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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...

Explore beautiful mountain homes during the Lost Sierra Home Tour on Aug. 25, including the newest in mountain-modern living -- Ascend at Nakoma. Please RSVP at sales@nakomaresort.com or 530.303.2282 #discovernakoma #ascendatnakoma #luxuryrealestate #secondhome #lostsierrahometour

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Smiling faces all around after another day of descending Mills Peak Trail via Nakoma's shuttle. Call 530.897.2300 for info on Mills shuttle service or our Stay-&-Shuttle package. #ridenakoma #discovernakoma #millspeaktrail #sierratrails #lostsierra

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Big congrats to Carol Shields today for making a hole in one on #8! #DragonGolf #NakomaDragon #HoleInOne #GolfLife #Golf

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Nakoma Members and guests in the Lodge love the menu in Altitude, our beautiful family rec center. Locally sourced organic & non-GMO ingredients make for delicious salads, pizzas, wraps, panini & more! #altitudeatnakoma #lodgeatnakoma #discovernakoma #resortlife #luxuryrealestate

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Discover mountain living at the Lost Sierra Home Tour on Aug. 25. Self-guided tour starts at Nakoma 10am-Noon. Complimentary lunch follows in #altitudeatnakoma our fab new rec center. RSVP in the link in our bio, please! #discovernakoma #ascendatnakoma #lostsierra #mountainmodern #resortlife #restorationhardware

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Nakoma guests are tuning up at our bike wash station before dropping into the 23rd annual #Downievilleclassic this weekend. Nakoma is a proud partner with @sierratrails who make the awesome event happen #ridenakoma #discovernakoma #lostsierra #yubaexpeditions #norcalmtb #millspeakshuttle #millspeak

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Shuttle. Shred. Repeat. Nakoma makes shuttling the Mills Peak Trail simple. Tuesday&Thursday shuttles from our Lodge to top of Mills-Hwy 89 now til the snow flies. Call 530.897.2300 to reserve a seat and info. Thx to our rad partner @sierratrails #ridenakoma #sierratrails #yubaexpeditions #millspeak #millspeakshuttle #lostsierra #norcalmtb

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Join us for Tasting on the Terrace this Sunday, July 29 when we welcome our great friends @dubostwinery from the Central Coast. 4-7pm. Tasting $15 per person or complimentary when dining with us Sunday evening. #wineatnakoma #dubostwinery #discovernakoma #californiawines #resortlife #lostsierra

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Are you dreaming of a place where you can enjoy stunning sunsets, an active lifestyle, luxurious amenities and a true getaway? We can make your dream come true! Come and explore our prime property offerings @nakomaresort! You will never want to leave... #sunset #nakomaresort #nakomarealestate #lifestyle #adreamcometrue #buildyourdreamhome

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No bad days on the course at Nakoma. First tee for this group on a beautiful morning in the #lostsierra with Eureka Peak beckoning. #dragongolf #discovernakoma #norcalgolf #secondhome #mountaingolf

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Hot where you live? Come and stay in the Lodge at Nakoma and enjoy Altitude, our new rec center. The water is wonderful! #altitudeatnakoma #ascendatnakoma #discovernakoma #resortlife #luxuryrealestate #secondhome #norcal

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Ascend at Nakoma gives a whole new perspective on mountain living. Join us for tours of the three model homes Fridays 3-6pm and Saturdays & Sundays noon-4pm. #ascendatnakoma #discovernakoma #resortlife #restorationhardware #luxuryrealestate #mountainmodern #secondhome

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Lodge guests and Golf, Activity & RCN Members are invited to try the new Mediterranean Salad and other tasty selections on the new Altitude Bistro+Bar menu. (Foodie tip: Ask for the crunchy chickpeas!) #altitudeatnakoma #discovernakoma #resortlife #foodie #healthyfood #supersalads

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Goooooaaalllll! World Cup fever? You bet. Our Lodge guests and members love watching the games in Altitude. #discovernakoma #altitudeatnakoma #worldcup2018 #futbol #fußball #resortlife

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Tranquility awaits at Ascend, Nakoma's collection of new residences. #ascendatnakoma #discovernakoma #luxuryrealestate #restorationhardware #resortlife #mountainmodern #renotahoe

Tranquility awa...

We made a new friend this morning. #Deer #Wildlife #NakomaWildlife #DiscoverNakoma #MountainLife #ResortLife

We made a new f...

Ascend at Nakoma offers three floorplans each offering a unique way to own and live in the mountains. Join us for our Ascend open houses: Fridays: 3-6pm Saturdays & Sundays: noon-4pm #ascendatnakoma #discovernakoma #luxuryrealestate

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Happy Fourth from all of us at Nakoma!🇺🇸 We are grateful for all of our guests, our owners, members, staff and this wonderful place in the Lost Sierra! #gratitude #fourthofjuly #nakomaresort #franklloydwright #redwhiteblue #lostsierra

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Your sublime Sierra inspiration awaits with Nakoma as base camp. Our Stay-&-Hike offer includes lodging, dinner for two & guide book with the best trails to explore. Call 530.897.2300 to start your adventure. #lostsierra #goldlakesbasin #discovernakoma #norcal #mountains #hiking #visitcalifornia

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Morning goose family shower. #wildlife #BirdsOfNakoma

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Where mountain lifestyle meets luxurious living! A brand new gem in the Lost Sierra is welcoming you! Come and visit our newest addition the Ascend Homes at @nakomaresort! Weekly Open Houses Fridays 3pm - 6pm Saturdays 12pm - 4pm Sundays 12pm -4pm Replenish your soul, connect with nature, dive into the endless opportunities, explore the options of becoming an owner @nakomaresort and enjoy our luxurious amenities! We can’t wait to welcome you! #luxuryhomes #luxurylifestyle #restorationhardware #ascendatnakoma #mountainlife #mountainmodern

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Wondering where to ride your new gravel bike? Let Nakoma show you the deserted dirt roads and views right from our front door. #discovernakoma #ridenakoma #lostsierra #groad #gravelgrinder

Wondering where...

Welcome to Ascend at Nakoma, the new must-see style of mountain living. For a private tour of our three home models call 530.303.2282 or email sales@nakomaresort.com #discovernakoma #ascendatnakoma #resortlife #restorationhardware #luxuryrealestate #norcalhomes

Welcome to Asce...

Stay in the Lodge at Nakoma and experience Altitude, our new family rec center, or be our guest for one of our Stay-&-Golf or Stay-&-Hike packages. #discovernakoma #lostsierra #resortlife #luxuryrealestate #norcal

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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 #ascendatnakoma

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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

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

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

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

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