Julia Nurse

Bike or Run the Bob Jones Trail

San Luis Obispo, California

The Bob Jones Trail provides a variety of activities -- running, walking, biking, skateboarding/rollerblading, and some exploring by the creek.

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10 Must-Do Summer Backpacking Trips near Denver

Denver, Colorado

Longer days and warmer nights means it's backpacking season in Colorado.

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Beach Hike to Point Conception Lighthouse

Lompoc, California

It must be approaching low tide to complete this hike! This hike begins at the Jalama Beach Campground.

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Hike to Burney Falls

Burney, California

Although the falls can be seen right from the parking area, this scenic 1.3 mile loop is a great hike for all levels of hiking ability.

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Hike Shell Beach Bluff and Ontario Ridge

San Luis Obispo, California

Starting on Shell Beach Bluff Trail is the perfect way to warm up your legs before climbing Ontario Ridge. It’s a relatively flat and incredibly well maintained path that runs right along the coast.

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Hike the Cerro Alto Trail

San Luis Obispo County, California

Cerro Alto Peak is a great, dog friendly hike that offers amazing views of Morro Bay.

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Scramble up Mt. Muir

Inyo County, California

From the Whitney Trail - beyond trail crest - you will see a big cairn (right side). If you make it to the first "window of Mt. Whitney" you have gone too far.

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Hike the Park Ridge Trail and Quarry

San Luis Obispo County, California

Park Ridge is a double peaked ridge, elevated at 911ft, which stands next to Cerro Cabrillo, one of the Nine Sisters.

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Hike to Upper Yosemite Falls


You can find the trailhead to Upper Yosemite Falls near Camp 4. There is plenty of free parking here and you can also take a shuttle to stop #7.

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Backpacking to Sword Lake

Arnold, California

Getting There Take 108 to Pinecrest Lake to pick up a free backcountry permit at the Summit Ranger Station. (If you reach Strawberry you've gone too far.

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Hiking Onion Valley to Kearsarge Pass Trail

Independence, California

This trail starts at the Onion Valley Trailhead. This trail is in the John Muir Wilderness and ends at Kearsarge Pass, the boundary for Kings Canyon National Park.

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Summit Cucamonga Peak

Mount Baldy, California

Start hiking early, before the sun rises so you can maximize the day out of the heat and to give yourself plenty of time for the hike.

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Trail Run in Golden Gate Park

San Francisco, California

Strawberry Hill is one of the hidden gems of Golden Gate Park. It is named after the once abundant strawberry fields that inhabited the island.

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Exploring Big Sur to Pigeon Point

Pescadero, California

We started off in Big Sur and took as many pull-off viewpoints as possible between Big Sur and the final destination, Pigeon Point Lighthouse.

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Hike to Pfeiffer Falls

Big Sur, California

This trail is a staff favorite at Big Sur. This family-friendly waterfall trail provides only a moderate challenge for young children and older family members.

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Hike to Alamere Falls

Bolinas, California

The hike to Alamere falls is ~8.4 mile out-and-back. Start at the Palomarin Trailhead located in the parking lot near the restrooms.

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Hike Mount Tallac

South Lake Tahoe, California

The classic 9½ mile out-and-back day hike to Mount Tallac begins at the trailhead on the southwestern side of Lake Tahoe, between Emerald Bay and Camp Richardson.

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Bouldering & BBQ at Stinson

Stinson Beach, California

Stinson offers up a great beach day with a few activities for everyone to enjoy.

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Surf Cowell's Cove

Santa Cruz, California

Cowell's Cove is located just south of Santa Cruz’s iconic Steamer Lane. The break is a slow pealing right, and is a very user-friendly wave for beginners.

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Backpack the Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail

Saratoga, California

Want to experience one of the bay area's most memorable backpacking trips? We've got the details to get you out on the trail.

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6-Mile Run up Twin Peaks and Mt. Sutro

San Francisco, California

Are you thinking, hit up two of the bigger peaks in SF, what a great idea? Well, you thought right! The first mile and a half is uphill as you charge to the top of Twin Peaks.

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Backpack to Redfern Pond, CA

Hunting Hollow

Henry W. Coe State Park, northern California's largest, provides outdoor enthusiasts with over 89,000 acres of land to explore, as well as 22,000 acres of designated wilderness area.

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37-Mile Ride: Fairfax to Nicasio Loop

Fairfax, California

For this scenic loop, start at the Corner of Broadway Blvd and Bolinas Rd. Head north on Broadway until it connects with Sir Francis Drake Blvd ("SFD").

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Hike to Carson Falls

Bolinas, California

Are you tired of crowds on your hikes? First, shame on you for getting up so late and moving so slowly.

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