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Best Hikes for Leaf-Peeping in Yosemite

We'd like to think it's no coincidence that Yosemite National Park's shoulder season is also one of the most beautiful times to be in the park. The hoards of tourists are gone, leaving only the locals, the animals, and the most dedicated of the leaf...

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50 Best Short Hikes San Diego, Don Endicott, Jerry Schad, San Diego wildflowers

Best Hikes to See Spring Wildflowers in San Diego

Sunshine. Water and waves. Blue skies and mild temperatures. San Diego is a perfect destination all year round for hikers. But come springtime, it's absolutely spectacular. Folks who visit San Diego want to pack up and move there forever, and residents pat themselves on the...

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Palomar Mountain, Afoot & Afield: San Diego County, Scott Turner, Barker Valley, California hiking

Must-Do Backpacking Trips at Palomar Mountain

Without a doubt, the rolling high country of Palomar Mountain in California contains San Diego County’s most picture-perfect mountain scenery. Palomar’s uplands, covered with forests of pine, oak, fir, and cedar, and its gentle valleys, laced with sparkling streams, bring to mind landscapes more commonly...

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