Sitting in Chicago now during the winter months has me thinking a lot about the fun winter activities in California. Not only could we continue our hiking and wine tasting getaways, but we could easily get to the mountains to ski and snowshoe. We had it so good!
After exploring a bit more of California and the west on our road trip, I wanted to share some thoughts on spending the winter out west and the four things I'd try to incorporate into the season if I were still there.
|Death Valley's Zabriskie Point|
White Sands National Monument
|White Sands expansive dunes|
A trip to White Sands in Southeastern New Mexico is definitely off the beaten path for most westerners, but so worth the journey. A desert of sparkling white sand dunes and crystal blue skies await visitors to this hidden gem in the National Park Service system. Camping may be a little chilly here at night during the winter months so it's probably best paired with a trip to another destination in beautiful New Mexico.
Yosemite National Park
|Snow shoeing behind Tenaya Lodge|
If you live in California, please know how lucky you are to have so much nearby...the rest of us are jealous!