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Our foothills offer a bounty of local flavor
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A view of Yosemite Valley from the Merced River that drains it. – Hsilaica /
An abandoned homestead at the foot of the Eastern Sierras near Lee Vining, California. – Stanislav Moroz /
Sun sets on a vineyard in the Sierra Foothills American Viticultural Area (AVA). – Sierra Vintners
A secluded stream and lake in Little Lakes Valley in California's Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains. – iStock / sierrarat
A standup paddleboarder enjoying calm waters and scenery on Lake Tahoe. – Ryan Salm

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