The Sierra Nevada (/ s i ˌ ɛr ə n ɪ ˈ v æ d ə, -ˈ v ɑː d ə /, Spanish: [ˈsjera neˈβaða], snowy saw range) is a mountain range in the Western United States, between the Central Valley of California and the Great Basin.The vast majority of the range lies in the state of California, although the Carson Range spur lies primarily in Nevada.The Sierra Nevada is part of the American ...
Sierra Nevada: Sierra Nevada, major mountain range of western North America, running along the eastern edge of the U.S. state of California. Its great mass lies between the large Central Valley depression to the west and the Basin and Range Province to the east. Extending more than 250 miles (400 kilometres)
California's Sierra Nevada Spanish for "Snowy Mountain" is a massive block of granite, called a batholith. Heavy snow falls during most winters, and there are many permanent snow patches and several small glaciers. The Sierra Nevada has earned the name "Snowy Mountian" because it is the second snowiest mountain range on the North American Continent.
The Sierra Nevada is part of the American Cordillera and is located in California and Nevada in the United States of America.. The range is well known for several of its features, including Lake Tahoe, Yosemite Valley and Mount Whitney - the highest mountain in the contiguous United States.
From Lassen Volcanic National Park through the High Sierra to Tehachapi Pass, this map displays the entire Sierra Nevada in a continuous sweep of dramatic mountain landscape. A bounty of geographic information and a great trip planner. "A new landmark in outdoor publishing." -Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle
Sierra Nevada (Spanish: [ˈsje.ra neˈβa.ða]; meaning "mountain range covered in snow") is a mountain range in the region of Andalucia, in the province of Granada and, a little further, Málaga and Almería in Spain.It contains the highest point of continental Spain and the third highest in Europe, after the Caucasus Mountains and the Alps, Mulhacén at 3,479 metres (11,414 ft) above sea leve...
Sierra Nevada Mountains. As home to three national parks, the highest point in the contiguous United States, and the highest alpine lake in the country ~ Lake Tahoe ~ The Sierra Nevada Mountains is one of the world’s great natural beauties.
We see the Sierra Nevada only in bits. We nibble at them. For every Yosemite, the Sierra holds hundreds of equally lovely but barely known alpine valleys; for every Tahoe, dozens of high mountain lakes. Here are some of the Sierra's top hits and best-kept secrets, wonders waiting to be explored (such as McGee Creek and the Sierra Crest, pictured).
Snow-covered peaks in winter, gushing waterfalls in spring, wildflower meadows and glistening lakes in summer, vibrant colors in fall—this is a land of dramatic and wild beauty. World-class mountain resorts circling turquoise-blue Lake Tahoe, and at Mammoth Lakes cater to all, with scenic ski trails in winter and trails and vistas in summer.Yosemite Valley…is always a sunrise, a glitter of ...