Northern California   Outdoor Activities



  • 01.28.10

    Feathered Frenzy

    We live smack in the middle of the Pacific Flyway, the long Alaska to South America migration route for millions of birds—more than 350 species. Here are a few great places to catch the avian action. Fly to it!

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  • 01.21.10

    Bonus Sherpa: Jet Set
    Diversify your outdoors portfolio with one of these West Coast adventures that confirm we really do live on the coast with the most. Ready, set, jet!
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  • 01.21.10

    Peak Season

    Has all the rain given you cabin fever? Shake a leg and hike to the top of these Bay Area high points. When the storms clear, the views should be great. Rise to the occasion!

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  • 01.14.10

    Bonus Sherpa: Ride On
    It's the heart of winter—put a good spin on your weekend with one of these Bay Area bike rides.
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  • 01.14.10

    Warming Huts

    Warm up this winter by gliding into any of these backcountry huts. Hut, hut, go!

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  • 01.7.10

    Sea Up Close

    Touched a bright starfish lately? Watched a camouflaged seahorse float by? Viewed a sea lion from just a few feet away? This winter, get up close and personal to some celebrities of the sea.

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  • 12.31.09

    Top 10 of 2009

    Along with New Year's comes Top 10 lists. Through all the hikes, bike rides, kayak trips, and secluded lodges, comes some of our favorite California adventures from 2009. Here's to local wanderlust!


    - Brad Day, Publisher

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  • 12.24.09

    Just Getting Warmed Up
    Happy holidays from Weekend Sherpa! Don't get left out in the cold; celebrate with some ready-for-winter outings. Take a holiday stroll at
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