23 Great High Sierra Trail Hikes Throughout the Sierra Sierra Trails, picturesque, challenging, and often unseen be the millions of visitors to the Sierra each year. The High Sierra Lakes and Trails are what dreams are made of if your like hiking in the back-country or discovering some of the most beautiful natural pools of [...]Read More
Category: Ansel Adams Wilderness
Ansel Adams Wilderness
Named after renowned photographer Ansel Adams, this wilderness spans both sides of the Sierra Crest, encompassing a spectacular high alpine landscape.
The Ansel Adams Wilderness is dotted with sparkling lakes, glacially sculpted gorges, and imposing peaks. Originally protected as wilderness by the 1964 Wilderness Act, it was first called the Minarets Wilderness. Renamed to honor Ansel Adams in 1984, it spreads over 230,258 acres, ranging in altitude from about 7,000 feet to 14,000 feet.
For thousands of years this area has been inhabited by people of the Miwok, Monache, Mono, Washo, and Shoshone tribes. Acorns, pinon pine nuts, and obsidian were gathered and traded along routes that crisscrossed this wilderness.
Threatened California Red-Legged Frogs Making a Comeback in Yosemite National Park After a 50-Year Absence
Cooperative Effort by the National Park Service, Yosemite Conservancy, San Francisco Zoo & Gardens, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish & Wildlife and NatureBridge Sierra Rec Magazine - Yosemite National Park New Release - May 2019 ~ Federally threatened California red-legged frogs are showing signs of a return to Yosemite Valley in [...]Read More
Lake Tahoe Basin Mgmt Unit Seeking hard-working, dedicated volunteers who love working outdoors, educating wilderness visitors SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Do you love the wilderness? Are you committed to preserving its’ breathtaking beauty? Do you love working with people and spending time in the outdoors? Can you match your motive for volunteering with the mission [...]Read More
by Sierra REC magazine - Charlie Pankey ~ Publisher | Apr 29, 2019 | Backpacking, Day Hikes, Desolation Wilderness, Destination reviews, Destinations, Eldorado National Forest, Explore, Hiking, Lake Tahoe, News and Events, Route 50, Wilderness | 0 |
Go Off Trail And Explore This Stunning Chain of Lakes Near Lake Tahoe Desolation Wilderness, Ca - Pyramid Creek is best known for its 500 ft cascade down horsetail falls off HWY 50 at Twin Bridges as you leave Lake Tahoe Basin back towards Sacramento. One of the largest waterfalls in the state of California, [...]Read More
Some seasonal roads on Stanislaus National Forest may remain closed past April 15 SONORA, Calif. – Stanislaus National Forest will open seasonal roads beginning April 15, but some forest roads will remain closed until forest crews can inspect them to ensure they were not damaged during this year’s winter storms. Jason Kuiken, Stanislaus National Forest supervisor, [...]Read More
Sierra Rec Magazine, August 2018 - Backpacking in Yosemite is a life goal for many who visit this pristine granite palace in the High Sierra. As a beginning backpacker, I was overjoyed to learn in March that we had secured 6 passes into the Yosemite Wilderness and Young Lakes, for my first backpacking experience ever. [...]Read More
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