the luscious marshes in the western foothills & the arid high dessert on its eastern flanks, it comes as no surprise that the High Sierra is a birdwatching paradise. In fact, the state of California has recorded more species of birds than ANY other state in […]

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The Secret Season – Have Fun & Exercise Too

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Divisions of the year are typically marked by weather patterns, but in the High Sierra, there’s a “fifth” season that only locals and those in-the-know talk about. It’s known as The Secret Season. A time of year when its still warm, like summer during the day but cool in the evenings. An occasion for the […]

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Weird Festivals In the High Sierra

Three Quirky, Funky, & Downright Weird Festivals Of The High Sierra

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There’s something about the change of seasons that must bring the “weird” out in all of us. Maybe it’s Halloween knocking at our door step or that we got a bit too much sun during the summer. No matter the cause, here’s three of the quirkiest, funkiest, and downright weirdest festivals you’ll see, not just […]

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