California Trails

Backpacking with Kids

Backpacking with Kids

Getting your monsters into the woods Words and photos by Tim Hauserman Photo: 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...
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

Otter at the southern terminus. 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...
Tenaya

Tenaya

The peak, the canyon, the lake By Leonie Sherman The author cruising slab, still in approach shoes. Photo: Steve Moyles 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...
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 A placid stretch of river beyond the roar of California Falls. Photo: Bill Crum Since I live on the coast and love the...
California Trails

California Trails

Mt. Tamalpais Stinson Beach – Pantoll Loop Hike Story and Photos by Haven Livingston View of Stinson Beach from the Dipsea Trail. 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...
California Trails

California Trails

Elkhorn Slough Words by Haven Livingston Lupines along trail with view of the slough. Photo: Paul Zaretsky 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...
California Trails

California Trails

Three Great South Bay Trails By Derrick Peterman Almaden, Quicksilver County Park. Photo courtesy of Santa Clara County Parks 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...
California Trails

California Trails

The Forest of Nisene Marks By Haven Livingston Photo: Cathy Claesson 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...
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