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Round Lake Hike

August 12, 2018

Moderate terrain, 4 mile loopThe Round Lake hike is one that I usually do in early summer because the flowers in the first section of the hike can be ...

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Fern Falls

May 20, 2018

It was a Sunday afternoon, my day off after a long work week, and I just had to get up to Lakes Basin and soak in some of that quiet beauty. I didn’t ...

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Snow Melt is ON

May 6, 2018

With the recent warm weather, I decided to head up to Lakes Basin this morning to see what’s hikeable. I’ve been out of town for a week and before I l...

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Spring Up to Smith Lake

April 20, 2018

Approximately 2 miles round trip, gentle incline, snow on the trail.One of the first trails to be accessible in the spring is the Smith Lake trail. Th...

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Skiing Lake Davis

March 30, 2018

The late arrival of snow this year has brought many blessings to the Lost Sierra. An added bonus is warm weather cross-country skiing. There’s nothing...

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March Miracle Longboard Race

March 19, 2018

After disappointingly dry weather in January and February prevented the races from being held, the enthusiasm was sky high yesterday at the World Cham...

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Winter is Here

March 5, 2018

Winter has hit the Lost Sierra at last. It’s been snowing off and on for the last couple weeks. We’re not talking a dusting or few paltry inches here ...

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Snow at Last!

January 21, 2018

I’ve certainly enjoyed the late season hiking in Lakes Basin this winter due to the lack of snow, but I was overjoyed to awaken yesterday to a few inc...

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Graeagle Creek to Smith Creek

January 7, 2018

One positive aspect of this strangely dry winter is the fact that Gold Lake Highway is still open and hiking is still abundant. With a couple hours av...

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Christmas Greetings

December 25, 2017

Holiday Greetings to all from the Lost Sierra. It’s a gorgeous Christmas day, made that much better by a walk in the snow by a lake. There is just som...

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Great Late Season Hiking

December 3, 2017

The snow has been falling in the Lost Sierra in fits and starts. Way back in September Lakes Basin got 4-5 inches, which was not necessarily a welcome...

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Holiday Spirit Shines

December 2, 2017

The holiday season officially starts in our little corner of the Lost Sierra on the first weekend in December. There is nothing sweeter than the commu...

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Afternoon Light

November 20, 2017

It was one of those Graeagle afternoons where everywhere I looked, I thought I was in a theater set. The sunlight against the dark, foreboding skies s...

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Red House Art Gallery

November 4, 2017

Some days, I just don’t feel up to taking on the elements. My sister was in town visiting and the wind was howling and the cloud cover was making a hi...

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Altitude Grand Opening Creates a Splash

October 28, 2017

Oct. 28 was a perfect fall afternoon for a pool party. Warm sun, clear skies and more than 300 guests celebrated the grandeur of Altitude, Nakoma’s ne...

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Fall Colors

October 15, 2017

It’s that gorgeous time of year in the Lost Sierra… crisp nights, warm days and foliage making its magical transformation from green to all shades of ...

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A Perfect Fall Day

October 10, 2017

Having a mid-week day off is always lovely, but having one in the fall in the Lost Sierra is an extra special occurrence. It’s so gorgeous out that I ...

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Grinduro

October 7, 2017

I love volunteering. I get to use my skills in different settings and feel good about supporting groups I believe in. Sometimes volunteering is about ...

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5 Reasons to Hike Smith Lake

October 4, 2017

3.75 miles for the full loop, beginner to moderateApproximately 2.5 miles to the lake and back, which is a great beginner hike  There are so many good...

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Graeagle Mill Pond

September 27, 2017

I worked late today and didn’t have time for a proper hike, so I took my dog to the Mill Pond in Graeagle for a few laps.It was one of those simply st...

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Longboard Races make the cover of Powder Magazine

September 21, 2017

We in the Lost Sierra know that the Historic Longboard Revival Race Series provides some of the greatest family-friendly winter entertainment availabl...

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In search of Thimbleberries

September 18, 2017

One of the great end of summer treats in the Lost Sierra is Thimbleberries. They are delicious! Sweet with just the right amount of tart, almost imper...

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Nakoma Raises $11K for Portola Jr.-Sr. High at Golf Tourney

September 13, 2017

Fortified by a beautiful blue sky and bloody Marys, players in the Nakoma Education Fund Golf Tournament raised more more than $11,000 for Portola Jr....

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Thunder Bumper Season

September 13, 2017

It started off benignly enough. I was running some errands in Portola and saw the first fluffballs over Beckworth Peak. Hmmm, I thought to myself. Bes...

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Kayaking-Gold Lake

August 27, 2017

It was a cool, somewhat breezy afternoon at Nakoma when my friend asked if I wanted to go kayaking after work. She suggested Sardine Lake because it’s...

