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Renewed Perspective

Despite the haze, one thing is abundantly clear: a renewed appreciation for blue skies! Check the air quality, then be ready to hit any of these three hiking areas, from a classic in Point Reyes (the reopened part!) to a less known loop in the East Bay, and a tranquil trail on the Peninsula.

Week 09.16.2020
Regions Northern CA

Exclamation Point!

Hike the Classic Tomales Point Trail in Point Reyes National Seashore

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Maybe it’s the constant ocean breeze, or the burly tule elk, or the chance to see spouting gray whales: There’s something about Tomales Point Trail. It’s a simple 4.5-mile hike to a promontory overlooking the Pacific. But what you encounter along the way … well that’s pure Point Reyes.
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King for a Day Hike

Hike Kings Canyon Loop Trail in the East Bay

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Some hikes have royally good views. One such crowning glory? King’s Canyon Loop Trail in the East Bay, delivering gorgeous views of the Upper San Leandro Reservoir. It’s a 6.4-mile hike filled with solitude, with just the occasional cow mooing in the distance to bring assurances…
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Hidden Stairways of SF: Urban Hike

San Francisco Hidden Stairways Guided Walk

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This guided hike sold out fast, but new dates have been added! Get outdoors and explore the hidden stairways and gardens of San Francisco anew. Small group and socially distanced.
Email hiddenstairsSF@gmail.com to reserve!

Arastradero Is an A+

Fall Hike Pearson Arastradero South Bay

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Pearson-Arastradero Preserve just might be the perfect place for feeling swept away while not being far away at all. Easily accessed off busy Highway 280, the preserve has over 10 miles of trails.
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Help Communities, Help Animals, Help Nature

How to Support California Bay Area Wildfire Relief

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Wildfires around the Bay Area and Northern California have devastated communities, lands, and wildlife. If you are able to make a donation to help, here are five organizations to consider.
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Trending Stories Northern CA

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    Tamtastical Hike

    This 6.8-mile loop through the woods and ridges that make up the northern foothills of Tam offer the best of both worlds: solitude and grandeur. Enjoy quiet trails, tranquil forest, and big views.

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    Hawk-Eyed Sunset

    It's one of the best sunset spots in the Bay Area. And Hawk Hill in the Marin Headlands is quieter than usual this year because of few tourists. Enjoy a sweeping panorama 923 feet above the Pacific.

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    Thank You to Our 2020 Team

    Thank you to our wonderful 2020 team for bringing the great outdoors home in a most challenging year. Meet our contributors and get ideas from their personal favorite CA adventures this year.

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    2021 Hiking Calendar!

    Ready to kick off 2021? (Like we have to ask.) Literally kick it off, with a hike! Download the 2021 POST Hiking Calendar (complimentary)—with recommended trails for every month of the year.

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    Trebek Open Space

    While most hikers head over to adjacent Runyon Canyon, instead do the 2-mile hike at Trebek Open Space and pay your respects to the legendary Jeopardy host and philanthropist, Alex Trebek.

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    Rock the Hope at Lake Elsinore

    Hike the 4-mile Levee Trail on the shores of Southern California's largest natural freshwater lake, Lake Elsinore, and get a splash of positive energy thanks to the Rock Snake started earlier this year.

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    Weekend Sherpa Podcast: Take it Outside

    Amid a new year that's already had challenges, Brad and Holly discuss the realities of what's happening in the country. And (!) some of the best new hiking trails locally in the Bay Area and SoCal.

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    A Very Reno Winter

    You’ve never had a winter vacation like Reno Tahoe! The Biggest Little City in the World is also one of the best winter basecamps. The Truckee River flows right through its lively Riverwalk District.

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