Explore the Presidio's Hidden Treasures

Tucked into a corner of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area is the Presidio, a beautiful little oasis of forests, beaches, and sweeping views that locals love.

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The 8-Step Guide to Planning a Thru-Hike on the John Muir Trail

Planning your first long-distance thru-hike can be a daunting task. Last summer, when I was preparing for my 22 day hike on the John Muir Trail, I was ready to pull my hair out.

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Velo Vino: 30 Miles of Cycling Perfection through the Santa Maria Wine Country

The Foxen Canyon Wine Trail is a beautiful cycling route connecting the Santa Maria Valley and the Foxen Canyon from Santa Maria to Los Olivos, passing through the heart of the one of the most famous.

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Fat Tire Bike the Foothills Trail

The Reservoir Ridge and Foothills trail system around Horsetooth Reservoir and Fort Collins is excellent for mountain biking, trail running, and hiking.

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Deep Blue Roatán: 10 Days of Adventure in the Forgotten Heart of the Caribbean

Whether due to its proximity to mainland Honduras or the over-marketed all-inclusive destinations of Cancun and Cozumel to the north, you have likely never heard of Roatán unless you are an avid scub.

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How to Photograph Under the Full Moon

As night sky photographers, we are constantly in search of skies with little to no moonlight.

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Hike the Sugar Bowl Loop in Kings Canyon NP

First and foremost, to get to this trailhead you need to drive down a 2-mile, one lane dirt road that is quite steep.

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Exploring Lover's Point

Lovers Point is more than just a romantic place to enjoy a glorious sunset with a special someone; (it is also that).

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How to Prepare for Your First Backpacking Trip

I had always wanted to go backpacking but had never actually done anything longer than a day hike.

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Camp at Lizard Creek Campground

This gem of a campground was discovered in desperation after all the campsites were booked at Yellowstone. There are 60 sites with relatively clean bathrooms.

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Introducing Our Custom DIY Sprinter Van

My husband and I spent three months building out our dream adventure mobile. We turned an old plumbing work van into an epic 80 square-foot home on wheels for us and our two pups.

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Picturesque Views from Mt. Tam's East Ridge

This road provides one of the most scenic views of the pacific from north of the Golden Gate.

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Zion National Park in 72 Hours

During your planning I would schedule to arrive in Zion as early as possible. If you are there before Thanksgiving you are going to be at the mercy of the shuttle system to get to the trailheads.

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The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Havasupai Adventure

An oasis in the desert. A place for you to witness the Grand Canyon walls surrounding you while listening to the sound of rushing water outside your tent.

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A Solo Sierra Sprint

Traffic tends to wake me up at 4:30AM on the weekends. Not because of the noise or the lights, but because I have a special disdain for sitting still on an endless asphalt roadway.

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Recommendations for a Week of Adventure in Joshua Tree

There is something about the desert. I’m pretty sure it is the solitude and peace that Edward Abby writes about in his memoir, Desert Solitaire.

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Hike to Moran Point via Four Mile Trail

Four Mile Trail is steep, but hikers efforts are more than rewarded.

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Hike Muir Beach to Tennessee Valley

Head out from the southwest side of the Muir Beach parking lot and catch the Coastal Trail.

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Dorr Mountain Sunrise Hike

Door Mountain - Ladder Trail to Schiff Path and return via South Ridge Dorr Trail to Canon Brook Trail to Kane Path.Hike starts around sea level and the elevation gain to 1270ft is rapid.

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Let's Make Conservation Sexy

The above photo is a Tibetan Lama climbing with a DSLR and 70-200mm f/2.8 lens attached at 15,000ft. He's scaling this wall to take a picture of an endangered eagle's nest.

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How to Plan Your Thru-Hike on the John Muir Trail

The John Muir Trail is 211 miles starting from Yosemite Valley and ending on the summit of Mt. Whitney traveling through the Sierra.

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If You Have Dogs and Need a Getaway, Pay a Visit to the Woodland Park Manor

We discovered the Woodland Park Manor through a website called Glamping with Pets.

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Hiking Through the Marin Headlands

The headlands offer great views of the Golden Gate Bridge. You can make the Vista Viewpoint you're starting off point to leave your car or if you're riding, just stop in and enjoy the view.

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Rock Climb at Eagle Lake Cliffs

To Access Eagle Lake Cliffs Crag, head to the West Shore of South Lake Tahoe. You’ll want to park at Emerald Bay Parking Lot and head to the trail register.

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