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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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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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Most Secluded Roads – Four Mountain Passes Only Open In The Summer

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It’s a simple scientific fact vacations are good for your health. They remove you from the activities and environment you associate with stress and anxiety. Why not take it one step further and get as far away from people as possible by taking a road trip to one of these four mountain passes only open […]

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Facts About California High Sierra – 5 Important Dates In History

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When it comes to mountain ranges, the Sierra Nevada in California are arguably the wealthiest for their place in history. They were a challenge to cross, provided access to wealth, and most of all, became the birthplace for conservation. This isn’t a full account, but rather a taste of important dates of the High Sierra. […]

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Tales From The Past In The Sierra Range

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Dead men may tell no tales, but the Sierra Range continues to speak loudly of its interesting past. Here’s a few fun examples of stories that will intrigue, possibly insight, and maybe even spark wonder in your soul. Golden Crown Mine In 1848, gold was discovered in the hills of the Sierra Nevada and more […]

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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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