snow cabin

Happy holidays from Weekend Sherpa! Don't get left out in the cold; celebrate with some ready-for-winter outings. Take a holiday stroll at Pescadero Marsh and then warm up indoors near the fire at the San Gregorio General Store. This eclectic fixture on the San Mateo Coast sells everything from Levi's to 18 types of tequila (plus it has live music on weekend afternoons.) For those seeking snow, head for the hills and warm your entire body by kicking and gliding across 50 kilometers of groomed trails at Kirkwood Cross Country & Snowshoe Center (full-moon snowshoe treks every night from Dec. 28 to Dec. 31). Or start the New Year with a brisk morning hike to the East Peak of Mount Tam with the Mt. Tamalpais Interpretive Association (hike meets at 9:30 a.m. at Rock Springs parking lot). Bring your friends, celebrate with snacks and drinks, and receive a commemorative pin. 2010 is fresh on the horizon. Cheers!