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2014-04-18 23:02:12

National Park Week is April 19-27, and The Grounds Guys has 10 national parks that should be seen in person. Waco, Texas (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 National parks offer amazing views, wildlife and astounding geographical formations and landscapes. National Park Week is April 19-27, and The Grounds Guys has 10 national parks that should be seen in person. Yosemite National Park (California) Yosemite is home to numerous waterfalls, including the highest waterfall in the United States,...

2014-04-15 12:28:19

TRUCKEE, Calif., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Panoramic vistas and the opportunity to climb 1,500 feet over a short distance are the biggest draws for adventure seekers from as close by as the San Francisco Bay Area and as far away as Los Angeles, New York and Europe. Active adults are looking for outdoor concierge services and guided trips, and Patty and Jeff Baird deliver through Tahoe Trips and Trails out of The Cedar House Sport Hotel....

2014-04-01 23:01:57

On any given day tens of thousands of tourists flock to Yosemite to admire superlative views of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains. Naturalist Journeys, a top birding and wildlife tour company, offers guided tours with expert naturalists on a week-long excursion, September 26 – October 3, that takes visitor experience to a whole new level. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Company owner Peg Abbott says, “Yosemite is a perfect environment to search out birds classic to the...

2014-03-27 23:25:45

YExplore Yosemite Adventures is offering several waterfall photography and painting workshops in April and May. Yosemite National Park, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Yosemite National Park has received several storms over the past few weeks that have dramatically improved the flow of the park's famous waterfalls. More storms are expected in the coming days which is welcome news after such a dry warm winter. Waterfalls like Bridalveil, Vernal, Nevada, and Yosemite Falls have all seen...

2014-03-27 12:28:03

Tahoe Trips and Trails announces new speaker series, guided treks and self-led backpacking adventures TRUCKEE / LAKE TAHOE, Calif., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "How do you Tahoe?" asks Patty Baird, owner of Tahoe Trips and Trails, the outdoor adventure company based out of The Cedar House Sport Hotel. The question -- part challenge, part tongue in cheek and all inspiring -- is asked with a smile. "It's not just a state of mind, and it is more than a lifestyle," explains Baird....

2014-03-26 12:23:37

Experience dancers, visual artists and musicians in the Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park on Sept. 6 and 7, 2014 TRUCKEE, Calif., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Described as magical, diverse and inspiring, Trails and Vistas' art hikes blend art experiences with nature. This year's guided art hikes will take place along an aspen lined trail at Spooner Lake in the Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park on Sept. 6 and 7. Located at an elevation of 6,980 feet, the location is an easy drive from the...

2014-03-24 12:25:09

Eagles Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena tickets are on sale in select markets, and QueenBeeTickets.com has announced its offering of discount Eagles tour tickets including seats for the two concerts at Harveys in Stateline, Nevada on August 29-30, 2014. GERMANTOWN, Wis., March 24. 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- QueenBeeTickets.com has very affordable prices for customers when they obtain Eagles Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena tickets for two shows on August 29 and 30. The popular "History of the...

2014-03-20 23:22:42

Tickets for Carrie Underwood at Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena are available on a presale basis today, and QueenBeeTickets.com has released an inventory of discounted seats. Carrie Underwood is set to entertain fans at the arena in Stateline, Nevada at Harveys on July 18, 2014. Germantown, Wisconsin (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 QueenBeeTickets.com has been steadily selling tickets over the last few years for shows performed by a country music star who is attracting large crowds to entertainment...

2014-03-11 23:27:25

YExplore invites Yosemite National Park visitors to participate in newly created programs of outdoor activities for stronger bodies and minds Yosemite National Park, CA (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Several studies have recently shown the positive effects of spending time outdoors. With results like improved physical and mental health, many experts in the field of education have concluded that children and young adults need the outdoors, and pioneers like Jon Young and Richard Louv have...

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2014-03-03 10:56:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People living or vacationing in rural parts of the northern US and Canada know not to leave food waste lying around at night or else they may receive an unwanted visitor in the form of a scavenging black bear. A new study on black bears living in Yosemite National Park, which was published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, has found that the diets of these scavengers have changed over the past two decades as bear-related...

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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