The Ultimate Bay Area Ridge Trail Hike

Earlier this week we shared tips about how to plan a self-supported adventure. And nowhere is better or more convenient for a day outdoors than a long, scenic, well-marked trail. There's one trail in particular we're partial to this summer—the 375-mile Bay Area Ridge Trail....

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How to Plan a Self-Supported Adventure

Guided hikes. Trail races. Mountain bike races. Organized events in the wilderness are wonderful because they add a level of comfort to a long and difficult day—people will be marking your route, checking on you, feeding you food and liquids, and congratulating you at the...

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Bay Area Ridge Trail

Celebrating 30 Years of the Bay Area Ridge Trail

It's the 30th birthday of the Bay Area Ridge Trail! To celebrate this momentous anniversary, we're sharing the Ridge Trail's history in an excerpt from the new edition of Bay Area Ridge Trail, by Elizabeth Byers. The Trail A combination of unique characteristics primed the Bay Area for...

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Introducing the Great American Rail-Trail

The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has announced their long-awaited project—the Great American Rail-Trail! The Great American Rail-Trail stretches more than 3,700 miles from Washington, D.C. to Seattle, Washington. It passes through 12 states—Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Washington. "The...

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The Best Ways to Celebrate National Parks Week

It's National Parks Week! Here are some ways you can celebrate, both inside the parks themselves, and from the comfort of your own home. Visit a national park, national historic park, national monument Duh. Take a virtual tour of national parks you cannot visit Google Earth is celebrating National...

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Foraging hunt, Easter, Adventure Publications

How to Go On a Foraging Hunt

Easter is this weekend. And with it comes the requisite Easter egg hunts full of crowds of crying kids and grass-stained clothes. We're proposing a different way to celebrate the holiday this year. Instead of hunting for single-use plastic eggs full of candy, head to the...

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Walkabout Northern California: Hiking Inn to Inn, Tom Courtney

The Joys of a Multi-Day Hike From Inn to Inn

There is a surge of popularity for hiking from inn-to-inn in Europe, and the same is true in California. Adventurers hike trails connecting coastal villages along the wild Pacific. They trek through the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains, along the serene beaches of Southern California, and...

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