Destination

Destination: Mammoth

Destination: Mammoth

Explore the spectacular east side of the Sierra By Lauren Gregg Cross country skiing at Minaret Vista (Rebecca Garrett). 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...
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 A walk through the forest just outside of town. Photo: Kim Carroll Photography / Evergreen Lodge Groveland is quickly becoming a destination hub for California outdoor enthusiasts....
Destination: San Luis Obispo

Destination: San Luis Obispo

Challenge and indulge yourself in this sweet  seaside town By Kristin Conard There are great places to kitesurf along SLO’s coast (Visit SLO). On the 101 just about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the old mission town of San Luis Obispo (also known as...
Half  Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay

 A quaint coastal town  with something  for everyone By Kristin Conard View of Half Moon Bay from Sam’s Chowder House. 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...
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 Leonie Sherman walks home. Photo: Steve Moyles 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,...
Salty Dogs

Salty Dogs

The Salton Sea becomes a hidden gem for winter paddlers Rounding Mullet Island. 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...
Fall Colors in the Sierra

Fall Colors in the Sierra

Desolation Wilderness 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...
Roadtrip Diversions

Roadtrip Diversions

Highway 299, the Trinity scenic byway By Haven Livingston • Photos by Heather Heartgrave Trinity River rapids near Hwy 299. Photo: Heather Heartgrave The landscape along scenic Highway 299 between Redding and Arcata is a perfect example of treasure hidden in plain...
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