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Adventure storyteller, outdoor explorer, and taco eater from the west. If you're in the California area, let's go on an adventure.

Hike Laguna Paron

Huaylas, Peru

You have options for this adventure: One is to do a day trip alone to Laguna Paron. Another is to go with a guide/tour company.

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Why the CamelBak Pursuit Series was the Best Weekend of My Summer

I’ll admit, when I heard that The Outbound Collective and CamelBak were teaming up to put on a weekend-long outdoor event, my expectations were high.

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Hike to Nambé Lake

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Starting at the ski basin above Santa Fe, where parking is ample and the drive to reach it is staggeringly beautiful, you head north from the bottom of the parking lot from a well marked trailhead.

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Camp at San Mateo Campground

San Clemente, California

San Onofre State Beach, best known for its famous surf breaks, additionally offers two well equipped campgrounds.

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Hike to Pika Lake

Mammoth Lakes, California

As many of the other hikes start in this area, you start at the Goldwater Creek Campground where there is plenty of parking and restrooms. You will take the Duck Pass Trailhead for this hike.

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Hike the West Rim Trail to Cherokee Falls

Rising Fawn, Georgia

Good luck finding something you dislike about Cloudland Canyon State Park - one of Georgia's largest and most scenic parks.

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Hike the Rocky Branch and Limestone Cove Trail

Unicoi, Tennessee

The trail starts from just beyond the old Limestone Cove campground and runs 3.9 miles to Stamping Ground Ridge high atop Unaka Mountain.

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Mountain Bike at Purisima Creek

Redwood City, California

This beautiful mountain bike ride can be started at the Purisima Creek Road Trailhead or on Skyline Boulevard.

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Climb Sand Rock

Leesburg, Alabama

Sand Rock is a unique set of rock outcropping that erupts from Shinbone Ridge overlooking scenic Lake Weiss.

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Climb Lake Nickajack

Guild, Tennessee

Lake Nickajack has an incredible stretch of 50' limestone that is only accessible by water.

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Quick Hike and a Dip at Hermit Falls

Arcadia, California

From Roberts Camp, many hikers will head to Sturtevant Falls, which is an amazing 60-foot waterfall.

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Hike to Summit Lake

Carbonado, Washington

Summit Lake, nestled in a small basin just north of Mt. Rainier National Park in the Clearwater Wilderness, has everything a hiker could want in a day-hike or easy overnight backpack.

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Sunset at Glass Beach

Fort Bragg, California

Glass Beach is located at MacKerricher State Park in Fort Bragg, CA along the Pacific Coast Highway in Northern California.

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Hike to Little Yosemite in the Sunol

Sunol, California

Please note this is a fragile ecosystem and watershed. There is NO swimming allowed in Alameda Creek and trespassing is prohibited on Water Department lands that are not accessible to the public.

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Photograph the Cypress Tree Tunnel in Point Reyes

Inverness, California

Just north of San Francisco, there's a row of giant Monterey cypress trees that forms a “tree tunnel”.

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Explore The Hidden Rock Caves At Partington Cove

Big Sur, California

Partington Cove which is located in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, is one of Big Sur's hidden gems.

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Hike to Glacier Point via Four Mile Trail

Mariposa County, California

Glacier Point is one of the highlights of Yosemite. The point is located at the end of Glacier Point Road.

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Backpack to Lake Lovely Water

Squamish, Canada

This adventure is one of the best kept secrets in the Whistler area, let alone, British Columbia. The trailhead for Lake Lovely Water is located on the west side of the Squamish River.

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Winter Backpack to the Summit of Mt. Dickerman

Granite Falls, Washington

In general, this is a strenuous hike or snowshoe at approximately 8 miles round trip with nearly 4000 elevation gain. Be aware of current snow conditions and avalanche risk.

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Backpack atop Donohue Pass

Tuolumne County, California

Donohue Pass lies on the border of Yosemite National Park and the Ansel Adams Wilderness. Both the John Muir Trail (JMT) and the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) route through this pass at 11,056 ft.

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Hike the Homestead-Blue Ridge Loop

Winters, California

From the official trailhead, start off by taking the Homestead Trail, which forks towards the right. A trail connecting Homestead and Blue Ridge will take you to a creek nearby.

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Soak in the Sierras: Travertine Hot Springs

Bridgeport, California

After you’ve bagged an Eastern Sierra peak, you deserve a little soaking to soothe your aching feet and tired muscles. Luckily, our great Mother Earth provides what you need.

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Hike to Waterwheel Falls


Waterwheel Falls may be the most unique waterfall in Yosemite.

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Hike to Hidden Falls (aka Tenaya Creek Falls)

Yosemite Valley, California

Also known as Tenaya Creek Falls or Three Chutes Falls, this spot is loved by locals and is definitely worth the hidden trail and scramble over rocks.

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