Category Archives: Reviews

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Lodging Review: Tuolumne Meadows Lodge in Yosemite National Park

An outstanding base camp for exploring the Tuolumne Meadows area Yosemite National Park is, of course, one of the crown jewels of the US National Park system, and an extremely popular destination for California residents and visitors alike. While most … Continue reading

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E-book Review: Paddler’s Secret Places, Where to Kayak in San Luis Obispo County, by Andee Allen and Ashala Taylor

San Luis Obispo County is, of course, a great place for hiking enthusiasts. With generally mild weather year-round, an abundance of public lands, and a delightful combination of coastal and mountain ecosystems, it’s an ideal destination for everything from short … Continue reading

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Book review: Hiking and Backpacking Santa Barbara & Ventura, by Craig R. Carey

The Los Padres National Forest stretches along California’s Coast Range from just south of Carmel at its northern end to just west of Interstate 5 near Castaic at its southern end.  The forest consists of two separate regions: the northern … Continue reading

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