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Hand pick your holiday tree


Every December we head to Mendocino National Forrest via Covelo to hand pick our holiday tree. We pick up a permit for $6 from the ranger station or Keith’s Market, drive into the forest until our truck gets stuck in the snow (yes, Mendocino County has snow at these elevations!), then delve into the forest until we find the perfect tree for our small house. We sip hot cocoa and sled while the tree gets tied to the roof then trundle down the hill to the North Fork Café for a delicious meal. Trust me you will sleep well if you take on this holiday adventure!