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Thursday, April 25, 2024
Five Lakes Trail

Five Lakes · Granite ridges & snow-fed pools

The Five Lakes Trail climbs through multicolored granite and volcanic rock formations, then delves into a deep forest of firs and pines to reach...

Exploring historic Markleeville

On a hilltop above the quaint town of Markleeville, a century-old schoolhouse stands proud. Preserved in white, the structure appears timeless under a sapphire...

Squaw Valley Tram: A ride into history

Five months from now, Squaw Valley will celebrate the 65th anniversary of the opening of the ski area in November 1949, but you don’t...

“Mountain Picassos” on exhibit

Basque tree carvings, or arborglyphs, have long been of interest to historians, Basque scholars, foresters and hikers. Carved by Basque sheepherders tending their flocks...

Squaw Valley Celebrates 70 Years, Part II

On Thanksgiving weekend 2019, Squaw Valley Ski Resort celebrated 70 years of epic skiing for winter sports enthusiasts. Since 1949, millions of people have...

Kyburz Flat, Explore Petroglyphs, sheep camp & way station

Before and during California’s Gold Rush era, a multitude of routes were blazed over the Sierra Nevada into the Golden State. The northern mining...

Remnants of the past: Sheepherders’ ovens part of rich Basque history

Tucked away off the beaten path are the remnants of a Basque sheepherders’ camp. One early evening just before sunset, I set out to...

Magic in Markleeville: Battered town rich in Sierra history

Over the past few years, the residents and businesses of Markleeville have been to hell and back. First, the Covid-19 pandemic shut down tourism...

From flocks to ski slopes: Basque sheepherder’s lasting cultural imprints

Ranchers began raising sheep and cattle in the Tahoe Sierra after the California Gold Rush invasion when demand for meat soared. From the mid-19th...