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Backpacking with Kids

Backpacking with Kids

Getting your monsters into the woods Words and photos by Tim Hauserman These days, kids spend their days glued to electronic devices, or being shuttled from one scheduled and structured activity to the next. In my humble opinion these kids need to get into the woods....
Amelia Earhart Peak

Amelia Earhart Peak

A moderate Tuolumne climb — By Matt Johanson Area: Tuolumne Meadows Distance: 17 miles round trip Difficulty: Class 3; moderate to strenuous Parking and Trailhead: Tuolumne Meadows Wilderness Center, 8,680 feet Summit Elevation: 11,974 feet Best Season: June through...
Life is a Thru Hike

Life is a Thru Hike

A thru hiking veteran describes his 2013 PCT odyssey from Mexico to Canada By Stephen Olshansky Hi, you can call me Otter, that’s my trail name. Everyone gets one when they become a thru hiker, going for the really big distances. I have been a long distance hiker for...
Tenaya

Tenaya

The peak, the canyon, the lake By Leonie Sherman Sometimes you need more than vague plans to galvanize your Tuolumne weekend, lest you find yourself huddled in a parking lot talking more than you climb. For a three-day weekend, my partner and I chose a simple focal...
California’s Grand Canyon

California’s Grand Canyon

A hike through the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne captures the essence and history of big Yosemite water Words by Leonie Sherman • Photos by Bill Crum Since I live on the coast and love the mountains, my summer officially begins when the park service opens the Tioga...
California Trails

California Trails

Mt. Tamalpais Stinson Beach – Pantoll Loop Hike Story and Photos by Haven Livingston Choosing a day hike from the myriad options in Marin County can be a serious challenge. One route that seems to make most local’s top pick list is the Matt Davis-Steep...
California Trails

California Trails

Elkhorn Slough Words by Haven Livingston By mileage measures the trails are short, but a hike at Elkhorn Slough is deceptively long. Exploring the second largest tract of tidal salt marsh in California (the first is San Francisco Bay)will take time. Your pace may slow...
California Trails

California Trails

Three Great South Bay Trails By Derrick Peterman One of the best things about living in the Bay Area is how easy it is to get away from it all. Here are three recommended trails in South Bay parks that offer a great getaway for folks in Silicon Valley. Visitors enjoy...
California Trails

California Trails

The Forest of Nisene Marks By Haven Livingston In the heart of Santa Cruz County, the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park provides a year-round destination for hikers, bikers, runners and those seeking solace under big trees. Summertime is an especially good time for a...