Welcome to the wild — a place to unplug from the day-to-day grind and reconnect with yourself, your creativity, and the magic of the natural world.

Humming Bear Springs is the latest collaborative project between artists M. Mara-Ann and Travis Ortiz. Nestled on the western slope of the California Sierra Mountains within Tahoe National Forest, Humming Bear Springs embodies their shared love of the arts, nature, and backcountry adventure. Follow along to share in their trials and triumphs of stewarding this special corner of the forest and meet some of their wild residents.


Meet the wild and wonderful residents of Humming Bear Springs, as they navigate the cycles and seasons in the California mountains of Tahoe National Forest.

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