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Best Time of Year to Bag a Mount Whitney Summit

2017 sounds like a great year to cross "summiting Mount Whitney" off your bucket list. And since you probably want to maximize your chances of summiting, you have to time your trip just right. In the Sierra Nevada, the absolute best conditions generally exist during July and...

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Best California Farms to Visit With Kids During Harvest

Apples. Pumpkins. Hayrides. Animals. Fall is a great season to bring the little ones to a local farm. These three family-friendly spots featured in Visit California Farms, by Erin Mahoney Harris, are the perfect place to celebrate the season. Slide Ranch Muir Beach, CA  Situated on 134 picturesque acres overlooking the bluffs of Muir Beach just...

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Welcome to the Redwood Coast

This is a guest post by Trekalong intern Robyn Campbell. Thanks to Hollywood, most people picture California as the stereotypical beach scene. But Northern California holds much more than sunny beaches, palm trees, and surfers; the Northern coast has the world's tallest trees. Literally...

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Why the AZT Belongs on Your Hiking Bucket List

TUCSON -- The Arizona Trail (AZT), one of only 11 official National Scenic Trails in the country, is an 800-plus-mile stretch, spanning north-south from the US-Mexico border to Utah. Along the way, a diverse population of hikers, backpackers, cyclists, trail-runners, trail builders, nature enthusiasts, cross-country...

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Trekalong Back from Hibernation!

Hi, all! You might have noticed that the last couple of weeks have been a bit quiet on Trekalong. That's because we've been busy helping our friends at Menasha Ridge Press and Wilderness Press roll out a butt-load of  new and exciting hiking, camping, and outdoor adventure...

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SoCal Not All Urban Sprawl

Outdoor Experts Uncover Hidden Wilderness Close to Home LOS ANGELES -- If anywhere in the U.S. defines “urban sprawl,” Southern California unfortunately seems the most likely location. The name “Los Angeles” has practically become the poster child for sprawl as its greater metropolitan area spans five...

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