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  1. The Inside Scoop on Meru: The Epic Climbing Film by Jimmy Chin

    Coming to theaters on Aug. 14, Meru is one of the best climbing films ever made. We speak to Jimmy Chin, Conrad Anker, and Renan Ozturk.

  2. Ski Season 2014/2015 in California: What's New

    Here's what to know for ski season 2014/2015 in California, which is right around the corner.

  3. Rise and Shine: Best Places to See a Sunrise in San Francisco

    Sunsets are spectacular in the City by the Bay. But rouse yourself for a sunrise in San Francisco, and you can savor the amazing views solo.

  4. A Local's Guide to an Adventurous Spring in Lake Tahoe

    Spring in Lake Tahoe means that ski season is winding down, but plenty of other adventures are heating up. Here's how to make the most of it.

  5. 10 Must-Do Adventures in Yosemite National Park

    One of America's favorite national parks, Yosemite is full of epic adventures. Here, 10 things to check off your park bucket list.

  6. America's 5 Wettest National Parks (and How to Stay Dry)

    Don’t let the trip of a lifetime be derailed when the weather forecast doesn’t go as planned. Here are five of the wettest national parks in America, which should be on everyone’s bucket list.

  7. 10 of the Most Epic Northern California Trail Races

    From the infamous Dipsea Race to the brutal Western States 100, these Northern California trail races are sure to test any runner's mettle.

  8. Lake Tahoe Wildflower Hikes: Where to Spot the Best Blooms

    Spring in the Sierra means landscapes awash in the brilliant color of spring blooms. Here, a guide to the best Lake Tahoe wildflower hikes.

  9. Marin Trail Running: The Most Epic Places to Hit the Trail

    The Bay Area is home to some of the country's most world-class trail running. Here, some of the best Marin trail running spots.

  10. 5 Best Waterfall Hikes Near Lake Tahoe

    Spring snowmelt in the Sierra brings dormant winter waterfalls roaring back to life. Here, five of the best waterfall hikes near Lake Tahoe.

  11. See the Sea: 5 Bay Area Trails With Ocean Views

    Put some spring in your step with these 5 Bay Area trails with ocean views, from Marin to Santa Cruz, all with stunning Pacific vistas.

  12. An Adventure-Oriented Weekend Getaway to Bodega Bay

    Known as the filming spot for The Birds, Bodega Bay, about two hours' north of San Francisco, also makes a great getaway for active types.

  13. 5 Amazing California Parks to Visit This Summer

    Skip the crowds at Yosemite in favor of the great outdoor adventures at these great northern California parks this summer.

  14. Pinnacles National Park: Otherworldly Landscapes in SF's Backyard

    With otherworldly landscapes, few crowds, and wildlife galore, Pinnacles National Park is a gem in SF's backyard. Here's how to explore it.

  15. Titans of Mavericks: A Guide To Surfing's Most Epic Contest

    Titans of Mavericks is the world's most epic surf contest. Here, all you need to know about its history, surfers, and where to watch.

  16. Trail Running in San Francisco: 6 Superb Spots in the City

    Trail running in San Francisco doesn't always have to mean heading to Marin or the East Bay. Here, six sublime spots all within city limits.

  17. Mount Tamalpais 101: An Adventurer's Guide to Exploring Marin's Most Beloved Peak

    One of the most iconic landmarks in the Bay Area, Mount Tamalpais is an outdoor lover's paradise. Here's how to explore it.

  18. The Ultimate San Francisco Bucket List: 49 Amazing Adventures To Do in 2016

    From the well-known to the off-the-beaten path, these epic adventures make up the ultimate San Francisco bucket list. Happy 2016!

  19. So, You Want to Try Cyclocross? Insider Tips for Beginners

    Cyclocross is one of the fastest-growing disciplines in cycling. Here, cyclocross tips for beginners, with insight from a NorCal pro.

  20. 7 Adventurous Things to Do in Point Reyes This Winter

    From 150 miles of trails to gorgeous backcountry camping to wildlife watching, there are ample things to do in Point Reyes in winter.

  21. Soaking in Serenity: The Best Hot Springs in Northern California

    A long hot soak is the perfect respite for aching muscles after a long day of adventure. Here, the best hot springs in Northern California.

  22. 5 Waterfall Hikes Around San Francisco Perfect for Winter Exploration

    With wet weather, Bay Area waterfalls are finally raging again. Here, 5 waterfall hikes around San Francisco to explore this winter.

  23. 10 Reasons To Get Stoked for the 2015-2016 Ski Season in the Sierra Nevada

    It's no secret that the 2015-2016 ski season in the Sierra Nevada should be something to celebrate. Here, 10 reasons to hit the slopes.

  24. Trail Mavens: Inspiring Women To Get Out and Explore the Outdoors

    San Francisco-based Trail Mavens was launched to inspire more women to get out and explore the outdoors. We chat with founder Sasha Cox.

  25. Black Friday, Bay-Area Style: Free Entry to 49 California State Parks

    Forget the Black Friday crowds and craziness, and opt for an invigorating outdoor experience at 49 California state parks with free entry.

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