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cabins anza borrego snowski
With all this rain in California, you know the wildflowers are soon to come. The bloom will be here any day now. All the lower deserts are already showing their stuff, while the Sierras will peak in the mid-summer. Plan now for your Springtime adventure outside. Back to nature, back to health, back to real time. Well deserved free time.
anza borrego desert
The largest state park in California, Anza Borrego Desert offers plenty to see & do. From the slot canyon hikes to the springtime wildflower blooms, East San Diego county has a beautiful desert that's easy to get to. Hwy 78 leads from the coast inland to the Salton Sea. Borrego Springs has lodging & back roads car camping is very popular.
snowboard & snow ski
Decent winter weather has produced some mighty fine white stuff. Mammoth & Tahoe will be open for months. Take a midweek break & head for the hills. Now you can book a ski weekend online! Heavenly & Squaw Valley have teamed up with Viator to bring you package deals. Reserve a ski condo or cozy mtn cabin.
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