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    November 17th, 2020

    You've Got It Mead!

    Beer and wine are common holiday staples, but we’ve got some sweet secrets that are worthy of some buzz: three hikes close to some of SoCal’s top meaderies (aka “honey wine”). Beeline for them.

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    November 10th, 2020

    Feast on These Urban Hikes

    These three urban hikes with food bonuses take you to hidden parks, historic fig trees, big views, mural art and magnificent landmarks. Gobble them up!

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    November 3rd, 2020

    SoCal's Secret Redwoods

    Redwood groves in SoCal? Yes! And they’re the perfect respites if you need some space to clear your head or just look up and revel in awe. Here are three places to wander among the local redwoods.

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    11.18.2020

    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, featuring Burning Man art. And there’s year-round access to all things outdoors…

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    October 27th, 2020

    Halloween Hikes!

    It's a boo-tiful time of year! Head out on any of these hikes in gardens and forests and hidden trails infused with the Halloween spirit, including tricks and treats and ... who ghosts there?!

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    October 20th, 2020

    Home Run Hikes

    In the spirit of the World Series, these three hikes are a grand slam for getting outdoors, gaining great views, checking out some baseball landmarks, and enjoying food, wine, and beer, too. Home run!

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    October 14th, 2020

    Uncork These Adventures!

    Discover Sonoma County's coastal hikes, hidden beaches, secret redwoods, tent-cabin stays, and vineyard bike rides. Come for the wine, stay for the outdoors!

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    October 7th, 2020

    Malibu Hike-in Beaches

    A beach or a hike? How about a beach hike? Malibu's got both, and then some! Here are three coastal where you get million-dollar Pacific views and quality beach time too.

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    September 30th, 2020

    Simple Waterside Escapes

    Enjoy a riverside stroll, dining outdoors in a state historic park, and paddling an oasis in one of LA's most lovely recreation areas.

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    September 23rd, 2020

    Hikes & Garden Walks with Hidden Labyrinths

    Meditative, contemplative, and sometimes just simply fun, these hikes and garden walks with hidden labyrinths allow for a little levity and contemplation in nature.

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    September 16th, 2020

    Hikes for a Fresh Perspective

    Hazy days make one thing very clear: a renewed appreciation for blue skies! From the desert to the coast, here are three view-tiful hikes for gaining a fresh perspective when the air improves.

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    September 9th, 2020

    Hike to These Iconic Bridges

    Hike to some classic bridges, with great scenery and secret gardens, too. Here are three beautiful and historic bridges in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Pasadena.

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    September 2nd, 2020

    Keep Cool Outdoors This Weekend

    Keep things cool on a hot summer day with beaches, beautiful murals, a SUP excursion, and the namesake lake with a banner view of the Hollywood Sign.

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    August 26th, 2020

    Four Goodness Lakes!

    Enjoy the Sierra Nevada's most refreshing assets: lakes! Here are four lake camping destinations in the Sierra Nevada where you can escape for some lounging, paddling, and hiking.

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    11.18.2020

    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, featuring Burning Man art. And there’s year-round access to all things outdoors…

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    August 19th, 2020

    Secret Sierra

    The Lakes Basin is the High Sierra, simplified. About one hour northwest of Tahoe you'll find chill lakeside camping, miles of uncrowded hiking trails, and a lookout like no other.

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    August 12th, 2020

    Peak Season: Summit Hikes

    Summer's peaking so hit the peaks! These three SoCal classics offer some history, some cardio workouts, and—best of all—some seriously amazing panoramas.

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    August 5th, 2020

    Midsummer Mojo

    Ultimate vistas, a Griffith Park classic, and a bonanza of national parks in California and a bit beyond make midsummer sensational!

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    July 29th, 2020

    The Road Trip Less Traveled

    A beautiful national park, wild and scenic rivers, hike-in hot springs, tent cabins in the mountains, peak hikes, wine tasting: do a road trip to Southern Oregon!

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    July 22nd, 2020

    Hollywood Hikes

    Like many in showbiz, the Hollywood Sign has had a few touch-ups over the years, an enduring beacon beaming amid the good and the bad. Here are three hikes starring beautiful views of the timeless, if not ageless, Hollywood Sign.

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    July 15th, 2020

    Wheelhouse: The Pacific Electric Trail

    The Pacific Electric Trail is a 20-mile car-free bike path threading six cities in the Inland Empire. Pedal three distinct segments of it so you can explore some sites and grab some bites.

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    July 8th, 2020

    Short Social Distance Hikes With Big Rewards

    Looking for a little space on the trails? These three hikes in Los Angeles County are short (under 3 miles), offer good social distance, and bring big rewards, from “ultimate” viewpoints to tranquil retreats.

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    GOAT Coastal Hike + Sunset

    GOAT (greatest of all time) Sonoma Coast experience? Hike the Kortum Trail, wine taste on a patio overlooking the Russian River, and catch a sensational sunset at, yep, Goat Rock Beach.

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    Seed the Day!

    Redwoods in Orange County? It's true! Find them on this 2-mile loop hike in Brea's Carbon Canyon Regional Park, home to 241 Sequoia sempervirens specimens. The tallest is nearly 100 feet!

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    Bodega's Hidden Hike-in Beach

    Bodega Head has a mystical hike-in beach trail through secret sand dunes. Hike in, then enjoy the West's tastiest BBQ brisket on a patio overlooking Bodega Bay Harbor.

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    Boontime!

    Glamp in a tent cabin or stay in private patio room among redwoods in the heart of Russian River. And do some wine tasting at these two beautiful vineyards with airy cabanas and gorgeous views.

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    Opt for Oursan

    Hike the trail less traveled in the East Bay's Briones Regional Park. The Oursan Trail is pure serenity on a wide hiking path skirting the northern shores of Briones Reservoir.

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    Refreshingly Different

    Reno Tahoe is where America’s largest alpine lake meets the Biggest Little City in the World. Easily access the best ski resorts (and hot springs!) and have urban adventures at your fingertips.

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    Muir Woods Through the Backdoor

    A backdoor entrance into Muir Woods? Hike a tranquil trail that starts in Mount Tamalpais State Park and quietly leads into Muir Woods, letting you avoid the busyness of the main parking area.

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    Forest Bathe Under the Redwoods

    Giant Douglas firs and a peaceful madrone- and tanoak-studded forest make the hiking at Sanborn County Park sublime, but there’s an added majesty here thanks to the Todd Creek Redwoods Grove.

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