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Mt. Elwell Hike

August 12, 2017

Approx. 5 miles round trip, moderate to strenuous. Mt. Elwell is the second highest peak in the area, topping out at 7,818 ft. It can be a strenuous h...

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Lakes Basin Wildflowers

July 30, 2017

Easy hike, approximately 2.5 miles. It’s been a warmer than usual summer in the Lost Sierra so I decided to take my hike before work this morning whil...

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Pints for Pups Fundraiser

July 23, 2017

One of the most satisfying aspects of living in a small community is knowing that you can make a positive impact by supporting local non-profit organi...

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First look at our winter wonderland ❄️! We are excited to provide snowshoeing and tubing as we move into our winter season. Rather relax? The pool is heated at an enjoyable 80 degrees and is perfect during a winter day. ☃️ #LostSierra #DiscoverNakoma . . . . . . #OptOutside #NorCal #Altitude #Recreation #HeatedPool #ExploreSierras #Destination #winterishere #WinterVibes #NorthernCalifornia #CaliforniaDestination #Tahoe #Plumas #Reno #LuxuryLifestyle #ExploreToCreate #Nature #MountainLifeStyle #RideNakoma #WinterWonderland #Winter #Snowfall #ResortLife #Amenities #SeasonsGreetings #travelseason

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Waking up to discover snow covered mountain peaks in the heart of the #LostSierra is one of the most blissful experiences one can ask for. Take advantage of our Extended Stay Package and discover why Nakoma is where getting away... got away to. #FrankLloydWright #CaliforniaDestination . . . . . . #ExploreCalifornia #ExploreSierras #SierraNevada #StayAndPlay #Getaway #Staycation #FindYourPark #Landscape #MountainLiving #LuxuryLifestyle #ExploreToCreate #MountainLifestyle #LiveWhereYouVacation #OptOutside #Amenities #ResortLife #DestinationResort #CaliforniaLifestyle

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Whether it be an intimate gathering or a full blown affair, the team at Nakoma is ready to make your special day absolutely perfect. #DiscoverNakoma #NakomaWeddings PC: @composingreality Bride: @themrs_fino . . . . . . . . . #weddingphotographyinspiration #LifeStylePhotography #LuxuryLifeStyle #DestinationWedding #NorCalWedding #LostSierra #WeddingVenue #Venue #Wedding #LiveElevated #ExploreNorCal #WeddingPhotography #CaliforniaWedding #WeddingInspiration #LiveWhereYouVacation #WeddingDayGoals #TahoeWedding #GreagleWedding #PlumasCounty #TheKnot #LostSierraWeddings #LoveandWildHearts #PhotoBug #BeLovedStories #WeddingDayReady #ResortWedding #FairyTailWedding

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Stop on by and stay a while. Guest staying with us at the Lodge have access to Altitude, our exclusive 12,000 square foot recreation center. We are unveiling our new bistro winter menu this Friday. Book your stay today https://bit.ly/2K7Ldjx #DiscoverNakoma #BarandBistro #LostSierraEats . . . . . . . . . . . #LiveElevated #LuxuryLifestyle #CraftBeer #OrganicBistro #CaliforniaLifestyle #Norcal #CaliforniaDestination #OptOutside #ExploreToCreate #Altitude #LuxuryRealestate #Modern #MountainModern #MountainLifestyle #ExploreMore #LiveWhereYouVacation #GoodEats #WorkHardPlayHarder #HealthyEats #Recreation #StayCation #VisitCalifornia #Getaway #Tahoe #Adventure #DiscoverNorCal #FamilyFun

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Shuttle. Shred. Repeat.

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Where getting away, got away to. . . . . . . . . #lostsierra #discovernakoma #plumas #tahoe #forest #river #landscape #riverscape #optoutside #getoutdoors #exploretocreate #livewhereyouvacation #resortlife #experience #norcal #californiadestinations #resortlife #lifestyle #luxury #serenity #foliage #moutainbiking #moutainlife #escape #getaway #ridenakoma #sierra #buttes #landphotography

Where getting a...

