Destination

Destination: Mammoth

Destination: Mammoth

Explore the spectacular east side of the Sierra By Lauren Gregg Bordered to the north by the eastern entrance to Yosemite and surrounded by the vast Ansel Adams and John Muir Wilderness, Mammoth Lakes and the surrounding eastern Sierra is the perfect destination for...
Destination: Yosemite Valley

Destination: Yosemite Valley

Fall and winter offers something for everyone By Kristin Conard Yosemite Valley, the “Incomparable Valley,” was set aside to be protected by the Yosemite Grant on June 30, 1864. And it was four years later that John Muir first visited the valley. Thanks in great part...
Destination: Groveland

Destination: Groveland

Discover the charm and outdoor experiences of this Old West town By Ariel Galos Groveland is quickly becoming a destination hub for California outdoor enthusiasts. Situated on the south bank of the Tuolumne River and surrounded by Stanislaus National Forest, Groveland...
Destination: San Luis Obispo

Destination: San Luis Obispo

Challenge and indulge yourself in this sweet  seaside town By Kristin Conard On the 101 just about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the old mission town of San Luis Obispo (also known as just San Luis or the even simpler SLO) has mountains, wine country,...
Half  Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay

 A quaint coastal town  with something  for everyone By Kristin Conard If you’ve driven between San Francisco and Santa Cruz along scenic Highway 1, you’ve passed through Half Moon Bay. Chances are, you were on your way to somewhere else, and your experience was that...
Destination: Bear Valley

Destination: Bear Valley

A Sierra gem that keeps you coming back By Kristin Conard Between Tahoe and Yosemite on California State Route 4 is Bear Valley, a small and scenic destination with a rich history and year-round fun. Bear Valley is set in the midst of the central Sierra mountains,...
Walk the Bay

Walk the Bay

An epic waterline hike from Monterey to Santa Cruz By Leonie Sherman Once the scope of our historic drought dashed my hopes of an annual New Year’s ski tour, I caught a ride to Seaside State Beach, just north of Monterey, turned right and started walking. Three days...
Salty Dogs

Salty Dogs

The Salton Sea becomes a hidden gem for winter paddlers Words and Photos by Charles Graham A dark wind line rose across the Salton Sea in southeastern California. Before we could seek refuge on Mullet Island, we were engulfed by frigid whitecaps. It was a 3-mile slog...
Fall Colors in the Sierra

Fall Colors in the Sierra

Words and photos by Tim Hauserman Outdoor exercise addicts are always looking for an excuse to get aerobic in nature. We sign up for centuries so we have to “train” by going on a series of great rides leading up to the event. We buy season passes to ski as often as...
Roadtrip Diversions

Roadtrip Diversions

Highway 299, the Trinity scenic byway By Haven Livingston • Photos by Heather Heartgrave The landscape along scenic Highway 299 between Redding and Arcata is a perfect example of treasure hidden in plain sight. Driving straight through this corridor that follows the...