During spring, rats and squirrels seek out quiet, tucked-away places (behind your car’s battery, say?) to birth their young. And in winter, when temperatures drop, animals might seek warmth and shelter in your engine compartment, or in the ducting beneath the dashboard.
Long considered a stop on the way to Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks, California’s fifth-largest city is now a destination of its own, thanks to an influx of young entrepreneurs and creative types.
When the snow begins to melt in March and April, before the crowds descend on the iconic park, its 2.2 million acres become a muddy paradise for adventurous travelers who are willing to leave their cars behind.
Several major roads snake through the Sierra Nevada foothills, delivering skiers and plastic-saucer-toting kids to mountain resorts from Tahoe to Yosemite. But why not extend the journey for more alpine adventures? Here are a few towns worth a detour.
Thinking about a new car? While financing decisions are as uniquely personal as the purchasers themselves, buying usually beats leasing—even if you have to take out a loan. And that’s especially true in 2022.