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: Mokelumne Wilderness
A land of diversity, the Mokelumne sits astride the Sierra crest. From high alpine granite to volcanic formations, this world is truly where east meets west.
The Mokelumne (pronounced moo-ka-la-mi), located at the junction of northern, southern and eastern Sierra botanic provinces, is renowned for its incredible diversity. Elevations range from 4,000 feet near Salt Springs reservoir to over 10,380 ft at Round Top Peak in the north.
Visitors will immediately notice the variety of rock comprising its mountains and canyons. An important example of “crest zone” geology, the metamorphic rock capping Mokelumne Peak once covered most of the Sierra’s granite. This layer of volcanic rock, sand, and mud can be found here alongside weathered granite as old as the dinosaurs.
ALPINE, TUOLUMNE, MONO AND INYO COUNTIES –May 15, 2019 - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close State Route 89 (SR-89) over Monitor Pass on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. This pre-emptive closure is based on a Winter Storm Warning predicting snow at high elevations for the safety of motorists and Caltrans [...]Read More
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
Storm damage and construction will affect recreation in the Eldorado Nat'l Forest Eldorado National Forest , May 1, 2019- Current snow conditions, potential storm damage and scheduled recreation site closures will affect visitor access this year on the Eldorado National Forest (ENF). Anyone planning a trip to the forest this summer is urged to check [...]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
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