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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...

2014-02-27 23:31:07

YExplore to Host Painting and Photography Workshops With Focus on Waterfalls and How Art Shaped the National Parks Yosemite National Park, CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 A late February storm system has begun to dump snow on the Sierra Nevada with new accumulations of at least two feet expected for the high country of Yosemite National Park. This is welcome news for a region that has received less than average precipitation this winter. This storm should last throughout the weekend and the...

2014-02-25 23:28:18

Lead Guide John P. DeGrazio Shares Thoughts to Promote Safety and Success on Yosemite's Most Popular Peak Yosemite National park, CA (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 The Half Dome preseason lottery will occur in March when thousands of outdoor enthusiasts will apply for the privilege to attempt the summit of the most sought-after peak in Yosemite National Park. The final portion of the trail leading to the cables has a restricted limit of 300 hikers per day with guidelines set forth by the...

2014-02-13 16:28:12

Comprehensive memory care and other senior care services will be added to the Carson Tahoe Health System CARSON CITY, Nev., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prestige Care, Inc., and Prestige Senior Living L.L.C., leaders in exceptional senior living and skilled nursing and rehabilitation care, today announced that they are making plans to join with Carson Tahoe Health to expand quality senior care services and offer comprehensive memory care to Carson City residents and their...

2014-01-16 23:31:36

Standup Paddle Board industry leader, Tahoe SUP, celebrates 5 years of innovating the touring paddle board market. Sparks, Nevada (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 Standup Paddleboard manufacturer, Tahoe SUP (http://www.tahoesup.com), marks its 5 year anniversary this week. The brand was introduced to the public for the first time by founder, Nate Brouwer, in January of 2009 at the annual Surf Expo trade show in Orlando, Florida. Brouwer, a Tahoe area resident, had checked out SUP surfing in...

2013-12-24 23:03:56

Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa has partnered with Black Tie Ski Rentals in an on-site shop off the hotel’s lobby that includes personalized ski valet service and in-room boot fittings. The recently remodeled Mammoth Lakes, Calif. hotel’s ski service also includes a complimentary Mammoth Mountain ski shuttle and slope-side rental equipment delivery. Mammoth Lakes, CA (PRWEB) December 24, 2013 The Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa, located in the heart of Mammoth Lakes, Calif., is...


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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