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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 »

Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014 at 10:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Crew for a Day: Join the Historic Sierra No. 3

Crew for a Day: Join the Historic Sierra No. 3

Hop in the cab of a Gold Country favorite (and get to work). Read »

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 11:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fishing Along the High Sierra

Fishing Along the High Sierra

Need some peaceful meadow-lake action? Yosemite awaits. Read »

Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 2:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tenaya Lodge Fetes Yosemite's 150th Anniversary

Tenaya Lodge Fetes Yosemite's 150th Anniversary

Mark the signing of the grant with a park-adjacent stay. Read »

Thursday, Apr 3, 2014 at 11:34 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Skiing on Memorial Day: It's Happening

Skiing on Memorial Day: It's Happening

Shorts and snow boards? Mammoth plans to make it so. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 7:05 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Spring Snow: Sierra Awaits Flakes

Spring Snow: Sierra Awaits Flakes

Need to get a few more down-the-mountain runs in? Now is the time. Read »

Saturday, Feb 1, 2014 at 8:06 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rejoice, Ski People: The Snow Is Back

Rejoice, Ski People: The Snow Is Back

The mountains rejoice as the white stuff falls again. Read »

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, Dec 21, 2013 at 5:21 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Snowshoe Adventuring in the Sierra

Snowshoe Adventuring in the Sierra

A Tenaya Lodge package sends guests out for a chilly, thrilly walk. Read »

Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 9:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Foliage Time: See Peak Color

Foliage Time: See Peak Color

The call to "Go Now!" -- and enjoy the hues of autumn -- is on. 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.