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    December 19th, 2019

    Fa La La Outside

    Get into the holiday spirit by getting outdoors. Whether you’ve got friends and family in tow, or you’re just looking for a solo breather, these are classic SoCal outings for the holidays.

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    December 12th, 2019

    The Coast Is Clear

    Go hike the hills, paddle to a lighthouse, and explore coastal caves near the classic beach town of Avila Beach.

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    December 5th, 2019

    Weather or Not: Holiday Outdoors

    Don't let the wet weather put a damper on your holiday plans. Here are some fun and easy ways to find holiday cheer (like beer!) and seek shelter if needed.

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    10.07.2020

    Fall for the Treasures of North Lake Tahoe

    North Lake Tahoe in fall is an amazing time. It’s less crowded, many hiking and biking trails are open, sunsets and starry nights are spectacular, and fields of aspens are a splendor across the region. And don’t just go for the weekend. Work from “home,” North Lake Tahoe style…

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    November 28th, 2019

    Everyone Outdoors for Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving! Southern California has a bounty of beautiful outdoors to explore, from easy urban walks exploring architecture, to hiking up and down canyon ladders. Here are some great ways to adventure over the holiday.

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    November 21st, 2019

    Desert Holiday

    After the Thanksgiving dessert ... desert! With the holiday season coming in hot, do a different kind of turkey trot. Head to the desert. Here are few good ways to spend the upcoming holiday.

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    November 14th, 2019

    Gold Rush

    Who says there’s no fall in SoCal? Ours lasts right on through November! We have leafy trees, perfect weather ... and we have three hikes that are fall-out gorgeous.

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    November 7th, 2019

    Autumn Wonders

    Full moons, starry night campsites, art walks, and iconic hikes ... autumn in SoCal brings plenty of places to wander and ponder. Here are few to take you through the season.

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    October 31st, 2019

    Haunted Hikes

    In the spirit of Halloween, we give you some haunted hikes. Who ghosts there? Find out on these three boo-tiful hikes.

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    October 24th, 2019

    Coast Into Fall

    The heat is on. So cool down, courtesy of the coast. From Back Bay biking with birds to an art walk with a short coastline hike nearby, and a classic stairway hike to the sand and sea.

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    October 17th, 2019

    Lovin' the Ruins

    California has always been a land of dreamers, and some of them have left traces of those dreams behind for us to explore. Discover ruins in remote mountain canyons and high on desert cliffs.

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    October 10th, 2019

    Full Moon Hikes for Lunatics

    Bright lunar light makes some folks a little wiggy—hence the word “lunatic.” Our feeling: You’d have to be crazy NOT to get out and hike under a big full moon from time to time!

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    October 3rd, 2019

    Brewery Hikes

    In North San Diego County, all trails lead to beers! At least, if you take any of these three routes where four breweries are on standby, ready to quench your post-hike thirst.

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    September 26th, 2019

    Reach for the Pinnacles

    Rugged rock spires, deep caves, volcanic formations… Pinnacles National Park packs an adventurous punch, and—bonus—you might even get to see the famous, endangered California condor.

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    10.07.2020

    Fall for the Treasures of North Lake Tahoe

    North Lake Tahoe in fall is an amazing time. It’s less crowded, many hiking and biking trails are open, sunsets and starry nights are spectacular, and fields of aspens are a splendor across the region. And don’t just go for the weekend. Work from “home,” North Lake Tahoe style…

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    September 19th, 2019

    Three Cool Canyons

    Not all canyons can be grand, but we think these three are pretty cool. Give you summer a proper…

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    September 12th, 2019

    Urban Art Walks

    Get your art fix without stepping into a museum (not that there’s anything wrong with that). These…

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    September 5th, 2019

    Ride a Little, Drink a Latte

    All great bike paths lead to coffee—well, at least these three do. Steer your two-wheeler to…

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    August 29th, 2019

    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…

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    August 22nd, 2019

    True Ocean Adventures

    Who needs air-conditioning when we have an ocean to play in? Our height-of-summer stay-cool plan is…

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    August 15th, 2019

    Yosemite Anew

    It’s easy to think you’ve seen Yosemite’s best stuff. But this national park just keeps giving us…

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    August 8th, 2019

    Summer Sensations

    Whoa, summer—slow down already! Get outside to savor the best of the season with some peak hikes…

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    Shakespeare Bridge + Secret Garden

    Romeo, Romeo, we all know how this goes, but do you know how to go to the Shakespeare Bridge and secret gardens? We’ve got the online do-it-yourself hiking route for you.

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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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    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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    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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    Fall for the Treasures of North Lake Tahoe

    North Lake Tahoe in fall is an amazing time. It’s less crowded, many hiking and biking trails are open, sunsets and starry nights are spectacular, and fields of aspens are a splendor across the region.

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    Ride and Seek

    Oceanside breezes, beautiful beaches, a car-free pathway for biking, and beer at the end: You’re on a roll! The San Mateo Coast was made for beach hopping and beer tasting …

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    Redwoods, Beach, Banner View!

    Explore among the redwoods in Henry Cowell State Park on this magical 5-mile hike featuring the big trees, a beach, and a beautiful view from an observation deck.

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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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