Date with the Outdoors!

Go out this summer and do any activity we’ve ever written about in Weekend Sherpa (seriously, there’s 10 years’ worth of outdoor activities!) and earn yourself some excellent gifts, including a Weekend Sherpa t-shirt and travel wine glasses from our “partner in wine,” Line 39. Here are few ideas to get you going!

Week 04.26.2017
Regions Southern CA

Inspiration Point

Hiking to Inspiration Point in Los Angeles

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With a name like Inspiration Point, expectations are high … and high you’ll go, as in above the clouds on this beautiful 10-mile (round-trip) hike located 2 miles north of popular Echo Mountain. While the Sam Merrill Trail to Echo Mountain is well paved and snakes its way up the…
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Castles in the Air

Beachwood Canyon Staircase Hike in the Hollywood Hills

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This staircase hike takes you on a journey into classic old Hollywood charm and reveals gorgeous views, but you have to work for it! Your fantasy-world journey begins on Beachwood Drive among iconic storybook houses. An extremely steep and seemingly endless staircase lined with…
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Point Dume Bloom!

Wildflower Hike on Point Dume in Malibu

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The giant coreopsis is the showiest wildflower in Southern California, and it’s strutting its stuff right now along the sandy trails of Point Dume Natural Preserve in Malibu. On a 2-mile loop hike, you can not only walk through fields of brilliant yellow specimens—some of them…
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Wine up for the Weekends!

Line 39 Wine and the Great Outdoors

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In California we’re pretty lucky; we’re home to the great outdoors and amazing wines—and Line 39 celebrates both! The 39th parallel runs right through the heart of California wine country and is the inspiration for Line 39. They got their start with Sauvignon Blanc grapes from…
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Black Star Canyon

Hiking to Black Star Canyon Falls in Orange County

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A hike to the roaring Black Star Canyon Falls in the heart of the Santa Ana Mountains is not for the faint of heart nor the weak of ankle. This waterfall in the Santa Ana River is flowing stronger than it has in years! And it’s reachable via a challenging and exciting 7-mile out…
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Plateau Ho!

Hiking Santa Rosa Plateau Reserve in Riverside County

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In the heart of the Inland Empire is a portal to California’s past, where colossal Englemann oaks spread their gnarled branches, and rare native grasses still flourish on verdant hillsides. A hike through the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve near Murrieta is a visit to…
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Griffith’s Glow

Griffith Observatory Sunset Hike

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Griffith J. Griffith believed that people gained an enlightened perspective on life when looking at the skies. So true! Especially when you gaze upon a glorious LA sunset from Griffith Observatory, that generous star buff’s gift to the city he loved. For a short path to…
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Garden of the Gods

Hiking the Garden of the Gods in Los Angeles

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When a film location is known as “the most shot-up location in movie history” you know you’re in for an adventure. A 1-mile out-and-back trail in 23-acre Garden of the Gods threads through sandstone boulders that were natural icons of Hollywood’s Golden Age, back when this site…
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Urban Ranch Land

Visiting Orcutt Ranch Los Angeles

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Though the Woolsey fire came close, Orcutt Ranch in West Hills was not touched, thankfully. The ranch is a 24-acre LA city park filled with vibrant citrus trees and lavish flowers—the perfect backdrop for wandering and pondering. And for Hollywood films. The historic adobe here…
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    Big Time Hike

    This is the largest grove of giant sequoias in Yosemite. We recommend this grand tour hike at 7.5 miles which includes a spectacular overlook.

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    Tam Slam!

    This 8-mile (round-trip) hike is a pure classic, with redwoods, water-flows, and soaring views of the coastline. Oh yeah, and that ladder!

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    Easiest Best Hike in the World

    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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    Nice Ring to It

    This tiny but mighty open space preserve on the Tiburon Peninsula can often exhibit a wide range of wildflowers late into the season, not to mention one of the most jaw-dropping views of the bay.

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