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Let us show you the #lostsierra Ask about our shuttle service and the hundreds of near by trails for you to #exploremore #ridenakoma . . . . . . #lostsierraadventure #destination #adventure #playmore #getoutside #optoutside #livewhereyouvacation #luxurylifestyle #mountainlife #ruralexploration #specializedbikes #getoutdoors #exploretocreate #norcal #lifestyle #resortlife #sierranevada #bikelife #DiscoverNakoma #outdoorenthusiast #californiadestination #californiaadventure #lifestylephotography #bikeswithoutlimits #exploresierras #findyourhappy . PC the talented @brugii

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What’s better than a view like this and 50% off bottles of wine? Wine Down your week every Thursday 5-7pm at Nakoma. #WineAndDine #DinnerWithAView . . . . . . #LuxuryLifestyle #LiveWhereYouVacation #CaliforniaLivin #OptOutside #ExploretoCreate #liveelevated #discovernakoma #lostsierra #californiadestination #sunset #californiasun #norcal #lifestyle #luxury #luxurylifestyle #CaliforniaDestination #colorfulsky

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Nakoma's golf course serves up surprises on every fairway. Don't be surprised when we end a fabulous season on Sunday, Nov. 4...that's another whole week of play! . . . . . #dragongolf #livewhatyoulove #livewhereyoulove #livewhereyouvacation #luxurylifestyle #discovernakoma #exploremore #optoutside #californiaadventure #norcalgolf #mountaingolf #luxuryrealestate #getaway #golfwithaview #resortlife #dragongolf #exploreeverything #getoutside #workhardplayhard #sierranevada

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Discover the serenity of the #LostSierra with us. Ask about mountain biking shuttle service available to all lodge guests. Let us take care of you. . . . . . . #discovernakoma #optoutside #livewhereyouvacation #liveelevated #gorgeous #foliage #luxurylifestyle #mountainlife #mountainbike #stayandplay #getoutside #exploretocreate #paddleboarding #serenity #tranquility #paradise #mountainescape #reflectivewater #NorthCalLife #sierrabuttes #sierratrails #sardinelake #lowersardinelake #ridenakoma #findyourpark

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Having a blast supporting @iamspecialized_mtb show its valued retailers from around North America the treasures of the #lostsierra #ridenakoma #mtb #specializedbikes #sierratrails #downieville

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Congratulations Alexis + Stefan! We had a great time this past weekend hosting your special day. We wish you the very best and hope to see you again soon! #NakomaWeddings #DestinationWedding #LostSierra #DiscoverNakoma Beautiful imagery captured by @madisonlaurenphotography . . . . . . #wedding #party #gorgeous #weddingphotography #photoworthy #northerncalifornia #norcalwedding #weddingvenue #luxurylifestyle #luxury #luxuryrealestate #livewhereyouvacation #liveelevated #OptOutside #fallwedding #fall #foliage #autumn #weddingdress #weddingflowers #tahoewedding

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Big trees & bikes. The autumn riding in the #lostsierra remains fantastic! Ask about our Mills Peak Stay&Shuttle package 530.897.2300 #ridenakoma #lakesbasin #norcalmtb #discovernakoma #norcaloutdoors #bayareagetaway

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It’s not to late to take advantage of bright fall foliage as we wrap up the golf season! Schedule your tee-time today. #DragonGolf #LostSierra #DiscoverNakoma . . . . . . #GolfLife #livewhereyouvacation #moutainlife #golflifestyle #fall #autumn #Golfcourse #resortlife #golftips #getaway #tahoe #sierranevada #liveyourbestlife #Optoutside #Adventure #ExploreMore #luxuryhomes #LuxuryLifestyle #18holes #TreatYourself #WorkHardPlayHarder

It’s not to lat...

Looking for a place to hold your next conference? Contact our group coordinator and let us help you make the most out of your time in the #LostSierra #AltitudeatNakoma . . . . . . . #DiscoverNakoma #WorkHardPlayHarder #livewhereyouvacation #ArchitrctureLovers #NortherCalifornia #Adventure #confrence #GroupDestination #WorkSpace #optoutside #luxuryhomes #luxurylifestyle #recreation #RecCenter #FamilyCenter #experiencedifferent #TravelDestination

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What are you waiting for? The #lostsierra awaits. Let us be your host. . . . . . #DiscoverNakoma #optoutside #ResortLife #GolfLife #northerncalifornia #adventure #exploremore #ᴇxᴘʟᴏʀᴇᴛᴏᴄʀᴇᴀᴛᴇ #livewhereyouvacation #MountainLiving #luxurylifestyle #luxuryrealestate #californialifestyle #architecturelovers #mountainbiking #familysmart #familyrecreation #familyfirst #exploretahoe #findyourself #altitudeatnakoma #liveelevated #customhomes #franklloydwright #destinationwedding #dragongolf #golflifestyle #idhikethat #keepitwild

What are you wa...

