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    25 California Waterfalls You Need to Explore This Spring

    The winter California has needed for so long finally arrived this year. You can practically feel mother nature's sigh of relief as the rain and snow continue to pummel the state. Besides revitalizing California's snowpack, rivers, and lakes, the seemingly never-ending precipitation also results i...
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    The ultimate backpacking bucket list for California

    Did you know that California is home to over 14 million acres of wilderness. You read that correctly. Over 14 million! Even the most driven explorer with all the time in the world couldn’t hike every trail in California in a single lifetime. But that doesn’t mean you can’t try. If you’re able to ...
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    The Ultimate Adventure Guide to California’s Highway 395

    California’s highway 395, running from the Mojave desert to desolate Modoc County, is a hell of a road. As far as north-south highways go, the 395 is often forgotten. Everybody takes the photogenic Highway 1, or the painful-but-fast Interstate 5. But the 395 is a real state gem, offering 557 mile...
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    How to Plan Your Thru-Hike on the John Muir Trail

    The John Muir Trail is 211 miles starting from Yosemite Valley and ending on the summit of Mt. Whitney traveling through the Sierra. There are many ways to hike this trail whether south bound, north bound, section hiking, entering or exiting on different points, your daily distance or what else ...
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    8 Tips for Backpacking California's Lost Coast

    The Lost Coast is a 53-mile route along Northern California’s rugged coast, untouched by Highway 1. A 5 hour drive from San Francisco, the Lost Coast offers solitude, wildlife, and the sounds of ocean waves.  For 3 days we meandered along the coast, feeling the ocean breeze against our packs and ...
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    25 Amazing Adventures For Your California Bucket List

    California is a big state, in fact, it is the third largest in the country. Most people associate California with movie stars, avocados, and tech. But for an adventurer, it is so much more. Head to the eastern side of the state and you will run into California’s crowning glory: the Sierra Nevada....
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    10 California Backpacking Trips on My Bucket List

    I remember my first backpacking trip in California like it was yesterday. I was working at a summer camp on Fallen Leaf Lake and my day-off crew decided to head up to Aloha Lake to spend the night at the “Waterfall Camp.” We made our way past several smaller alpine lakes, scrambled across giant g...
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  • From the Sea to the Sky: Road Tripping California's Central Coast

    First things first, you need an epic road tripping rig, especially for bombing sand dunes and the unmaintained forest roads of Big Sur. We went with the awesome 4x4 Jeep from Pacific Overlander, complete with a rooftop tent. It was a beast! Day 1, Ventura: Kayaking Santa Cruz Island No visit to t...
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    If You're Driving I-5 through Northern California, Make a Stop at Castle Crags State Park

    Growing up with my mother in Portland, Oregon and my father working in Long Beach, California I had driven up and down the I-5 many times. I never really stopped to see things in between until now. On March 31, I decided to check out Castle Crags State Park. It was wonderful. I hiked the Crags T...
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    The 25 Best Campsites in California

    When it comes to natural beauty, accessibility, and ecological diversity, California may take the cake as the ultimate adventure destination. You'll find some of the most rugged mountains on the continent, pristine beaches, old-growth redwood forests, endless sand dunes, impossibly tall granite w...
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    3 Days of Exploring Canyons and Chasing Sunsets in Southern California

    It's winter, but here in Southern California you can still go camping without a winter coat. My girlfriend and I had a plan to go to Joshua Tree to celebrate the winter solstice. With the trip getting closer I looked at the weather in Joshua Tree and saw heavy winds forecasted for the times we pl...
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    How Hiking the John Muir Trail Changed Me

    We are all looking for big adventures in life. Being somewhere that is so immense and feeling the simplicity of the world all at once. The day we received our permit to hike the John Muir Trail, I saw a chance to reconnect with nature and take a step back from my current life. I saw a chance to b...
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    3 Awesome California NPS Sites You Should Check Out

    There are 417 different National Park Service sites.  Yet some people only think about the 59 sites designated as national parks and never visit any others.  There are also 87 monuments, 19 national preserves, 51 historical parks, 78 historical sites, 18 national recreation areas and many other d...
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    30 California Hikes with Unbelievable Views

    There are few places on Earth where you’ll find the diversity in landscape that you’ll find in California. The best way to see it all is, of course, by hiking. Whether you’re looking out over the Eastern Sierra, the Pacific Ocean, or the wide open desert, the views you’ll find on these California...
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    5 Must-Do Hikes in the California Redwoods

    It is virtually impossible to describe the feeling of hiking in the ancient redwood forests in California. It’s something you need to experience for yourself. Lucky for you, we’ve put together a quick list of some of the best places to chase that feeling. All you need to do is get yourself to the...
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  • Solo Adventuring while Living the Van Life

    The solo adventure. There are times when we all need to escape and explore the unknown in order to reground ourselves. Whether it is the stress from daily life, or a nagging call to learn more about who we are, the need for inner exploration mixed with finding new places is ever present. Heading ...
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