Tag Archives: Sierra Nevada

A Great Northeastern Land

Somewhere beyond the Sacramento Valley, north of Lake Tahoe, exists a remote mountainous land of lakes and valleys, where the Sierras converge on the Cascades. People often come here often for glimpses of geothermal activity at Lassen Volcanic National Park … Continue reading

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Sierra Steppe (and Yosemite)

One geographical feature of California that has always fascinated me: the Sierra Steppe. As far as I know, there is no accepted name for the large expanse of grassland between the Central Valley and the Sierra Foothills. ¬†Perhaps it exists … Continue reading

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