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 water on the earth. Some of these trails are limited access as you need a permit to travel through and stay overnight in many of these areas, however others the only limitation is time and effort. Thanks to great resources found at highseirratrails.com here...Read More
Category: Granite Chief Wilderness
The headwaters of the American River, this wilderness is an isolated pristine Sierra landscape only a short distance from the Lake Tahoe basin.
Designated as a wilderness area in 1984 to protect is natural beauty, the Granite Chief Wilderness encompasses glacier carved valleys, red fir forests, granite formations, and pristine mountain meadows. Several major streams drain the area, and the northwest section of the Wilderness is part of the French Meadows Game Refuge.
The area is served by a substantial trail system used by both hikers and equestrians. Most of the use originates from the east or Lake Tahoe side because of the ease of access and because of the population and recreation visitor base.
The Pacific Crest Trail crosses the area north-south for about 21 miles along the eastern boundary passing through Five Lakes Basin. The Five Lakes Trail crosses near the middle of the Wilderness, and from the Basin, follows Five Lakes Creek for about nine miles to Hell Hole Reservoir. Away from Five Lakes, the Wilderness receives light human use, a great attraction for solitude seekers.
Elevations in the Granite Chief range from 5000-foot valleys to 9000-foot peaks. Summers are typically warm and dry, though nighttime temperatures can be cold and afternoon thunderstorms often build over the mountains.
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – November 27, 2019 – Sierra-at-Tahoe is please to announce that it will begin spinning lifts for the 2019-20 Winter Season this Saturday, November 30, at 8:30AM. After a slow start to November, Mother Nature has turned on the tap, bringing Sierra two feet of snow and counting in the last 48 hours. This, combined with Sierra’s snowmaking efforts, will allow the resort to open for operation this Saturday. Conditions permitting, Sierra plans to run Easy Rider Express, Rock Garden Chair and two surface lifts, with access to 2 runs and one terrain park. “It truly...Read More
JUST IN TIME FOR THANKSGIVING WEEKEND RENO SKI RESORT CELEBRATES OPENING FRIDAY NOV 22 View this post on Instagram The mountain’s looking good with 7-8” of new snow and more in the forecast! Starting tomorrow, we’ll be open 7-days/week conditions permitting. #8260wherethesnowis #skirose#mtroseskitahoe A post shared by Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe (@mtroseskitahoe) on Nov 21, 2019 at 10:58am PST View this post on Instagram There is excitement in the air this morning as we watch for more accumulations from both our snowmaking crew and Mother Nature. #mtrose #8260wherethesnowis #skirose A post shared by Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe (@mtroseskitahoe) on Nov 20,...Read More
Enhance the On-Mountain Experience with Stat Tracking, Friend Groups, and Pass Management DENVER, CO, November 22, 2019 – The new Ikon Pass mobile app is available now in app stores, expanding the on-mountain experience for skiers and riders at 41 global Ikon Pass destinations. At Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, the Ikon Pass mobile app will complement the existing Squaw Alpine app. Ikon Pass holders who plan to make Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows their home mountain this season are encouraged to take advantage of both apps. The new Ikon Pass app is designed to help Ikon Pass and Ikon Base Pass holders get the most out of their pass and enhance a day on the...Read More
[Olympic Valley, Calif.] Nov. 18, 2019—U.S. Ski & Snowboard has announced today a two-year agreement with Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows to host the U.S. Freestyle Moguls Championships. The nation’s top freestyle moguls skiers will descend on Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows for the next two springs in the season-culminating events confirmed for March 21 & 22, 2020 and tentatively for March 20 & 21, 2021. “We are so excited to end the next two competitive seasons for moguls at beautiful Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows,” said Jeremy Forster, U.S. Ski & Snowboard Director of Freestyle/Freeski/Snowboard. “We look forward to partnering with the resort to...Read More
Intermediate terrain opening on Kangaroo trail at Alpine Meadows – Beginner terrain, snow tubing to open at SnoVentures Activity Zone at Squaw Valley Sierra Rec Magazine – [Olympic Valley, Calif.] Nov. 12, 2019— After weeks of preparation and snowmaking at every opportunity, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows will celebrate Opening Day for the 2019-20 season on Friday, Nov. 15 with skiing, riding, snow tubing and swag giveaways. Guests will have access to intermediate terrain on Kangaroo trail at Alpine Meadows and beginner terrain and snow tubing at SnoVentures Activity Zone at Squaw Valley. The Squaw Kids area will also be open for children’s lessons. Lifts will spin...Read More
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