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Famous all over the world for its majestic peaks, world-class ski resorts and giant sequoias, the High Sierra located in the California Sierra Nevada mountain range, is a premier year-round destination, home to old west towns, alpine lakes, cultural festivals, and outdoor adventures. A geological wonder that stretches from the Nevada border North of Lake Tahoe down to the foothills East of Bakersfield, the Sierra Nevada mountain range is home to three national parks – the glacier-carved canyons and forests of Sequoia and Kings Canyon, as well as spectacular Yosemite.

Yosemite National Park is a must-see. Nowhere else will you be able to see such a splendor of its granite cliffs, cascading waterfalls, Giant Sequoias, and the grandeur made famous by the hikes of John Muir and Ansel Adams. Any visit to Yosemite must include a hike to Yosemite Falls, the highest waterfall in the United States. Stream-fed from high in the desolation wilderness, Yosemite Falls is an awesome sight that will make you quiver at your core.

Lake Tahoe Trees

The Lake Tahoe area with its 19 ski resorts and terrain to challenge at all levels is a popular all season travel destination. In winter vacationers can be seen skating, sledding, snowmobiling and snowshoeing. In the summer, water enthusiasts will enjoy kayaking, boating, sailing, water-skiing or wakeboarding on the sapphire waters of Lake Tahoe. This picturesque area is also ideal for hiking, biking and backpacking. If you love history, stroll through historic downtown Truckee and visit such landmarks as the Ehrman Mansion and the Watson Cabin to capture the Old West spirit. With lots of sunshine and endless activities to pursue, your vacation at the beautiful Lake Tahoe will be just unforgettable.

Mammoth Mountain Ski Descent Photo

On the western slopes of the Sierra, dozens of rivers and streams wind their way through granite into deep blue pools, the most popular of which are Huntington, Shaver and Bass Lakes. In this part of the High Sierra you will find lush forests teaming with wildlife, glaciated granite domes, spectacular waterfalls, towering groves of Giant Sequoias, aquamarine pools, lakes and tributaries. Few locations in the world can rival the stunning beauty of this renowned part of the Sierra Nevada range, providing an outstanding variety of recreational opportunities: from backpacking, hiking, camping, kayaking, fishing, and white water rafting in the summer months to downhill and cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing in winter.

High Sierra Mono Lake

The Eastern part of te High Sierra kingdom is filled with some of the most rugged and magnificent terrain of the region. It is considered to be the Wild side of California, home to Bodie State Historic Park which is the largest unrestored ghost town and such spectacular natural wonders as Rainbow Falls and Devils Postpile National Monument. Stretching from Lone Pine in the South to the Nevada line in the North the Eastern Sierra contains a great number of awe inspiring settings. From the highest mountain in Mount Whitney to the eastern entrance to Yosemite National Park, this section of the Sierra is truly remarkable. Near Lee Vining is the hauntingly beautiful ancient Mono Lake, a briny inland sea with its eerie towering mineral towers rising out of waters filled with tiny shrimp. Sail a kayak or canoe over a briny sea dotted with birds, ringed by unearthly tufa towers and volcanic formations.

Mammoth Mountain Restaurant

South from here is the recreational community of Mammoth Lakes, the place where the towering peaks of the Eastern Sierra frame a majestic environment of incredible beauty. Unique and spectacular, Mammoth Lakes offer some of the best skiing, fishing and mountain biking in the country. Devils Postpile National Monument at Mammoth Lakes is the sight no to be missed. You can take a summer shuttle to see weirdly symmetrical, 60-foot-high basalt columns or stand in the refreshing mist of Rainbow Falls. Or hop onto the Panorama Gondola and float to the new $1,5 million Sierra Interpretive Center to learn about volcanoes and gaze at the Minarets.

Enjoy year-round activities of every kind including superb fishing, hiking and backpacking, boating, downhill and cross country skiing, snowmobiling, camping or just plain enjoying the scenery. Scenic Highway 395 runs through this spectacular alpine region allowing access to a wide variety of lodging, dining, sightseeing and recreational opportunities. With its first rate resorts and award-winning restaurants, the Eastern slope of the High Sierra is definitely the area not to be missed.

Mammoth Mountain Descent

At the Southern end of the range, the mighty Kern River runs from the base of Mt. Whitney, the tallest peak in the continental United States, to the farm fields below. It is known not only for white-water challenges but also for diverse and abundant wildlife. Home to some 350 identified species of birds, no wonder the surrounding Kern River Valley is considered one of the finest riparian birding habitats in the nation.

Tucked between Yosemite and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, the Central Sierra boasts some of the most pristine wilderness ideal for camping, hiking, fishing and a myriad of other recreational opportunities. The Central Sierra is home to the Pacific Crest and John Muir Trails, as well as serene lakes, majestic falls, amazing granite rock formations and the giant sequoias of McKinley Grove. From downhill and cross country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter, to backpacking, rock climbing, water sports and world class sailing in the summer, recreation activities are endless here. And just enjoying the incredible mountain scenery can be equally fascinating.