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2011-07-03 00:01:47

Winter weather makes for some strange summer vacation plans across the western US, Water Damage Local reports. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 02, 2011 Bikini tops and snows skis... at the same location? That is exactly what many travelers may be witnessing across the Midwest and Western US this 4th of July holiday, with late winter snowstorms covering Western mountain ranges from the Rockies to the Sierra Nevadas. It's been deemed a "trifecta day" by many vacationers, looking forward to being...

2011-04-28 15:03:00

BROOMFIELD, Colo., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today reported certain ski season metrics for the comparative periods from the beginning of the ski season through April 24, 2011, and for the prior year period from the beginning of the ski season through April 25, 2010. The data mentioned in this release is interim period data and subject to fiscal quarter end review and adjustments. Highlights Season-to-date lift ticket revenue at the Company's six...

2011-04-12 11:52:00

CHICAGO, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), the resource office for the nation's YMCAs, has received a $500,000 grant from The Sierra Club Foundation to provide thousands of military youth and their family members with outdoor camp experiences at YMCA day camps, overnight camps and family camps from April 2011 through March 2012. This announcement comes on the heels of First Lady Michelle Obama's call this morning for greater support for military families....

2011-03-22 23:08:12

University of Nevada, Reno, researcher and team complete year-long study In a lakewide study, a team of scientists lead by University of Nevada, Reno limnologist Sudeep Chandra has found a considerable decline in native fish species density at Lake Tahoe since 1951. In their final report, they are recommending establishing and implementing a management plan to protect the nearshore zone habitat, which is critical to native fish. "The numbers are alarming, and likely caused by multiple...

2011-03-15 10:30:00

Hikers Can Follow Muir's Footsteps in Rare Guided Trek as Momentum Grows to Restore Hetch Hetchy Valley SAN FRANCISCO, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The fight led by naturalist John Muir a century ago continues to strengthen as hikers prepare for the third annual "Muir's March" this summer to advocate for the restoration of Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park. The guided treks into scenic areas -- rarely experienced by tourists -- literally and figuratively follow in...

2011-02-28 17:00:00

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Yosemite National Park's Badger Pass Ski Area, recently listed as one of the "Top Ten Ski Resorts Perfect for the Entire Family" by msnbc.com, welcomed winter enthusiasts over Presidents' Day weekend with over five feet of fresh light powder. This Northern California ski destination features uncrowded slopes, short lift lines and sun-soaked decks - giving skiers the feel of a private mountain retreat. Skiers still have time in...

2011-02-12 05:00:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Floridians witnessed history today as snow finally fell in the Sunshine State at downtown West Palm Beach's Waterfront Commons for the snowboard competition Red Bull Butter Cup. The scenery was full of palm trees, yachts, and a snow covered ramp with local boarders busting out their best tricks. In its third year, this is the first time the Red Bull Butter Cup series has ever been held in the state of Florida. While the powder may not...

2011-01-27 07:05:00

TRUCKEE, Calif., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestled in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, The Ritz-Carlton welcomes guests to experience the luxury of its North Lake Tahoe hotel - and discover all this four-season destination has to offer. Located mid-mountain at the Northstar-at-Tahoe ski resort, this distinctive mountain retreat boasts sweeping views, impeccable service and convenient access to a vast array of amenities and activities guests can enjoy both seasonally - and...

2011-01-04 00:00:40

Troubled Waters, a panel discussion organized by photokunst as part of photo l.a. XX, will take place on Sunday, January 16 at 1 PM in the Marquee Room of the Double Tree Guest Suites Santa Monica, 1707 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA. A book signing with photokunst photographers Ernest H. Brooks II and Dorothy Kerper Monnelly, will follow across the street at 2:30 PM in the photokunst booth (B 206) of photo l.a. in the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Friday Harbor, WA (PRWEB) January 3, 2011...

2010-12-05 00:12:56

Little, Brown and Company announces the publication of Ansel Adams for the iPad, a multi-tiered introduction to the life and work of Ansel Adams, the most honored American photographer of the twentieth century. For $13.99, this app offers spectacular features including a slideshow of Ansel Adams' photos, embedded video, original letters and postcards, an e-card feature, and a chronology of Adams' life and career. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 3, 2010 Little, Brown and Company, a division...


Latest Sierra Nevada Reference Libraries

Eldorado National Forest
2013-12-24 11:56:03

Eldorado National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in the central Sierra Nevada Mountain Range in eastern California. The majority of the forest lies in El Dorado County. The forest lies in Amador, Alpine, and Placer counties in California; and Douglas County in Nevada with 78 acres. The forest is bordered on the north by the Tahoe National Forest, on the east by the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, on the southeast by the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, and to the south by...

Sequoia National Park
2013-04-17 17:03:11

Sequoia National Park is located in the United States in the southern area of the Sierra Nevada. The park contains 404,063 acres of protected land that was once inhabited by the Western Mono Native American tribe. The best evidence of Native American inhabitants are the pictographs found on Potwisha and Hospital Rock and bedrock mortars, tools that were sued to crush acorns. When European explorers and settlers entered the area, smallpox had already decimated the Native American...

Yosemite National Park
2013-04-17 14:20:47

Yosemite National Park is located in eastern California in the United States in the central area of Sierra Nevada, extending to the western slopes of the range. The park holds 761,268 acres of protected land. The area became very popular after Thomas Ayres, the artist who was responsible for much of the publicity of the area, and an entrepreneur named James Mason Hutchings visited in 1855. Early tourists that visited Yosemite before it was a national park could enjoy passing over the Wawona...

Kings Canyon National Park
2013-03-19 12:16:00

Kings Canyon National Park is located in southern Sierra, Nevada. The park encompasses an area that was once General Grant National Park, which was established in 1890, in order to preserve a grove of giant sequoia trees. The area was known to European settlers in the mid-nineteenth century, but was not well-known until 1873, after John Muir visited and found the environment to be similar to Yosemite valley. Harold Ickes, a United States Secretary of Interior, supported the idea of...

Weather Reference Library
2012-07-19 13:18:39

Fallon Nevada is located on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada mountain chain which has a huge impact in the type of weather in the region and is more of an arid type pattern. Temperatures for Fallon NV: December and January mark the coldest months in the area with average temps around 20-40F. February through March temps warm into the average of 30-50 increasing to 60 by March. April is a mild month with temps in the 40-60 range on average. May and June the average temps warm to 50-70...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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