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High Sierra “Natives” – Animals, Plants, & More That Only Exist Here

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We’ve talked about the legends of the human-kind which shaped our mountains’ story, but now it’s time to delve into the wildlife that only call this place home. Just like the hardy individuals that settled here, this list of the California mountain region animals, flora, fauna, and fish will astound you. Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep […]

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Zephyr Cove Snowmobile Center Snowmobiling In The High Sierra

Snowmobiling In The High Sierra

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The thrill of adrenaline. The unparalleled beauty of a snowy alpine scenery. As soon as you hop onto a “motor sled” and zip out into the great Sierra Nevada range, you’ll understand why so many do it. Combine the excitement of a high-speed ride and a tour this winter by snowmobiling in the High Sierra. […]

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What to Expect When Experiencing 2020/21 Winter In The Sierra

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Winter’s here, which means plenty of snowy fun to be had. From hitting the slopes to setting off on a pair of snowshoes or even just some classic snow-play shenanigans, the High Sierra has it all. Before you stuff the car and set off on your adventure, here’s a few things to consider before you […]

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oldest buildings in California High Sierra Gray's Station in Truckee California

Oldest Buildings In The High Sierra

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A century. That’s a long time to be around especially in the Sierra Nevada. Winter storms with heavy snowfall and hurricane–like winds. A barrage of summer fires. A continuous development of roads, freeways, and other buildings. And yet remains the oldest buildings in California High Sierra… a true testament of grit. Osgood’s Toll House (1859) […]

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Carson Pass in Spring with wildflowers

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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Stoneman Bridge in Yosemite Valley is a good example of one of the unique California bridges

Unique Bridges Of California High Sierra

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California is home to A LOT of famous bridges. For most, the first that comes to mind is the Golden Gate Bridge. But, there’s much more to the state’s bridges than these types of monstrosities. Although they might be a bit more subdued, these unique bridges of California High Sierra are just as interesting to […]

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Obsidian Dome snowshoeing on a snowy winter's day

Outdoor Adventures In California High Sierra With Elbow Room

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It’s been proven that outdoor activities whether it be a stroll or a strenuous endeavor will help reduce stress levels and refresh the soul. One thing’s for certain… there will be snow on the mountains and opportunities to create memories that will last a lifetime. Here’s a few outdoor adventures in California to try this […]

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Family riding chairlift at Heavenly Mountain with Lake Tahoe in the background

What To Expect For The 2020/21 High Sierra Ski Season

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Regardless if you’re a glass half-full or a more realistic half-empty type person, this upcoming High Sierra Ski Season will be different. Despite skiing being a naturally physical distancing sport, you still need to take a lift and most likely go inside to warm up on chilly days. With that being said, each ski resort […]

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Bodie State Historical Park, Bodie, California

Step Back In Time In These Historic Sites Of The High Sierra

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Regardless of your interests or hobbies, visiting historical sites gives you an opportunity to engage with a place. To develop a fuller appreciation of those hardy individuals that spent time in the High Sierra. From the spark of “parkitecture” to the booming gold rush era, each of these historic landmarks provide us a better understanding […]

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