All Stories from Northern CA

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    All Roads Lead to Rogue

    Idea for your next road trip: Go Rogue! The Rogue Valley in beautiful Southern Oregon has some of the state’s best hiking, swim holes, and wineries, and the charming historic towns of Ashland, Medford, and Jacksonville.

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    Bull Yeah!

    Hit the bull’s eye of wide open space at Bull Point Trail in Point Reyes National Seashore. This 3.8-mile out-and-back hike along Drakes Estero’s Creamery Bay is easygoing and packs a visual punch.

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    Exclamation Point!

    Maybe it’s the constant ocean breeze, or the burley 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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    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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    Road Trip Ahead: Oregon Outback

    Remote open spaces, camping under true Dark Skies, hiking and biking trails galore, wildlife refuges, and hot springs! Plan your road trip to the Oregon Outback this summer.

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    Views Fit for a King

    This 6-miler has it all: interesting sandstone formations, wide blue views of the Pacific, and a glistening waterfall. Castle Rock State Park is a popular treasure of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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    Positive Steps to Take

    As the Covid-19 pandemic gripped the world in March, we joined with local agencies to organize around the outdoors as essential for health and well-being. We're passionate about nature and believe it's important for everyone to be able to access and enjoy equally.

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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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    Crushin' on Russian Ridge

    We can't always guarantee timing, but wildflowers love Russian Ridge. In spring this park can be a tapestry of colors, but even if the flower power isn't full on, the views sure are!

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    Three National Parks ... Re-opened!

    A lot of national parks are closed because of Covid-19, but it doesn't hurt to be optimistic in planning for the future. Here 3 we can't wait to get back to, along with some top hikes to do.

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    New Rules of the Trail

    As some parks around California begin to re-open, we came up with tips for being responsible on your outdoor adventures. Let’s do our part so we can all keep enjoying the parks.

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    Sonoma Cinematic

    A film festival in down-to-earth wine country: Yep, that’s the ticket to a good time. Spring is the perfect time of year to be in wine country, with wildflowers blooming. Walk to your movies!

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    Ideas for Mother's Day

    Create arrangements from what is already growing in your yard (or in between the cracks of your sidewalk). Make make beautiful bouquets from a variety of weeds, grasses, and plants.

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    Weekend Sherpa Podcast: Take it Outside

    Weekend Sherpa co-founders Brad and Holly discuss what’s happening outdoors in California—and a few points beyond!

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    Mellow Mavericks

    It’s a site famous for the Mavericks surfing competition, but even without the massive swells, Pillar Point still has plenty to get excited about. Including a short hike with beautiful coastal views and striking sunset scenery.

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    The Occidental Tourist

    The Grove of Old Trees is 33 hidden acres of towering redwoods and the only privately owned preserve in Sonoma County that's free to the public.

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    Peak a Boo-Yeah!

    Laurel Canyon Trailhead in the East Bay’s Tilden Regional Park is like finding the entrance to Narnia and getting whisked away to a magical landscape.

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    Marshall's in Town!

    Everyone has a favorite view of the Golden Gate Bridge. And ours? With respect to all the great options, we’ve got to say it’s from San Francisco’s Marshall’s Beach.

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    Mellow in the Marsh

    Beach, birds, ice plant popping purple flowers: That’s a hiking slam dunk! Hike about 2 miles at Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve using their fully reopened and well-signed Sequoia Audubon Trail.

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    Solano Salutations

    This is for those who like to find their hiking thrills in the hills! Make this destination near Fairfield one of your spring strolling—and birding—sites.

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