Friday, January 26, 2007

Where to see snow in San Diego...?

I'm soliciting some advice here. Ever since Christmas, my kids have been talking nonstop about snowmen and snowflakes and other such snow-related things. In fact, Nolan has resorted to building snowmen in the backyard out of dirt clods (these are quite small snowmen) and empty nursery pots -- the kind for plants, including one gallons, five gallons, and the whopping 24" tree containers -- these snowmen can get quite large and elaborate, complete with athletic shoes and full-sized rakes in hand (click on the photo to see a larger image).

So, the next time we get a snowfall in the local mountains of San Diego County, where should I go to take my three kids (all under the age of five) to get a little dose of snow? All I need is a safe, flat area where they can make a snowball and a snowman, that's it.

Please be as specific as you can in describing your favorite spots. Thanks!


Lounge Lizard said...

The easiest place is just to drive out I-8 to the Sunrise Highway exit and go north. Look for lots of cars parked on the side of the road and you'll see hills where kids can slide, and some really nice wooded areas with views where you can walk out in the peace and quiet of the snow. I think they charge like six bucks for the little day permit (available several places along the drive) which is ridiculous (remember when everyone thought that having national parks free and available to all was a good idea?) but worth it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the tip! I was looking for the same thing for my own kids (3 & 5). Something a little closer than Julian or Big Bear. =o)