Labor Day Outside

The last thing we want for you to do is labor over plans to get outdoors this long weekend. So we’ve put together a short list of things to try, from a coastal hike to a sunset spot and a campground for stargazing, even an easygoing bike ride. And away you go …

Week 08.29.2019
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Solstice Treasure

A Hike in Solstice Canyon, a Dip in Corral Beach

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Solstice Canyon is itself a hidden treasure, but the Sostomo and Deer Valley Loop Trail is a treasure within the treasure. This 6.5-mile (round-trip) loop trail starts out on the uber popular Solstice Canyon Trail. Relatively flat and with tons of shade, it’s easy to see why this…
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White Tank Campground

Viewing the Perseid Meteor Shower in Joshua Tree National Park

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Heaven for star buffs: the best campground in Joshua Tree National Park for night-sky viewing, in a place named an International Dark Sky Park, with a full-on observatory just minutes away! White Tank Campground is at 3,800 feet in the eastern part of the park, far from the…
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Yosemite's New Cabins

Yosemite's New Explorer Cabins at Tenaya Lodge

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The only thing more magical than visiting Yosemite in the fall is staying in your own private cabin while there! The all-new Explorer Cabins at Tenaya Lodge make the perfect basecamp for your Yosemite fall getaway. The cabins are tucked among a sugar pine mountain forest beside a…
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Peters Canyon East Ridge Loop

Hike Peters Canyon Regional Park in Central Orange County

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For an inspiring example of a land’s resilience after wildfire, hike the trails Peters Canyon Regional Park in central Orange County.
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Easiest Best Hike in the World

Hike to Yosemite's Sentinel Dome and Taft Point

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Choose the easiest and most view-rewarding hike in Yosemite. Okay, we’ll go first: the combination of hiking to Sentinel Dome and Taft Point. Both of these lookouts are within a couple miles of each other on Glacier Point Road
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Wheeling the Queen's Avenue

Bicycling Riverside's Victoria Avenue Bike Path

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It’s easy to picture bicyclists on the Victoria Avenue bike path in Riverside riding high-wheelers and sporting knickers or bustle skirts. After all, the path follows a scenic parkway built in 1892 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This easy ride passes…
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    Duck, Duck, Goose!

    Try to get a first-come, first-served campsite at one of the Lakes Basin’s lakeside campgrounds. We love Goose Lake Campground, where there are just 14 sites and no motorized boats.

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    Shealor Stunner

    Robust mountains, striking slabs of granite, and deep green pine reflections make Shealor Lake near Kirkwood resort a jewel of the El Dorado National Forest. Reach this alpine oasis on a 1.3-mile hike.

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    National Parks Road Trip: Circle of Discovery!

    Love national parks? Love road trips? Combine the two on one fabulous Circle of Discovery route in Northern California and Southern Oregon! This itinerary features 7 national parks with wondrous features.

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    Peak-a-View!

    Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the entire country and the seventh deepest in the world. For one of the very best perspectives of this shining blue beauty, hike up to Garfield Peak.

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    Hidden Stairways of SF: Urban Hike

    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.

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    Lookout for This View!

    Sierra Buttes Lookout, at a lofty 8,591 feet, is a memory maker for its pucker-worthy stairway to the tower’s balcony. It's a 5-mile (round-trip) hike to reach it. And the reward? Epic!

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    Ah, Good Point

    Ready for a rewarding view? Head to to one of the Peninsula’s favorite promontories: Mori Point. Climb your way up the Bootlegger’s Steps to the Mori Point headland for awesome vantages of the San Mateo Coast.

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    Sleeper Hit

    It's all about the water, and the camping, at Utica Reservoir in Stanislaus National Forest, a High Sierra reservoir perfect for kayak explorations and pitching your tent lakeside..

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