Explore the wildflowers

Courtesy Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

This summer enjoy free guided hikes through Squaw Valley’s unique alpine meadows, alive with wildflowers. Twice daily until Sept. 3, the adventure begins with a panoramic, 10-minute ride on the Aerial Tram that climbs 2,000 vertical feet and soars above a breathtaking mountainscape of granite rock and the iconic Tram Face.

The destination is High Camp, located at 8,200 feet, where hikers of all levels can enjoy a 1.5-mile hike led by North Face professionals. Expect spectacular views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada, reach new heights including Emigrant Peak and Shirley Lake, spot flora — such as the California Snow Flower, Indian paintbrush and lupine — and marvel at fauna such as the yellow-bellied marmot and golden eagle. There are no reservations necessary; meet in the lobby of the Aerial Tram at 11:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. Dogs are welcome. Hikes are dependent on favorable weather and conditions. Tram ticket required. | squawalpine.com