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Hike the Lakes

Summer’s winding down, but the lakes are still filled up. From a trifecta lake hike in Tahoe to a backyard Sierra-esque loop in Marin, here are three excellent hikes around the water. Drink it in.

Week 09.05.2019
Regions Northern CA

Tahoe's Trio of Lake Vistas

Hike to Middle Velma Lake in Tahoe

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They say good things come in threes, and it’s true when you embark on this 8-mile (round-trip) hike in Tahoe’s Desolation Wilderness. It gives you three excellent lake vistas: Eagle Lake, Middle Velma Lake, and Emerald Bay on Lake Tahoe. From the trailhead, follow signs to Eagle…
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Yosemite Is Autumn Magic

Yosemite Mariposa County Autumn Magic

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Autumn is Yosemite Mariposa’s secret season. Spring has waterfalls, summer has people, and fall … well that’s an autumn-magic slam-dunk. For starters, the hiking trails are still open, and much quieter (See the Top 5 Hikes for Fall). Channel Ansel Adams with primo autumn lighting…
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Backyard Sierra

Hike Bon Tempe Lake in Marin

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With bright blue water, ospreys soaring overhead and evergreens towering all around, Bon Tempe feels like a secluded lake in the Sierra Nevada. Surprise! It's one of the five pocket lakes on Mt. Tam's northern flank, and the water supply for many Marin homes. You'll never lose sight of this blue beauty as you hike the flat 3.8-mile trail that circles its shore.
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Life Aquinas

Hiking El Sereno Open Space Preserve

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Reach a new height and gain a round-the-compass panorama at El Sereno Open Space Preserve. Just off Highway 17 in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Los Gatos, the preserve’s 7.5-mile (round-trip) out-and-back Aquinas Trail offers a sky-scraping, sun-soaked ridge with striking…
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    Shealor Stunner

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