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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Friday, Nov 6, 2015 at 5:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Gold and Snow: Mono County's November Colors

Stunning sights are seen around June, Gull, and Silver Lakes. View gallery »

Saturday, Jan 18, 2014 at 1:11 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hikes, Fishing, Drives: Mono County's Unwinterlike Winter

Hikes, Fishing, Drives: Mono County's Unwinterlike Winter

It's usually the spot for skiing, but the weather says otherwise. Read »

Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 9:13 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Astounding Tufa of Mono Lake

The Astounding Tufa of Mono Lake

The wonder-filled state preserve is open to visitors. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013 at 11:52 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mountain Gold: June Lake October

Mountain Gold: June Lake October

Call it Foliage Central, or one center, at least, for the Eastern Sierra. Read »

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 at 9:14 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

June Mountain Set to Reopen

June Mountain Set to Reopen

The Eastern Sierra ski destination has re-thrown open the doors wide. Read »

Monday, Dec 10, 2012 at 9:30 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mammoth Opens the Whole Mountain

Mammoth Opens the Whole Mountain

The Eastern Sierra ski destination has thrown open the doors wide. Read »

Thursday, Apr 26, 2012 at 5:50 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Merry Fishmas

Merry Fishmas

It's nearly that time of year again in the gorgeous Eastern Sierra. Read »

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A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Drive points you in the right direction. It's a daily look at nearby getaways, festivals and sweet deals.
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ALYSIA GRAY PAINTER Alysia Gray Painter has blogged for NBCLA.com since October 2008, covering Los Angeles go-outs, restaurants, museums, hotels, as well as nearby Worth the Drive destinations. She served as the West Coast Managing Editor for AOL CityGuide, as well as the Los Angeles editor; she has also written for Bark magazine, McSweeney's, Modern Humorist, and PBS programs and publications.