Rain Or Snow: Let's Go!

There’s rain, there’s snow, oh the places you’ll go! From waterfalls and cross-country skiing, to walking on sand dunes and spying gray whales, here are some fun adventures to weather the storms!

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1) Gorge-ous View

"Over the meadow and through the woods" … no this isn't the start of a fairy tale … it's the start of a fairy trail! Tahoe's Royal Gorge is North America's largest cross-country ski resort. One of the routes we…

2) Drake Awakening

The ultimate holiday mixer isn’t eggnog and rum (although it’s a close second); it’s Drake’s Estero! Part salt water, part fresh water, Drake’s Estero is smack in the middle of Point Reyes, and one of only two marine wilderness areas…

3) You Go, Curl!

There are those certain sports you just never hear about unless the Olympics are coming around. You know, like, curling! With its 40-pound granite stones and sweeping action, curling requires strategy, finesse, and really dapper uniforms (see Team Norway). It’s…

4) Montana on the Mind

It’s called the Crown of the Continent. And it’s home to some of the most ruggedly stunning mountains on the planet. Glacier National Park is currently blanketed in snow, perfect conditions for a winter exploration. Kalispell, Montana, is your accessible…

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5) Dunes of Death Valley

You won't find a body of water here, but you will find big waves … of sand! Bring snacks and a beverage to enjoy at one of the world's premier picnic spots—the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes—just 2 miles east of…

6) Four-Legged Falls

Love your dog? Love waterfalls? Get the best of both on this easygoing hike hidden in Novato. Indian Valley Open Space Preserve is tucked behind the College of Marin campus, and those who discover it are in for a treat.…

7) Hut Hut Ski!

With more than 60 kilometers of perfectly groomed trails, Bear Valley Cross Country area is an expansive—and impressive—Sierra secret. Paul Petersen and his wife, Dianne, have been running this ski center for 34 years and know the lowdown on all…

8) Gray's in Fashion

Built in 1872, Pigeon Point Lighthouse will still beam bright into the 2017 New Year, and beyond. This iconic mainstay on the San Mateo Coast is great to visit any time, but go in the next few weeks and get…

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