For Hank

For 11 years Hank was Weekend Sherpa’s unofficial mascot. Sadly, he passed away last week. Hank lived a lot of life in his years, including many outdoor adventures across California. In celebration of Hank and all dogs (including the ones who now run free in our hearts), here are some of Hank's favorite dog-friendly things to do in Northern California.

Week: 06.15.2022
Regions: Northern CA

Love You Some Limantour

Spend the Afternoon at Limantour Beach in Point Reyes

Limantour Beach Point Reyes
Limantour Beach Point Reyes
Limantour Beach Point Reyes
Limantour Beach Point Reyes
A lot of places in Point Reyes National Seashore don’t allow dogs, but Limantour Beach has split the difference, offering ample dog-friendly space that’s bluffing beautiful.
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Simply Sun Valley, Idaho

Mindfulness in the Mountains in Sun Valley

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spa in Sun Valley
hiking Sun Valley
A change of scenery is like a breath of fresh air, and you benefit from both when you experience the Sun Valley, Idaho, very few people know. Nature nurtures here in the original mountain town.
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Float This Boat!

Canoe Big River in Mendocino

English bulldog and person in a redwood canoe on the Big River in Mendocino
Woman and her dog on a canoe on the Big River in Mendocino
What makes paddling Mendocino’s beautiful Big River even more enjoyable? Exploring it on an artisan canoe! These handcrafted outriggers are fashioned from reclaimed virgin redwood. (Bonus: even the dog can come along!)
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Muiraculous Beauty

Have a bonfire at Muir Beach in Marin

Ready to make your non-California friends jealous? Have a bonfire at Muir Beach while watching the sunset. This is Northern California living at its most braggadocious.
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Watershed Moment

Take an easy 2-mile hike that traces the Presidio's largest watershed, Tennessee Hollow

Woman wearing a white backpack walks down a winding path
The Presidio in San Francisco offers some of the best urban hiking in the country! And the new marsh bridges under Presidio Parkway offer more habitat for plants, fish, and bird life... and trails for us!
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Leapin' Lupine!

Hiking in Sonoma Valley Regional Park

Woman hiking up a trail at Sonoma Valley Regional Park
Seasonal wildflowers and evergreen vistas make this a locals’ favorite hike in Sonoma Valley Regional Park. Go soon to see popping lupine and buttercups on this scenic 2-mile (round-trip) route with beautiful picnic spots.
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  1. Bikers checking out the view of the reservoir from a bench in El Sereno Open Space Preserve on the Bay Area Ridge Trail

    Serenity in El Sereno

    This one’s for solitude seekers. The El Sereno Open Space Preserve leg of the Bay Area Ridge Trail is a new 7-mile (out-and-back) adventure for hikers and cyclists, winding through the chaparral with 1,000 feet of elevation gain and gorgeous views as payoff.

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  2. Eat, Sleep, Beach, Repeat

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  3. Going Deep

    Mesmerized, educated, and inspired are just a few of things you can’t help but feel while visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium and its spellbinding new exhibition, Into the Deep.

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    Just in Time for Tahoe!

    Shorter days, cooler nights, and plenty of room to roam: Fall is amazing in North Lake Tahoe! You’re just in time to enjoy North Lake Tahoe’s autumn splendor among trails less crowded.

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  1. Historic Hidden Gem

    Smack in the middle of Monterey, and featuring a phenomenal view of the bay and the harbor, Lower Presidio Historic Park is truly an undiscovered gem. In fact, some historians have called it “the most historically significant site on the West Coast of America.”

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  2. Two people walking towards Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point Orange County

    Getting Salty

    Long walks on the beach are great, but what about long walks to the beach? This 7.7-mile (round-trip) to the beautiful Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point is one of the best in Orange County.

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  3. Beauty and the Beach

    Sweeping, romantic, and vast, Garrapata State Park has all the stuff of swoon-worthy scenery. There’s a magical beach backed by hulking cliffs with a hiking trail we like best in the later afternoon, when the beach can be blissfully deserted.

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  4. Pointing It Out

    Wanna hike where the locals do? Visit the new Palo Corona Regional Park in Carmel for a 4.5-mile (round-trip) journey through a beautiful oak forest and up to Inspiration Point for beautiful coastal vistas.

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