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