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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...

Join us for the self guided #LostSierraLuxuryHomeTour @nakomaresort this coming Saturday! Pick up your map at the Altitude Recreation Center. Our brand new Ascend Homes, a future Mark Tanner project @mtctahoe and custom homes are open for viewing from 2-4:30pm. Enjoy drinks and appetizers after the tour (4:30-6:30pm) at Altitude. We can’t wait to show you the endless opportunities we have to offer! #LSLHT #lostsierra #lostsierrarealestate #luxuryrealestate #luxurylifestyle #nakomaresort #wheredreamscometrue #restorationhardware #methodhomes @methodhomes

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Your hole-in-one in the making at Nakoma #discovernakoma #dragongolf #golf #pinplacement #ncga #luxuryrealestate #resortlife

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Need some color in your life? Play 18 on Nakoma's stunning mountain course and you'll be rewarded with abundant eye candy. #discovernakoma #resortlife #dragongolf

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Finding a quiet place to ponder is only a short hike away at Nakoma. #discovernakoma #lostsierra #hiking

Finding a quiet...

Whether it's a pot of gold*, a great tee shot, perfect day on a trail or a trophy trout, you can find it all at Nakoma... #discovernakoma #resortlife #lostsierra #visitcalifornia *keep us posted on the pot-O-gold at the end of the #rainbow !!!

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Flamenco at Nakoma! @milton_merlos_ is an amazing player! Look for him playing Nakoma again this summer. #discovernakoma #resortlife #flamenco

Flamenco at Nak...

The view from our Sierra Sky Deck never fails to inspire. Sunset cocktail during golden hour?Absolutely! #discovernakoma #lostsierra #resortlife #sunset #visitcalifornia

The view from o...

Frazier Falls is just a short drive from Nakoma, your Lost Sierra base camp. #discovernakoma #lostsierra #norcal #waterfalls

Frazier Falls i...

It’s going to be beautiful weather all weekend. Join us in the #LostSierra. #DiscoverNakoma #ResortLife #NoFilter #VisitCalifornia

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Nakoma is the ideal base camp for discovering fresh perspectives. #discovernakoma #goldlakesbasin #visitcalifornia #lostsierra

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A little window between storms. We’ve had a great few days of rain. The #NakomaDragon is in beautiful shape. #storm #RainClouds

A little window...

Family of local “helpers” fine tuning the course rough. #DiscoverNakoma #NakomaDragon #LostSierra #Wildlife #Deer photo by WH

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The end of the #rainbow you’ve been looking for is at Nakoma. 🌈 #DiscoverNakoma photo by JL

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Fantastic weekend with the @sierratrails tribe and ribbon-cutting for the Mills Peak extension trail. Stay tuned for new Nakoma stay-&-cycle packages in the #lostsierra. #discovernakoma #ridenakoma #mtb

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A short hike from Nakoma is the Middle Fork of the Feather, a Wild and Scenic River. #lostsierra #discovernakoma #wildandscenicriver

A short hike fr...

A colorful Nakoma visitor -- ceanothus silk moth. The #lostsierra is home to an array of critters and Nakoma is your base camp for adventure. #discovernakoma #sierranevada

A colorful Nako...

Partially cloudy and perfect temps for a round of 18. #DragonGolf #NakomaDragon #GolfLife #ResortLife #VisitCalifornia

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Gearing up for the summer. Calling all escape artists

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Springtime highlights at Nakoma. #discovernakoma #altitudeatnakoma #lostsierra

Springtime high...

Your kids will reach new heights at Altitude! #altitudeatnakoma #discovernakoma #resortlife #climbingwall

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Smith Lake in the Lakes Basin is accessible by foot and mountain bike. Enjoy! #discovernakoma #lostsierra #ridenakoma #goldlakesbasin

Smith Lake in t...

No crowds. Quiet forest fairways. The locals love spring golf in the #lostsierra #dragongolf #discovernakoma #sasquatch #visitcalifornia

No crowds. Quie...

Gold Lake Highway is open! Nakoma is your basecamp to get out and explore the Lakes Basin, Sierra Buttes & beyond! #discovernakoma #ridenakoma #lostsierra #roadcycling

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Opening day sunrise. Dragon season is here! #NakomaDragon #DiscoverNakoma #NakomaResort #GolfLife #Golf

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Spring is in the air. #getoutandexplore 📍#plumasnationalforest #hiketahoe #lostsierra

Spring is in th...

Spring Stay & Play just $199, includes a night at the lodge, golf, range balls and cart! Book online through our website #linkinbio then go to lodge > special offers

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The back roads around Nakoma are open for exploration. #lostsierra #discovernakoma #ridenakoma

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#franklloydwright reimagined in a place inspired by the natural surrounding beauty of the #lostsierra - a tranquil escape from the madness that surrounds us. This Sierra sanctuary a few minutes off the beaten path blurs the lines between great indoors and great outdoors. The one and only @nakomaresort #mountainliving #abovetheclouds #visitnakoma

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Dream bigger. #dreamhome #mountainmodern #nakoma #viewfromthetop #luxuryrealestate #designbuild #groundunderrepair #livelarge @mtctahoe #tahoehomes

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One more week until #thedragon opens for another epic season. Multi pass discounts available online. #whywelovethisgame #golfnow #teetimus

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Picture yourself here. #nakomaresort #plumas #truckee #dronephotography #magestic

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Golf at Nakoma tees off April 27. Join us for a great spring stay-and-play package for play through May 31 and access to Altitude, our new rec center. Call 530-897-2300 to reserve. #dragongolf #discovernakoma #resortlife

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Everything you need and nothing that you don’t. #greagle #shop #nakoma

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