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Margaret Mead

We had our first snow fall of winter this week with about 2 inches of snow on Mount Laguna. More snow is on its way next week right in time for the Thanksgiving holidays.

What a wondrous spectacle this early in the winter.

Forecasters called conditions this week as "summer, fall and winter” convergence. Temperatures along the coast were in the mid 90's early this week, right before snow made fall on Wednesday morning.

Glamping in the winter is a unique experience, especially at these altitudes where we experience a significant amount of snow.

Mount Laguna turns into a winter wonderland, while visitors from all over the county flock to the mountains to play in the snow.

From our backcountry mountains to our white sand beaches, there is no question as to why San Diego is a world class tourism destination.

At Alter Experiences, we strive to create the most cozy and comfortable spaces in nature during all 4 season.

We provide the highest quality camping and outdoor gear, which we've tried and tested over the years in some of the harshest environments.

It is our job to deliver a nature immersive experience, with all the modern comforts and amenities you can expect at a hotel. Each one of our sites is hand staged and outfitted with thousands of dollars worth of high quality outdoor gear.

Although some of our visitors still opt to stay in our tree tents in snow conditions, we recommend our bell tent with propane heater. Propane is provided.

Temperatures can get down in the low 20's at night.

Your site also comes with a fire pit and wood bundles are sold on site at $6 per bundle. You'll most likely go through 3-6 bundles a night. You'll also want to get a fire going in the early morning.

You'll want to bring waterproof snow clothes and waterproof boots. Don't forget those beanies and gloves. Pack some comfort foods and canned soups, chili beans, mac and cheese.

Don't forget that we provide plenty of hot chocolate, tea and coffee. You can pick up some apple cider in Julian, which can be served warm.

We strongly recommend you bring chains and be prepared for camping in such conditions. Our team is usually on site, as well as the Mount Laguna camp host.

So if you've never tried glamping in the snow, let us know. We'd love to host you for an unforgettable winter glamping experience. Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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