Northern California   Outdoor Activities

  • 09.3.09

    Eleventh Hour Outings

    No plans yet for the Labor Day weekend? It’s not too late! Celebrate summer’s final three-day break by getting outside with any of these last-minute excursions.

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  • 08.27.09

    Sleeper Hit

    Found only from Central California to Oregon, coastal redwoods are the pride of the Pacific shoreline. Sleep beneath the ancient giants at any of these hike-in campsites.  

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  • 08.20.09

    Flavor Finder

    A Spanish proverb says, “The belly rules the mind.” We agree! Here are three edible escapes fueled with fresh air and tasty bites.  

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  • 08.13.09

    Night Moves

    When the sun sets on Marin, the outdoors come to life in a whole new light. Grab your fleece and flashlight and check out the North Bay’s dark side.

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  • 08.6.09

    Who Let the Dogs Out?

    Is Marley your wingman? Buster your hiking buddy? By popular demand, here are some dog-friendly Weekend Sherpa outings for you and your four-legged pal.

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  • 07.30.09

    Sequoia Surprise

    Whether it’s getting into the high country, hiking among the largest living things on earth, or stealing away to catch a fiery sunset, America’s second oldest national park—Sequoia National Park—offers more than a few sweet spots for summer explorations. Go big!

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  • 07.23.09

    Sierra Summer Splash

    Summer fog got you in a funk? Make like Huck Finn and head for the hills! The Sierras are filled with some fun rivers to float and good old-fashioned swimming holes—here are three that fit the bill.

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  • 07.16.09

    Write On

    A few months ago, we asked readers to submit story ideas for a Weekend Sherpa outing. We narrowed the submissions down to three, explored the ideas on our own, and threw in a few extra details. Write on, Weekend Sherpa adventurers—this issue’s from you!  

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