Are you ready to meet your new neighbors? The view of a lifetime can be yours right now. Nakoma is unveiling expansive new homesites. Finding your ideal home location has never been easier. #LuxuryHomes #Ascend #LostSierra . . . . . #luxuryrealestate #AscendatNakoma #architecturelovers #moutainbiker #golfer #luxuryhome #DiscoverNakoma #secoundhome #livewhereyouvacation #wildlife #deer #mountainliving #restorationhardware #mountainmodern #moutainlifestyle

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Mountain golf doesn't get much better than Nakoma in autumn and the stunning Frank Lloyd Wright Clubhouse. Be our guest with the Fall Stay&Play Getaway starting at $199. Call 530-897-2300 today to book your visit! #discovernakoma #mountaingolf #dragongolf #altitudeatnakoma #residenceclubatnakoma #norcalgolf #resortlife #luxuryrealestate #franklloydwright

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What better place to tie the knot than in a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed clubhouse in the heart of the Lost Sierra? We had an amazing time hosting Sam + Gary’s wedding! We wish you all the best. #NakomaWeddings Stunning photos captured by @stephaniecrusso . . . . #DiscoverNakoma #Wedding #WeddingPhotography #NakomaWedding #lostsierrawedding #Location #weddingideas #dreamweddings #lostsierra #moutainwedding #portraitphotography #resortwedding #weddinglocation#californiawedding

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It's that time of year... fall in the Lost Sierra. The air is crisp and the colors are vivid. Book your Fall Foliage Getaway today at 530-897-2300! #discovernakoma #lostsierra #fallfoliage #franklloydwright #dragongolf #norcal #resortlife #sierranevada #quakingaspens #fallcolor

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October is prime time for mountain biking the Lost Sierra. Book your Stay-&-Shuttle Mills Peak package today by calling 530.897.2300. . . . . #discovernakoma #ridenakoma #altitudeatnakoma #lostsierra #mtb #exploretocreate #getoutside #optoutside #trails #findyourwild #adventure #travel #norcal #sierranevada #sierrabuttes #DiscoverNakoma

October is prim...

Friday evening music in the Wigwam with one of our favorites, @jackdanny1980. #TGIf #LiveMusic #FridaysAtNakoma #ResortLife

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We welcome Sam and her great friends to Nakoma! We hope you all enjoy your fun. Cheers and congratulations! #WeddingParty #WeddingsAtNakoma #SpecialDay #PartyWeekend

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This guy loves his pad at Nakoma! Come find your home in the mountains! #discovernakoma #lostsierra #vacationhome #lilypad #naturephotography

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The Residence Club at Nakoma is a flexibly stylish way to live the mountain lifestyle -- with a Frank Lloyd Wright flair! Call 530.303.2282 today to tour the three RCN floor plans. #discovernakoma #altitudeatnakoma #residenceclubatnakoma #vacationhome #resortlife #luxuryrealestate #dragongolf #franklloydwright

The Residence C...

A single horn shy of an apparition. The Mohawk Valley and Lost Sierra are nonetheless stunning. #discovernakoma #lostsierra #visitcalifornia #resortlife #norcal #unicorns

A single horn s...

Thank you for spending the evening with us @acnasierra. It always a pleasure seeing new and familiar faces around Nakoma! . . . . . #DiscoverNakoma #LostSierra #FindYourSpot #DineandDrive #DinnerWithAView #frankloydwright #TGIF #Audi #getoutsideandplay #luxuryrealestate #architecturelovers

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Stunning views from our hike up #EurekaPeakTrail this past weekend. This is just one of many amazing trails just minutes from our front door. . . . . . . #DiscoverNakoma #LostSierra #Hiking #HikingAdventures #ScenicViews #HikeNakoma #GreatOutdoors #VisitCA #SierraNevada #EurekaPeak #ExploreToCreate #GetOutside #Landscape #HighDesert #MountainLiving #VisitNorCal #Relaxation #Rural_landscapes

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Thank you to everyone who came out for Proprietor’s Picks this evening. Ryan enjoyed sharing a few of his favorites. Each of the fine wines featured stand with a rating of 90 or higher according to Wine Advocate! What a treat, come out every Sunday for tasting on the Terrace! . . . . #WineAndDine# #lostsierra #luxuryrealestate #wine #reserve #sundayfunday #resortlife #liveelevated #winetasting #winelovers #DiscoverNakoma #dinnerwithaview #northcalifornia #escape #getaway #LaborDayWeekend

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Movies and popcorn? You bet. The theater in Altitude is available to Members and guests in the Lodge at Nakoma. #altitudeatnakoma #discovernakoma #resortlife #movietime #familyfriendly

Movies and popc...

"Playing through" at Nakoma has a whole different meaning. . . . #discovernakoma #dragongolf #lostsierra #norcalgolf #sierranevadagolf #tgif #LostSierra #LaborDayWeekend #deerwhisperer #explorenorcal #golfshot #experiencedifferent #golf #DeerOfInstagram

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