Backpacking at the Desolation Wilderness

  The Desolation Wilderness has been a favorite spot among backpackers since it was founded in 1969. It’s all for a great number of reasons — it is seemingly untouched,  photos don’t do justice to how beautiful the area really is, backpackers you would meet (if you see them at all, as there’s not a lot) are friendly, the cold…

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Hiking Basics for the Clueless

  First, I just want to say that I am not a hiking expert. I have been hiking for a few years now though, and have been doing more the past year.  This makes me feel that I am no longer as clueless as I used to be. For the ladies out there who would want to explore and try…

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Urban Hiking in Oakland

  Tucked in the middle of urban Oakland are hiking trails. To start our year, we went off and explored these hidden gems. We have always wanted to check the hiking scene here, and got the push that we need after catching Trailhead, a documentary about Oakland’s wild land parks and trails. Producer Stan Dodson was there at the screening,…

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Nature Tripping in Los Angeles, California

A lot of people visit Los Angeles for the many bright things it offers — Hollywood and all its grandeur, the beaches, beautiful people, museums, food, culture, Rose Bowl — but if you happen to get the chance to go there for a quick trip, don’t forget to take your hiking shoes with you as the city has so many…

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