Northern California   Outdoor Activities



  • 02.2.12

    New Moves
    So you've biked a lot of paths, hiked plenty of trails, and know the ski runs like the back of your hand? Maybe it's time to bust a new move. Here are three ways to mix things up and try something new.
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  • 01.26.12

    Morning Glory
    Winter is one of the best times to catch a sunrise, especially after a recent rain scrubs the sky. Grab a thermos, and get to any of these prime spots to watch the sun come up over some of the Bay's brightest icons. Rise and shine!
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  • 01.19.12

    Bonus Sherpa: Primetime Coastline
    Winter brings rumbles and roils to the mercurial Pacific, and the North Bay's got some premier spots for witnessing the coastal dramas. For your viewing pleasure…
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  • 01.19.12

    Flocking Good Time
    Feathers are flying! The Bay Area lies smack in the middle of the Pacific Flyway, a superhighway packed with birds throughout the winter. Grab your binoculars and a wing-mate, and flock to any of these three marshes where the action's at its best.
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  • 01.12.12

    No Snow, No Worries
    There hasn't been a lot snow in the Sierra—okay, there's been no snow. But, for those who like to turn lemons into lemonade, there are still some great ways to enjoy Tahoe. Snow or no…just go!
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  • 01.5.12

    Peak Your Interest
    Kick off the New Year by challenging yourself to reach new heights. Here are three less-traveled Bay Area summits that might just peak your interest.
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  • 12.29.11

    Top 10 of 2011
    Looking back through all the stories from the past year is like hanging out with good friends. Here's a list of our Top 10, just waiting to make your acquaintance.
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  • 12.22.11

    Time Out
    Happy holidays from Weekend Sherpa! Break up the holiday hoopla by taking a break in the great outdoors.
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