Know Before You Go: Review COVID-19 Travel News and Resources for the Sierra Nevada. Learn More

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As we all around the world attempt to flatten the curve in the battle against COVID-19, we can’t express enough our gratitude for loving the California High Sierra from a safe and social distance. While we’re missing all of you, we can still connect via the inter-webs to get our Sierra Nevada fix. Here’s the first release of our multi-series to virtual vacations that’ll help you pass the time and maybe even spark new travel ideas when it’s safe to do so. Until then, thank you for helping all of our small communities flatten the curve.

Cruise Your Way To Summer & Emerald Bay

As we go through these high-tensioned times, it’s important to unwind while keeping yourself healthy at the same time. Take a virtual boat tour of Emerald Bay in 4K that will feel as though you’re there. Be sure to hit the arrows on the top left corner to really take it all in. For those that want to immerse themselves in all things Tahoe, check out Tahoe South’s article: Get Your Tahoe Fix From A Safe & Social Distance.

Hit The Slopes Of Mammoth Mountain Digitally

Mammoth Mountain is home to one of the most diverse and fun ski resorts in the world. While the resort is closed during this pandemic, you can get a taste of its terrain and learn a little about its history by checking out their virtual tour.

Spend The Day In “Tiny” Truckee

Do you love model railroads? Then this amazing video is a dream come true. We don’t know how they did it, but they make the historic town of Truckee look like a model railroader’s paradise. See cars driving around, people scoping out the shops, and even the Amtrak ski train zooming through! For more amazing virtual adventures in and around Truckee like the Donner Summit Train Tunnels or how the trains get through the deep snowpack, check out their article: Basecamp for Truckee’s Virtual Adventures.

Learn About The History Of Tuolumne and Yosemite

california-high-sierra-tuolumne-hetch-hetchy-reservoir-hike-wapama-falls-yosemite-national-park-3The National Park Service has created a 5-part podcast series that delves into the history of Tuolumne County and Yosemite itself. The 1st episode is based on an interview with Kurt Fristrup PhD. He talks about the effect of noise on the wilderness and reveals some of the interesting discoveries found on the acoustic health of Yosemite. For more about this series and other things you can enjoy digitally, check out How to Visit Tuolumne County Virtually.

Stay home. Stay healthy. And we’ll see you when it’s safe to travel again. Until then, stay tuned as we continue to bring you more fun and unique ways to enjoy the California High Sierra from a safe and social distance.

Author: Alex Silgalis

Alex Silgalis is an outdoors travel writer who enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking, or having a cold one from a local mountain brewery. See more of Alex’s work at

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