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  • A dog day in Solana Beach
    A dog day in Solana Beach
    San Diego as a whole is luckily one of the most dog friendly destinations in the U.S. and California. While many travelers spend most of their time in Central San Diego, there is a north county enclave of Solana Beach which is worth exploring with...
  • Girls in Troop 499 and Troop 2622 at Irvine Park
    Lets Teach Hiking Girl Scout Style!
    As my Girl Scout troop girlies get older, the activities they do are hopefully giving them some skills they can use in the future. I think learning leadership is very important! My three Seniors are getting ready to bridge to Ambassador (Where...
  • Pond at Wilderness Gardens Preserve
    Five of Fallbrook's finest forays into the forums of flora and fauna
    For a town that sits at the approximate meeting point of three major So Cal metropolitan areas - San Diego, Orange County and the Inland Empire - Fallbrook retains a pleasantly rural feel. Similarly, Fallbrook's proximity to the southern end...
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    Chilly rain on a spring morning: Gulf Branch Nature Center
    Don’t let a little rain get you under the weather. Put on your rain gear; grab an umbrella and get out there.Several things inspired a hike today at the Gulf Branch Nature Center in Arlington. The drizzle is prompting early plant growth. The...
  • Mine, all yours: five more hikes to Southern California's historic mines
    Mine, all yours: five more hikes to Southern California's historic mines
    The next time you find yourself in a debate with a history buff about which half of California has more to offer, feel free to mention the fact that mining in the present-day L.A. area actually predates the more famous Gold Rush in the north. From...
  • Willow Creek Lake in Prescott, Arizona
    Hike, Bike and Kayak in Prescott
    A charming mile-high mountain town with an old west feel, Prescott, is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise filled with mountain trails and lakes for kayaking and boating. Twin parks Willow and Watson Lake Parks offer the most spectacular...
  • Active Wine Country Tours
    Active California Wine Country Tours
    Heading into the new year, active wine lovers can feed their new year's resolutions and enjoy vineyard landscapes with a hike or bike ride in California wine country and a wine tasting at the end. All of California’s dozens of wine...
  • Must do So-Cal hikes for 2015
    Must do So-Cal hikes for 2015
    If you've made a New Years' Resolution, chances are it might involve getting more exercise, making more time for yourself and loved ones or experiencing new places and things. Hiking can help with all of the above, especially in the...
  • Enjoy a hike to start off the New Year
    Enjoy a hike to start off the New Year
    Is there any better way to start off a brand new year than taking a peaceful walk in the splendor of Florida's wilderness? First Day Hikes are a tradition that began more than 20 years ago at the Blue Hills Reservation, a Massachusetts State...
  • Ten hikes for burning Thanksgiving 2014 calories!
    Ten hikes for burning Thanksgiving 2014 calories!
    You've been good all year. You stuck with your New Years' Resolutions. You went easy at the Memorial Day and Labor Day barbeques. But it's hard not to indulge yourself just a little at Thanksgiving time, right? The succulent turkey,...
  • Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve in motion
    Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve in motion
    Lace up your walking shoes because tomorrow, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve is teaming up with Healthy Adams County to host guided 1.5 Winter Fitness Hikes on the grounds of the Preserve. Everyone is welcome to this first of...
  • I'll be back(bone): 10 more day hikes on Malibu's Backbone Trail
    I'll be back(bone): 10 more day hikes on Malibu's Backbone Trail
    It might not be of the same scale as the Appalachian, Pacific Crest or John Muir Trails, but the nearly 70-mile Backbone Trail in the Santa Monica Mountains is one of the most varied, challenging and easily accessible hiking resources in the L.A....
  • Social Security Hike: Is it enough?
    Social Security Hike: Is $22 more a month really enough?
    CNN Money reports a hike in social security benefits for 2015 of 1.7%. How much does that translate into financially for the average retiree? He or she will rake in an extra $22 per month. Based on the cost of living, this amount doesn't sound...
  • Five hikes in Irvine Ranch
    Five hikes in Irvine Ranch
    Irvine Ranch bills itself as the "National Landmark in Your Backyard" and with 40,000 acres located in and around the neighborhoods of Orange County, stretching from the ocean to the mountains, that's actually a pretty fair claim....
  • Join the Stray Cat Strut on the Cross Florida Greenway
    Join the Stray Cat Strut on the Cross Florida Greenway
    Walk, bicycle, or horseback ride for felines at the Stray Cat Strut at the Cross Florida Greenway (SR 200 to CR 484) on October 11, 2014. The funds raised by the participants will support Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) programs provided by Sheltering...
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