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Tea for Christmas

"Home for Christmas" - not an ideal end to the year 2020. Break away for an outdoor adventure. Try a Christmas away from home. Shake off that cooped up year and get some exercise - out doors!

Relax and schedule a mini vacation for the holidays. Enjoy a winter wonderland with a cabin in the mountains or escape the snow all together for a desert retreat. Cozy mountain Cabins & Lodges are needing your business dollar. Most are open for the season! Call ahead to verify.

snow sierra cabin destinations

Pre-chart winter driving routes with lodging, suggested stops, destinations and recreation. Venture off the beaten path, but know your limitations (physically, and auto mechanically). With winter weather you must be prepared for almost anything: floods, rising rivers, creeks, big rain, wild winds, heavy snow, hail, icy roadways, and darkness. California does indeed have some serious weather.

sledding areas in California

snow creek park

winter checklist:

- Check Road Conditions local county pages, regional sites.
- Check Weather Conditions local links, regional weather data.
- CalTrans Road Conditions verify online before you leave for up-to-date winter conditions and highway closures. You can also call 1-800-427-7623 for current highway conditions.
- Creating your travel route w/ Google Maps
- Print out all reservation confirmation pages for hotels and campgrounds.
- Carry tire chains when driving in winter conditions. Flashlights, blankets, food and water; additional emergency gear could save your life if stranded overnight, or perhaps longer.
- Change your windshield wiper blades before the trip. Check oil and fluid levels.
- Bring more than one hard-copy map (a real map)

Snow Sledding Cindy

outdoor winter wear

California Wineries

CamelBak Winter Sale