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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
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 »

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 at 12:06 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mammoth to Stay Open Through Memorial Day

Mammoth to Stay Open Through Memorial Day

The Sierra ski destination keeps the slopes running. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Riding a Vintage Train Through Gold Country

Riding a Vintage Train Through Gold Country

The Sierra No. 3 is set to start its season. Read »

Saturday, Mar 2, 2013 at 8:56 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fly-Fishing in the Sierra

Fly-Fishing in the Sierra

Cast a line in some of the state's most spectacular waters. 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 »

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012 at 6:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Snow in the Sierra

Snow in the Sierra

Haven't had your fill of fall yet? It's wrapping in some parts of the state. Read »

Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 4:47 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mammoth Leaf Peeping

Mammoth Leaf Peeping

Ready to bid summer adieu and have an autumn adventure? Read »

Monday, Jul 30, 2012 at 10:09 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

High Sierra Getaway

High Sierra Getaway

The wait to stay at the High Sierra camp is usually months, but not now. Read »

Thursday, Jun 28, 2012 at 12:49 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

High Sierra Camps Opening Dates

High Sierra Camps Opening Dates

Have you been putting "getting away from it all" off? Stop that. Read »

Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 9:10 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tioga Gets Its Reopen Date

Tioga Gets Its Reopen Date

It's one of the main signs of the coming of summer in the Sierra. Read »

About
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.