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Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Nov 10, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mammoth Mountain Opens

Mammoth Mountain Opens

Big snows fell a few weeks back. Now the slopes beckon skiers. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 100th, Devils Postpile

Happy 100th, Devils Postpile

The Mammoth-close wonder opens for its 100th season on Wednesday, June 29. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2011 at 9:09 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Summertime at Crystal Cave

Summertime at Crystal Cave

The Sequoia National Park wonder is only open a few months of the year. Read »

Friday, Jun 3, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 10th, Skytrail

Happy 10th, Skytrail

The lofty ride at the Trees of Mystery turns 10. And longer summer hours begin, too. Read »

Monday, May 9, 2011 at 6:42 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Waterfalls and Rainbows

Waterfalls and Rainbows

Word from Yosemite is that both wonders are in full fantastic force. Read »

Thursday, Mar 10, 2011 at 1:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Skunky Says Summer's Coming

Skunky Says Summer's Coming

And just in time for the Mendo area whale fests. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Horsetail Fall's "Firefall"

Horsetail Fall's "Firefall"

A famous Yosemite landmark is having its most famous fortnight. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 9, 2011 at 6:00 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wild Jungle Love at Safari West

Wild Jungle Love at Safari West

It's a sweetheart-style Saturday with the beasties. Read »

Friday, Feb 4, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Love Lock Bridge

The Love Lock Bridge

Do you and your paramour have your sturdy, steel clasper picked out? Good. Read »

Thursday, Feb 3, 2011 at 1:55 PM
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By Lori Preuitt

Spring Flowers Bloom on Former Army Base

Spring Flowers Bloom on Former Army Base

The Bureau of Land Management is offering a free walking tour of the former Fort Ord army base in Monterey County.  A botanist will take folks around the base to show early spring wildflowers. To... Read »

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A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Trip points you in the right direction. It's a daily look at nearby getaways, festivals and sweet deals.