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We are disappointed but given the success they have had and their recent investments into the resort, we respect that this is the right time for them to move in a different direction.

 

Gusty winds during a recent storm broke a branch of the famous cypress tree on California’s northern coast.

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Explore the Pacific Coast in the Northwest region beginning in Curry County and traveling northbound. Or snorkel in Emerald Bay finding sunken treasure, or strap on boards or skis and check-off 49 other things to do in Lake Tahoe. If you’re in Surf City stop by legendary Jack’s Surfboards. Or, hit the road on one of Montana’s three unforgettable routes for winding roads and breathtaking vistas that won’t disappoint.  The choice is yours. Enjoy!

Best West Road Trips

Region: Pacific Northwest

Most people associate the Pacific Northwest with a lush region that receives large amounts of rain during the winter months, with wonderful summer days. But the Northwest has a variety of climate regions, from the Pacific Coast to the valley and, once over the mountains, a desert region — all within a few hours drive of each other. There is enough to keep the outdoor enthusiast busy.” Map – Wikitravel

 

Region: Pacific Northwest

Southern Oregon Coast, Curry County, Port Orford.

Humbug Mountain State Park
“The park and campground are dominated by Humbug Mountain (elevation 1,756 feet) and surrounded by forested hills. The campground enjoys some of the warmest weather on the Oregon coast as the surrounding mountains offer protection from cool ocean breezes.” Photo – Oregon State Parks

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Region: Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe

Sunken ships revealed at Tahoe’s new underwater trail

A new state park designated underwater trail at Emerald Bay State Park at Lake Tahoe includes the largest collection of sunken boats in America. California State Parks will open an underwater trail to four sites in Emerald Bay that will lead visitors to a boat graveyard from the 1920s and ’30s — and provide those in boats with a chance to peer down into the lake for a glimpse. State park divers have found two large barges and 12 recreational boats, including a vintage 27-foot launch, said Denise Jaffe, associate state archaeologist with the California State Parks and a scuba diver who helped develop the project. This collection is the largest, most diverse group of sunken small watercraft of their type, in their original location, known to exist in the nation, Jaffe said. The underwater shipwreck route will be named the “Emerald Bay Maritime Heritage Trail.”Tom Stienstra sfchronicle.com  Photo: Mylana Haydu, Center for Underwater Science, Indiana University

Region: Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe

50 Things to Do in Lake Tahoe This Winter

“Tahoe just got a truckload of fresh powder—tis the season for snowmobile treks, chilly swims, mountain-view skydiving, spicy coffees, and icy seafood.
Here are 50 of the best things to do in Lake Tahoe this winter.
6. Explore the night during moonlight snowshoe hikes and star tours at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and The Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe. // tahoestartours.com
7. Ski during sunset at the Last Tracks beer and wine events at Diamond Peak. // diamondpeak.com
8. Enjoy wood fired sa’atar chicken and an Oaxacan Old Fashioned at Pioneer Cocktail Club. // pcctahoe.com”
Christina Nellemann 7×7.com Photo Courtesy of Resort at Squaw Creek

California Coast: Tip to Tip

Region: Central Coast, Monterey

Famed Lone Cypress tree damaged by recent storms
The famed Lone Cypress on the 17-Mile Drive in Monterey was damaged by California storms in Feb. 2019. Gusty winds during a recent storm broke a branch of the famous cypress tree on California’s northern coast. The Pebble Beach Company said Friday that despite the damage, an arborist has recently examined the Lone Cypress and confirmed it’s “healthy and remains secure on its rocky perch.” The tree, believed to be more than 250 years old, draws many visitors to the scenic 17-Mile Drive on the Monterey Peninsula to take photographs of it. The owner of the Pebble Beach golf links and resort registered a drawing of the tree as the company’s trademark in 1919.
Associated Press. sfchronicle.com Photo: KSBW

Region: South Coast, Orange County Beach Towns, Huntington Beach

Jack’s Surfboards
“For over 50 years, Jack’s Surfboards has been an Orange County icon and Southern California favorite for surfboards, wetsuits, clothing, footwear and accessories. Being voted as Orange County’s #1 surf shop year after year is a testament to Jack’s dedication to offering the largest and newest selections for men, women and children. Jack’s Surfboards flagship store in Huntington Beach is a destination spot for surfers and surf fans from all over the world. The huge 10,000 square foot surf shop is located just steps away from the Huntington Beach pier on the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street.  Jack’s Surfboards also has six other coastal Orange County locations that offers the same extensive selection and excellent customer service.” Visit Huntington Beach – Surf City USA.

High Country Eagles

Rocky Mountain Region, Northwestern Colorado Region

Vail Resorts and Arapahoe Basin to End Pass Partnership
For Vail Resorts’ part, the new-for-2019-20 Keystone Plus Pass replaces the Keystone A-Basin Pass and offers unlimited holiday-restricted skiing at Keystone, unlimited late-season days at Breckenridge (after April 1), five holiday-restricted days at Crested Butte, and 10 (up from six) Buddy Tickets when purchased prior to the April deadline for $369, $259 for kids. Kirsten Lynch, chief marketing officer for Vail Resorts, said that while they’re pleased to offer an option for skiing from mid-October through Memorial Day at a great price, “we want to thank Arapahoe Basin for their partnership for over 20 years. We are disappointed but given the success they have had and their recent investments into the resort, we respect that this is the right time for them to move in a different direction.
Samantha Berman. skimag.com Ski Resort Life Photo credit: Keri Bascetta

Rocky Mountain Region, Glacier Country, Yellowstone Country, Montana

3 Awe-Inspiring Montana Road Trips

There’s a reason Montana has been considered an ultimate road trip destination since the first highways were built: You can drive all day and encounter everything you need for a perfect road trip — breathtaking vistas, winding roads, welcoming locals, incredible food, and small-town culture. With over 147,000 square miles to traverse, you can experience the wonders of nature without leaving the comforts of your car. Start by charting a trip on these unforgettable routes.
Northwest Glacier: The Road to the Clouds
Highway 89 Loop: A Tour of Montana Life
Highway 89: Gateway to Yellowstone
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